Get Active

Help the voice for our seas get louder!

You can get active with us in lots of ways. Explore these web pages and find something that works for you. Whichever you choose, you’ll be helping our work towards clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries and wildlife protection.

© Richard Harrington

Big Seaweed Search

Contribute to research by recording seaweed species found on your local shore.

Become a Sea Champion

‘Sea Champions’ is our
national volunteer programme
offering environmental volunteer opportunities in the UK.

© Jakob Owen


A project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in helping
protect the marine environment by recording what they see underwater.

© Jack Versiani Holt

Share your wildlife sightings

MCS is interested in hearing about your wildlife sightings
of a number of different marine species - basking sharks, marine turtles and jellyfish in UK and Irish waters.

© Jack Versiani Holt

Capturing our Coast

Be part of one of the UK’s largest coastal marine citizen science projects.
You’ll be trained in marine life identification, and survey techniques to find more about species that live on our shores and how we can protect them.

Help keep our beaches clean

Our ‘beachclean’ volunteers help keep our beaches clean
and also collect valuable data about marine litter.

More information and campaigns to get behind…

Come into our office

If you live near Ross-on-Wye, why not come into to our main office and help us out?

Learn more about Sea Champions

Local Groups

Our local groups are a great way to support MCS and meet like-minded people in your area, who are passionate about the sea. We presently have support groups in the South East of England, Lancashire, and Pembrokeshire.

Find out more

Sea Kayak Challenge

Stunning scenery, fascinating wildlife, highly experienced guides
and all in aid of the UKs leading marine conservation charity.

Join the challenge

Reef Check

Every year MCS leads on the scientific surveys of coral reefs with our partners at Biosphere Expeditions and Reef Check.

Learn more

Did you know?…

MCS is a leading partner and volunteer trainer in the largest experimental marine citizen science project ever undertaken in the UK: Capturing our Coast

MCS encourages people to visit the coast, learn about the marine environment and enjoy it and provides ways they can help to keep it healthy and productive into the future

5.4 million people spend time by, on or in the sea every year