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Dive in: A citizen science series

Citizen science is when people like you work alongside researchers to collect scientific data and contribute to research. Our series of online training sessions tell you everything you need to know about getting involved.

Playing a valuable role in change

Citizen scientists play a valuable part in our fight for a cleaner, better protected, healthier ocean - one which we can all enjoy. By working together, we can collect enough information to provide evidence-based results which we use to understand the state of our seas and campaign for change.

Taking part in citizen science projects is a great way to get outside and connect to our ocean - you don't even need to live by the coast to get involved. The information you collect contributes to real scientific research and, more importantly, it's fun to do!

Seaweed search

Credit: Ffion Mitchell

Citizen science training courses

Find out more about how you can get involved by watching our online training videos below or attending one of our upcoming live training sessions.

Big Seaweed Search

Wildlife sightings

Source to Sea litter quest

Upcoming events

Online training

Our Dive in sessions offer training on how to get started and take part in our citizen science projects. They'll give you all the information you need to get involved and start contributing to real scientific research, and there'll be time to ask your questions too.

Click on the links to find out more and register.

Wednesday 15th March, 8pm - Dive in: Beach clean organiser training

Wednesday 5th April, 8pm - Dive In: Beach clean organiser training

Wednesday 10th May, 8pm - Dive In: Beach clean organiser training

Wednesday 14th June, 8pm - Dive In: Beach clean organiser training

In person events

We have a team of Volunteer Managers and wonderful volunteers who carry out events all around the country. To find out about the latest events in your area, register to be a volunteer, or join your regional group on social media by clicking the links below.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund Logo

This project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.