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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.

Big Seaweed Search

Wildlife sightings

Source to Sea litter quest

Stay up to date

We're here to support our volunteers all around the country. To find out about the latest events in your area, register to be a volunteer and explore the volunteer dashboard. You can also join the national Sea Champions community on Facebook.

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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.