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Shoresearch Intertidal Surveying


29 April 2018 12noon – 6pm

Our Shoresearch Intertidal Surveying course is an introduction to our marine life and intertidal survey methods to enable you to be confident to conduct surveys in the future.

In a day filled with presentations, field work and discussions you will:

  • Start in the classroom and cover basic shore ecology and threats to biodiversity
  • Take part in an ID session covering different groups of seaweeds, sponges and animals.
  • Be given an overview of the survey methods in the classroom
  • Take a short walk to the beach to conduct a survey, put the skills into practice and ask any questions.

At the end of the course you will have gained confidence in conducting these surveys as a volunteer.  You will also enrich your knowledge of marine and coastal wildlife and conservation work in the Solent and seas around the Isle of Wight.

The survey involves up to 2 ½ hours walking and crouching.

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Is this course for me?
No previous marine knowledge or skills required, just enthusiasm for our local seas. You will need to be able to walk for more than 2.5 hours and spend some time crouching.

When and where?

Sunday 29 April 2018 – 12noon – 6pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start

We will be meeting at:

Lepe Country Park Classroom.
Lepe Point conservation and education area,
Lepe Country Park,
SO45 1AD

Parking charges apply: All day: £6

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What do I need to bring?

  • Money for the car park and should you wish to purchase ID guides which will be on sale.
  • A packed lunch or additional money for the on-site café.
  • Suitable footwear (ideally wellies – walking boots may be damaged by sea water if not washed afterwards).
  • Waterproof and layered clothing.
  • Pen/ pencil and notebook for note-taking.

There will be tea and coffee provided donations for this will be gratefully received.


Dr Tim Ferrero – Senior Specialist for Marine Advocacy

Dr Jenny Mallinson – Visiting Researcher, National Oceanography Centre



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