Explore Your Shore! – Marine Citizen Science at the National Biodiversity Data Centre

Dave Wall of the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Explore Your Shore! project will be discussing marine citizen science in Ireland. Explore Your Shore is a Citizen Science project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency focused on increasing our knowledge of the distribution of our intertidal species, exploring their potential as bio-indicators of water quality and ... Read more

Seasearch ireland – Site monitoring in Irish waters (part 1)

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Join Seasearch Ireland for a talk on Diving Citizen Science and The National Marine Monitoring Scheme which uses an informal survey methodology combining the existing Seasearch methodology with a list of bench mark species to be monitored at each site. Sites are selected by participants themselves to facilitate repeat sampling. Abundance is then measured for ... Read more

Free

KelpRes – the diversity and resilience of kelp ecosystems in Ireland.

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Join Seasearch Ireland for a talk on KelpRes, an EPA funded project run by NUI Galway, exploring the biology, ecology and genetics of Cuvie (Laminaria hyperborea) in Ireland. This talk by Dr Kathryn Schoenrock-Rossiter will explore some of the key findings of the project and how you can get involved in monitoring your local kelp ... Read more

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Seasearch Ireland Sponge Identification Workshop

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Dr Maria Vittoria Marra will be presenting this short introduction to sponge identification. Though sponges are one of the most commonly seen species by divers they are extremely under recorded and make up only 8% of Seasearch records in Ireland. This course is aimed at recorders interested in expanding their knowledge of this under recorded ... Read more

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Coastwatch – Lizards and Newts in coastal habitats.

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Coastwatch are delighted to bring you this online event to discover more about Lizards and Newts as part of National Biodiversity Week 2021. Rob Gandola of The Herpetological Society of Ireland will cover the fascinating lives of these protected species.

Free