Providing opportunities for boat users from all backgrounds to get involved in marine science while enjoying a trip on their boat in the South West. We are calling out for volunteers to help with monitoring water clarity near the seagrass beds we are surveying. Seagrass needs lots of sunlight to grow so water clarity is very important in the monitoring process for these protected habitats.
Simply take a water clarity reading from your boat using a secchi disk and report the findings via the smartphone app on android or apple. It takes 5-10 mins and helps your local marine environment by informing scientists on the conditions.
Why get involved in ‘Sailing into Science’?
How to sign up
The information collected goes to a wider database for the global secchi disk project to monitor the world’s water clarity to study plankton, pollution and turbidity.
Thank you to the following clubs for getting involved and supporting the project so far:
Also thank you to harbour authorities, shops and cafes that have put up our poster to spread the word. If you would like a poster or two, please get in touch!