CoCoast Lite!

Introducing 'CoCoast Lite'

CoCoast celebrated its second birthday in January! That’s two years of transect surveys, wine and science nights, beach cleans, barnacle counting, lugworm sperm searching and countless other coastal activities. As a community, you have achieved a huge amount. And there’s more to come… 

Do you struggle to find time to do a CoCoast survey? Can’t face the prospect of 10 whole quadrats? Or maybe you’re a weary super surveyor in a quadrat quandary? We have a solution for you!

CoCoast Lite is a way of contributing to the CoCoast general transect survey, without needing to complete 10 quadrats per transect.

We understand 10 quadrats is a lot, and can be overwhelming. However any data you submit can be used by our scientists, to increase our understanding of how marine life varies across the UK and how things are changing. So why not try a few and see how you get on?

For super surveyors that are completing 10 quadrats regularly, this may give you the opportunity to fit in a few more surveys and sky rocket your survey stats! 

Complete 1-3 quadrats (or more if you like!) using your chosen species pack and submit your data to be in for the chance to WIN exciting survey rewards including tickets to our CoCoast awards night! 

There are plenty of opportunities for you to join us on the shore and help us celebrate our birthday by completing a CoCoast Lite quadrat or two! Or if you just can’t wait to get surveying just head down to your local shore and give it a go!

Competition Time!

For the month of August we are running a competition to win tickets to the screening of your choice of the Ocean Film Festival Tour. It's back for 2017 and screening some of the world’s most inspirational and mesmerising ocean films around the UK this September and October. 

Dive into this brand-new collection of films, each featuring incredible cinematography from rarely explored corners of the ocean! Take the plunge with world-champion freedivers as they explore a haunting shipwreck, cast off with nomadic sailors tackling Antarctica’s treacherous waters, and meet the most mind-blowing marine creatures imaginable. See the trailer. 

Photo credit: Perrin James. Diver: Kimi Werner.

How to be in with a chance of winning...

To win a pair of tickets to the screening of your choice all you have to do is get out surveying and submit your data online The volunteers who carry out the most amount of quadrat surveys & submits the data online will win 2 tickets…it is as simple as that.

The competition runs from the 1st August until the 22nd August so that gives you 3 whole weeks to get out and enjoy your local rocky shores.



Terms & Conditions:

Winners will be chosen by the number of quadrat data submitted. Only 2 winners per hub location. Data submissions will be counted from 12:00pm on the 1st August until 22nd August at 11:59pm.  Cost of getting to screening location is not covered. Winner will be contacted by email by 26th August where you pick the screening date and location of your choice and tickets will be available to collect on the door. Guest of winning volunteer does not have to be a CoCoast volunteer.