Capturing Our Coast

This is a superb opportunity for volunteers to join the largest marine ‘citizen science’ project in the UK.

The Thanet Coast Project is hosting training sessions with the 'Capturing Our Coast' project team, where volunteers can learn more about marine biology and then help with monitoring local marine wildlife on rocky shores in their own time and feed the results into the national database. The aim is to increase our understanding and identify the distribution of marine life around the UK - whilst also looking out for . This training is FREE with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for 3 years from 2016.

There are some fabulous species packages to choose from, to monitor - from Banacle bonanza, High-shore highlights. Like it or Limpet, Absolutely Crabulous, Snail of a Time, Funky fucoids, Kelp Wanted, to Keep your friends close, anemones closer! 

Training 2016 - Places are limited (18yrs+):

  •  CoCoast Margate Poster (164KB, PDF)  

  • Next Training day - Margate. Kent  Date to be confirmed: 28 Feb 2017


Here's what you need to do: 

1) New volunteers need to register with CoCoast:  {hyperlink; or ‘copy & paste’ link below into your browser}

2) Then, let us know at & we will let you know of the next training day in the NE Kent area, so we can book you in!

Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)

c/o Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
United Kingdom



Tony Child

Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672

(based in Manston Road Depot)