The Big Sea Survey is an exciting regional venture involving local communities and volunteers in the recording of coastal marine life.
The project, run by Newcastle University’s Dove Marine Laboratory has been out and about collecting important information about the species which live along our north east coastline. This information will be valuable to scientists and coastal managers, helping inform decisions about the protection of our rich biodiversity.
Now in its third year the project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will be out and about around the north east region coming to a town near you. Come along to our road show to see the Big Sea Survey exhibition and discover more about the fascinating world of marine life right on your doorstep.
After a successful evening show casing the Big Sea Project to some of our volunteers the display and exhibition materials from the Big Sea Survey are heading out and about around the region to local communities. The exhibition summarises the findings of the project and the records of marine intertidal species that have been recorded by our volunteers. The display show cases all of the exciting activities and events which have been ongoing across the region over the past few years. The road show will be at six locations across the region over the next six weeks and will finish on Newcastle Universities Main Campus for an afternoon of celebration with the volunteers of the project. A keynote presentation from Martha Holmes will set the afternoon off.
1st - 14th Feb - Saltburn Library
15th - 28th Feb - Dorman Memorial Museum, Middlesborough
1st - 14th March - Newbiggin Maritime Centre
14th - 28th March - Durham City Centre
29th March - 11th April - St Abbs Community Centre
11th - 14th April - Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh
26th April - Celebration Event - King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University - 2-6pm
Martha Holmes - Keynote Speaker. There will also be presentations from the voluneteers invloved.
15th - 19th July - Roadshow, Hancock Museum for Marine Wildlife Festival
Acknowledgement for funding gratefully received is given to the Heritage Lottery Fund.