Network of local land-based surveyors 

In spring 2016 we embarked on a new project with funding from the Manx Lottery Trust to develop a network of local land-based surveyors. We ran 3 training courses in May 2015 and trained a total of 55 people in species identification and survey methods. As expected, out of these 55, a small number of truely dedicated people are actively conducting surveys for us and have so far recorded Risso’s dolphins, Minke whales and Harbour porpoise.

We will be running further courses in May 2017 but in the meantime, we are happy to hear from anyone interested in joining our land-based survey team, we do however ask that you will commit time to the work and try to get out and survey as often as possible when the weather allows. Full training and support will be given.

See our Land-based survey page to find out why this type of research is so important