Citizen Science Projects for the Cruising Community

OCC member Colin Speedie has undertaken the task of researching and vetting citizen science projects that are particularly suitable for the cruising community to contribute to.  As budgets are cut and research money dries up, scientists are looking for new ways to access and collect valuable environmental data. Cruisers on the other hand are in a unique position to assist and often eager to contribute to something bigger.  It's one way that our members can give back and help preserve this natural environment we find so precious. 


Photo (c) by Colin Speedie, Wave Action. All rights reserved. 


Instructions on How to Participate in SeaBC

Environmental Update April 2015

  • Stormy Weather Ahead

Environmental  Projects Update December 2014

  • Three new ways to help our oceans and their inhabitants

Please join the Birding Aboard Facebook page

  • It's a great way to learn about seabirds and contribute to the world knowledge base

OCC Wishes Secchi App Project a Happy First Birthday

  • Call for Sailors in the Southern Ocean to Take Part

Calling on the Citizen Science Navy to Help Document Plastics in the 5 Gyres

Sea Turtles Need Your Help

Ocean Voyagers Called on to Count Sea Birds

Seafarers Can Help Track Effects of Climate Change with Secchi Disk

Oceans Watch Looking for Boats to Help Pacific Islanders

Stewardship of the Sea

Watch Cowspiracy, a most important environmental documentary

Suzanne Hills, s/v Wanake, urges us all to watch Cowspiracy. It focuses on animal agricultural and the effect it is having on our planet, including the impact that our oceans could be all but fishless in 50 years.  It is streaming on Netflix or you can download it here: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret