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
- Stormy Weather Ahead
- Three new ways to help our oceans and their inhabitants
- It's a great way to learn about seabirds and contribute to the world knowledge base
- Call for Sailors in the Southern Ocean to Take Part
- SeaBC Poster
- SeaBC Bird Primer (Adult)
- SeaBC Bird Primer (Kids)
- SeaBC Hourly Count Tally Sheet
- SeaBC Incidental Report Tally Sheet
Seafarers Can Help Track Effects of Climate Change with Secchi Disk
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.