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Can you survey your coast before 23 October 2022? Join the annual Coastwatch Autumn Survey.
This year’s Coastwatch Survey has been extended until Sunday 23 October due to inclement weather, so you still have time to take part in a Coastwatch Survey of your coastline. This survey is designed to give an overview of the state of the coast. It involves volunteers from all walks of life checking their chosen 500m stretch of coast (survey unit) once around low tide, and jotting observations down on the survey questionnaire while on the shore.
The Coastwatch survey was born in 1987 and has adapted over time with updates from paper maps to modern GIS and alignment to EU water law like the MSFD, WFD, Waste and Nature law. It takes in several countries all around Europe, with some common base questions that are identical and can be pooled for an European report.
If you would like to take part, you will need to choose a 500 meter stretch of coast and survey that before 23 October. Full details and how-to guides are on the Coastwatch website.