Our aim is to inspire others to engage with our marine environment through citizen science, education, research and awareness-raising.
What we are about
We want to inspire local people and visitors to become stewards of our greatest natural resource in order to create healthier seas and coastal communities now and in the future. We hope to create action through education and provide evidence for conservation through engaging people in data collection, recording and practical action.
By bringing people to the sea we will enhance the understanding and engagement of our maritime heritage and culture whilst giving them the tools to care for and protect the wildlife and environment within it.
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The Research & Education Vessel ‘Sea Bird’ is a beautiful wooden hulled traditionally built ‘Ringnetter’ type vessel. Descended from the legendary sailing drifters of the late nineteenth century, she is a roomy and powerfully built vessel of 40 tons displacement and 17 metres overall length. Originally launched in 1969 from the slipways of her Scottish, Weatherhead and Blackie of Port Seaton, she worked through all seasons as a Herring Ringnetter and as a general-purpose fishing vessel up until late 2018.Learn More
Our team of volunteers are passionate about Citizen Sea. The opportunity to be a part of the historic tradition of being aboard a vessel like Seabird and learning how to manage her, sail her, and skipper her is an enthralling opportunity for all. If you feel a call to assist in working towards the betterment of our Marine environment, we will receive you with open arms and provide an opportunity to become active to whatever capacity you are willing and able. The first step, will be training in basic vessel crew work. But there is so much more...Learn More