Introducing 'CoCoast Lite'

CoCoast celebrated its second birthday in January! That’s two years of transect surveys, wine and science nights, beach cleans, barnacle counting, lugworm sperm searching and countless other coastal activities. As a community, you have achieved a huge amount. And there’s more to come… 


Do you struggle to find time to do a CoCoast survey? Can’t face the prospect of 10 whole quadrats? Or maybe you’re a weary super surveyor in a quadrat quandary? We have a solution for you!

CoCoast Lite is a way of contributing to the CoCoast general transect survey, without needing to complete 10 quadrats per transect.

We understand 10 quadrats is a lot, and can be overwhelming. However any data you submit can be used by our scientists, to increase our understanding of how marine life varies across the UK and how things are changing. So why not try a few and see how you get on?

For super surveyors that are completing 10 quadrats regularly, this may give you the opportunity to fit in a few more surveys and sky rocket your survey stats! 

Complete 1-3 quadrats (or more if you like!) using your chosen species pack and submit your data to be in for the chance to WIN exciting survey rewards including tickets to our CoCoast awards night! 

There are plenty of opportunities for you to join us on the shore and help us celebrate our birthday by completing a CoCoast Lite quadrat or two! Or if you just can’t wait to get surveying just head down to your local shore and give it a go!