June presented two excellent opportunities to share our passion for science with young students from the Fife area.
On 8 May, in collaboration with the Morecambe Bay Partnership, CBESS team members from the University of St Andrews, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology (CEH) were in Barrow-in-Furness to host a participatory stakeholder workshop for local recreational users.
This has been a summer of socio-economics for CBESS, with the second recreational stakeholder workshop being held in Barrow-in-Furness in May. The workshop was ran in collaboration with the Morecambe Bay Partnership, who found us the amazing Art Gene venue and did an excellent job of recruiting participants and promoting the event. Representatives from multiple recreational sectors attended from around the Morecambe Bay area and helped us understand how they use the bay recreationally. Continue reading
In June and July, Queen’s University Belfast went into the field repeating the CBESS sampling campaign in three locations around Northern Ireland. They sampled small invertebrates and larger mobile fish and crabs by collecting sediment cores and deploying fyke nets in Belfast Lough, Lough Foyle and Carlingford Lough.