Marine Monitoring 

In 2021 we partnered with NatureScot to launch our intertidal Marine Monitoring project, which aims to undertake seasonal rocky shore surveys at three monitoring sites within the BMR. 

Four times a year we will carry out a full assessment at Coldingham, St Abbs & Killiedraughts Bay. This regular survey will allow us to obtain a baseline of species and habitat data, as well as monitor any changes in abundance or distribution of marine life.

This project is reliant on citizen scientists to be able to gather data at the scale we require, and as such we will provide full theory and practical training volunteers. 


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If you are interested in finding out more about this project and completing your volunteer training then please email

The dates, times & locations for all 2022 surveys can be found here: 

Previous online survey training links:


Online species training 1

Online species training 2

Robo-Limpet and temperature probe on the rocky shore