Capturing our Coast (CoCoast) is a new Heritage Lottery Funded UK project being coordinated by institutions across the country. This project trains members of the public to collect information from beaches across the country which will be used by scientists to investigate impacts of climate change and non-native species on our marine life. The University of Portsmouth is coordinating CoCoast in south east England and they will be running training courses and events at beaches throughout the region, as well as social gatherings every 4-6 weeks. Many of these events and activities are based at the Institute of Marine Sciences located out on Ferry Road in Eastney.
This month’s Wine & Science event on the 1st February will feature a talk from Luke Helmer, a current PhD student at the University of Portsmouth. Luke’s PhD concentrates on oyster restoration efforts in the Solent and he will be presenting some of his findings. Sign up to find out more about current oyster restoration in your local area!
Wine, science, nibbles and Q&A too all kicking off from 18:45 for the talk to start at 19:00. The event is FREE and you can book online HERE.