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Solent Shoresearch

Shoresearch at Calshot by Paul FloydShoresearch at Calshot by Paul Floyd

Join our Shoresearch project and learn more about your area’s varied marine life – whilst helping to build a complete picture of our stunning coastal habitats.

You don’t need any special skills or knowledge to take part. We offer training courses each year so you can learn how to conduct a survey and what to look out for, or you can simply come along to surveys and learn as you go. All you need to do to take part is book on the survey you’d like to attend, then turn up on the day!


Get involved

Everyone can get involved in Shoresearch. By joining a survey you can contribute to our shared knowledge about the health and diversity of our marine life. See survey and course dates and how to book here.

Training & Survey Information

We offer Shoresearch training courses once or twice a year, and a series of Shoresearch surveys throughout the year.

Surveys take about 2-3 hours and are conducted between March and September in a variety of locations around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Our survey areas include a range of habitats such as rocky outcrops, shingle, gravel and some man-made structures.


You can find out more about upcoming surveys and survey results by signing up to the Shoresearch mailing list. Please email to sign up. 

Newsletter & blogs

You can see what we have been finding on our surveys by reading the Living Seas blog. Shoresearch posts date back to 2014 when the blog first started. 


Contact Tim Ferrero (Senior Specialist for Marine Advocacy)  on for further information or queries about Shoresearch.