The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s largest and leading marine conservation charity. We fight for the future of our ocean through people-powered action – with science on our side. Our resources take you through the role of blue carbon in aiding climate recovery, what our beach cleaning data tells us each year about plastics, and how to get involved. Plus, more about the secrets of our ocean creatures.
Become a citizen scientist and record simple data like how much litter you find on a beach clean, what type of seaweed you spot at the seaside and what animals you see at the UK coast. This data collected by people like you has been used to introduce the 5p carrier bag charge, properly label wet wipes as unflushable, campaign for a Deposit Return Scheme and more. Find out more in the links below.
Become a Citizen Scientist and help clean our beaches.
Explore the coastline with a Seashore Safari Guide –
Help our campaign to Stop Ocean Threads – sign the petition for filters to be fitted to washing machines.
Get down to the shore and take part in The Big Seaweed Search, our citizen science project looking at them impacts of climate change on our seaweeds.