Diving for Data – how data can save our seas

Date:
Monday 8 June 2015

Time:
6.30pm start, refreshments and networking from 6.00pm

Venue:
Room SW101, School of Computing, Cornwallis South, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF

Cost:
Free of charge

Speakers:

Fiona White is the marine officer at the Kent Wildlife Trust.

Elaine Purse is Technical Director at Foster and Brown Research Ltd. She is a BCS member.

Synopsis:

This talk will be given jointly by Fiona White and Elaine Purse.

Fiona organises the Seasearch and Shoresearch programmes in Kent. These aim to find out more about the marine wildlife and various types of seabed found around Kent, and to identify important sites and species around our shores. She will give an introduction to Seasearch, describe how data is collected by volunteer divers and what that data is used for - including, for example, evidence needed to support the setting up of Marine Conservation Zones around the Kent coast.
Elaine is a volunteer diver for Seasearch.

The talk will be suitable for techies and non-techies alike - if you know any divers, they might also be interested and are welcome to attend.