Environmental Survey Workshop, February 2013
After a series of four successful Environmental Survey workshops for boat owners, SEACAMS is holding another one-day workshop on Tuesday 12 February in Swansea.
The aim of the workshop is to give boat owners the opportunity to learn about the principles and practices of environmental surveys. By conveying how boat owners can make use of their vessels for environmental survey work and how best to market their services, SEACAMS hopes to aid these local businesses to gain access to potential work available. A morning session at Swansea University will be followed by an afternoon on board the university's research vessel in Swansea Bay.
Topics covered include:
- Marine and coastal surveys explained – different survey approaches and methodology.
- What is the market base, boat and equipment needs for a successful survey?
- Legal requirements for a boat survey
- Skippering a Research Vessel
- Marketing opportunities – how to ‘sell’ your business
- Survey scenario and equipment demonstration – on board the RV Noctiluca
Following suggestions from previous workshop participants, SEACAMS is creating a new database of vessels available for charter in Wales. This database will aim to link charter boats with consultancies and survey companies and thereby assist companies to find the appropriate boat in the survey location. All participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to add their boat specifications to the database.
SEACAMS has linked with APT Bioscience project so that the one day business workshop is followed by a two day training course on Marine Ecological Surveys. Consolidate your learning and gain accreditation from Swansea University by continuing with the the Marine Ecological Surveys course on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 February 2013.
If you wish to find out more information or register for the workshop, please email SEACAMS@swansea.ac.uk or contact Nicole Esteban on 01792 513005.