An update on the 2021 survey season.
I hope you have had a lovely summer. I can see that lots of you have been out and about around the UK coastline collecting data via the ORCA OceanWatchers App – our data portal is full of your fantastic surveys and I can see that some of you have even been lucky enough to go out on ferries, cruise ships and small sailing vessels in the UK and further afield!
In ORCA, despite lots of itinerary and travel alterations our Saga cruise teams have had some wonderful sightings this summer on their cruises around the UK. You can read the survey reports on our website here.
Unfortunately, it has not been possible for our ferry surveys to go ahead in 2021, as I am sure you can appreciate. However, we are in the process of finalising the ferry survey dates for 2022 and these will be open for application in the New Year. We will keep you informed leading up to this.
Once again, we thank you all for your continued support of ORCA and cannot wait to be able to offer you opportunities to go out to sea again in the near future.
With best wishes,
Head of Science & Conservation