ORCA OceanWatchers

Citizen Scientists

Citizen Scientists

The ORCA OceanWatchers programme gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to our conservation work.

The ORCA OceanWatchers online training course, along with a bespoke app gives you the chance to collect vital effort-based data about whales, dolphins and porpoises.  This data can be collected at any time, anywhere that you can see the sea!



ORCA have worked with bridge crews, offshore workers and expedition staff to train seafarers to become citizen scientists.  ORCA conducts training to all seafarers to collect data on whales, dolphins and porpoises that they encounter at sea, as well as learning about threats to these animals, such as ship strike.

During the annual ORCA OceanWatch event, trained seafarers, plus ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor, Cruise Conservationist and Wildlife Officer teams are out in force to collect as many data as possible over a 9 day period.