About

At Jersey Marine Conservation we are very busy. We do as much as we can to make a real difference. 2020 looks like being a very challenging year. To make it easier to understand what we get up to, here are our three main operations.

Data Gathering

The principle element of our project from when we began as Jersey Seasearch in 2011, involves getting wet. Our initial object was to collect much needed species information in the sub-tidal waters of our Island. Without that information it would not be possible to create protection policies or management startegies.
We set out to gather this data, focusing on indicator species, habitats and human impacts. This data is added to our Biodiversity databases through Seasearch UK. Our High Energy sites can only be reached in calm conditions and on a slack tide.

Education

We are proactively engaged in teaching young people about the importance and factors facing our marine habitats. In 2019 we launched the Butterfield Marine Watch project in conjunction with Butterfield Bank, Jersey. Schools and community groups can have the Touch Tank for the day enabling the whole school to see the amazing creatures that live in the inter-tidal zone.  Please contact us if you would like to host the Butterfield Marine Watch Team: kevin@jerseymarineconservation.org.je

Environment

Our team is committed to saving our Island’s marine environment and to promote our success story worldwide. We are constantly moving with technological developments such as video monitoring, remotely operated vehicles and water analysis. Our undergraduate and post graduate Students and citizen science volunteers are investigating the seabeds changes as a result of mobile gear, global warming and invasive species.

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Our Team

Executive Team

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Kevin

Founder & Chairman

Former Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Underwater photographer, Author and Seasearch Tutor.


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James

Vice Chairman

Seasearch Trainee Surveyor, Technical Diver and former Diving Instructor.


Support

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Sam

Committee Member

Currently completing a PhD with Plymouth University, Hons Marine Biology Graduate, Sponsored by the Blue Marine Foundation, Rescue Diver, videographer, Scout Leader and Assistant Kayak Instructor.


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Gareth

Butterfield Marine Watch Touch Tank Coordinator

Chairman of the Marine Biology section, Société Jersiaise. Chairman of the Jersey Ramsar Authority.


Chris

Chris

Marine Watch Species Manager

Member of the Marine Biology section, Société Jersiaise. Marine Resources panel member,


Beverley

Beverley

Secretary & Treasurer

Dive Master, Rib skipper, Seasearch Observer, Accountant.


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Josh

Marketing & Developer

BSAC Qualified Marine Conservation Diver, Rescue Diver, Big Blue Intern and Marketing & Design specialist.

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