On 20 March we are running a Big Microplastic Survey at Ryde on the Isle of Wight. If you have never done a microplastic survey before can we ask you to look at the various videos that explain the techniques. In particular please make sure you watch the Health and Safety video. You also might like to download and read the resource pack as it provides lots of detail about the techniques and what we are looking for.
The plan is to meet at the Ryde Beach cafe near to the bus station. This is where we will give everyone a central briefing, demonstration of the methods and provide you with the equipment you need to undertake the survey. If you have your own gloves please bring them and hand sanitizer is also a good idea, although we will have some at the meeting point for when you return.
Once you get the hang of it surveys can be completed in about 30 minutes so hopefully you will have the time to undertake a couple. The beaches we would like to survey are at various locations around Ryde so depending on which beach you go to there may be a bit of walking involved and there may be access issues that you might like to consider. Let us know if you have any questions regarding this.