Training & Events

Cetacean survey training

Join us on our one-day course to learn how to research whales, dolphins and porpoises (Cetaceans) on the water!

In this course, you will learn all about our work and the wonderful cetacean species we have off the Sussex coast! We will take you through some of the ways we study these animals and how this research is so valuable for their protection.

Our morning classroom session takes you through the basics of cetacean research methods, environmental data collection and equipment, interaction guidelines, and cetacean behaviours.

After a break for lunch, we then head out onto the water, to put the skills learnt in the morning, into practice.

Our afternoon boat session will head out into our survey area, giving you the opportunity to gain experience working on a vessel. We will go over safety points, practice using the equipment, data collection and enjoy the beautiful Sussex coastline.

For our first year, we are running the course at the introductory price of £150!

Land Watch Course

Become a citizen scientist and help us collect valuable data on our Sussex Cetaceans! 

In this 2-hour practical session, you will: 

1. Learn all about the Sussex Dolphin Project land watch programme.

2. Meet our researchers and learn how our work is helping to understand the distribution and abundance of dolphins and seals off the Sussex coast. 

3. Learn the basics of conducting your own land watch and how to identify any marine mammals you may see, as well as answer any questions you might have. 

You will also receive an online training pack, access to our group land watch sessions and support for a year. 

Price: £15 pp


Sussex Dolphin Project runs regular events, including: beach cleans, litter picks and talks.

We also attend local events where you can come and meet the team and find out more about our work.

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