British Marine Life Study Society

Diary 1998

In chronological order, the most recent events are at the top of the page. Events open to the public, free or for a nominal charge only are included. Most Seminars need to be booked in advance.

Some events are group under the organiser and this messes up the strict chronological order.
Scroll down the page to have a look.

CERCI (Scarborough)
Challenger Society
Devon WWT: Wembury Rock Pools
Dorset Geologists' Assoc.
Friends of the Earth
Helford VMCA
International Diary  (Separate Web Page)
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group
Kent Marine Group
Marine Forum
Porcupine Society
Seas at Risk
Sussex Seasearch
UK Oceanography 98
World Oceans Day


 17-19 April 1998

PORCUPINE  Marine Natural History Society
Meeting & AGM
Southampton Oceanographic Centre

Brief Report Link


Irish Whale & Dolphin Group

18 April (Saturday)  9.00 am
Whale Strandings Workshop
Bull Island Centre, Dollymount Stadium, Dublin

Padraig Whooley  Tel:  01 6798351 (H)  01-2044524 (W)

Cost £25 

Stopping the use of hazardous antifouling technologies


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15th May 1998
OIBIBIO, Prins Hendrikkade 20-21, 1012 TL

Programme: Link to page

Contact John Maggs at Seas At Risk:
Tel: +44 1736 332741; fax:+44 1736 332742; EMail: <>.

Helford VMCA Diary 1998

29 March (Sunday)  "Explore the Shore"  with Paul Gainey,
Bar Beach, Helford passage  1.00 - 3.00 pm
Meet at Ferry Boat Inn (SW 764 269)
Contact  Pamela Tompsett  Tel:  01269 842316  or  01872 273939

4-6 June  Helford VMCA stand at the Royal Cornwall Show

Field Trips on:

26 July "Helford River Wildlife"
 9 August "Secrets of the Shore"  at Gillan Harbour.

Ring Pamela Tompsett  Tel:  01269 842316  or  01872 273939 for more details.
Pamela Tompsett   EMail

(BMLSS file:  Black 67) 

Kent Marine Group Diary

29 March. (Sunday).  Reculver. TR 225 693  Interpretative Centre Car Park.
with Maidstone Group KWT and Kent Field Club)
 8.00 am Marine
11.00 am Geology & Birds

Continued recording of sandy shore and changing conditions. Monitoring severe coastal erosion resulting from recent sea defence works.

19 April. (Sunday).  Palm Tree. TR 379 715. Meet at the east end of Palm Bay Avenue.
 with Whitstable Natural History Society.
 10.00 am Recording the Chalk shore.

24 May (Sunday). Folkestone Copt Point. Meet at east Cliff Pavilion. TR 239 363
  2.00 pm.  Recording greensand rocky shore.
                  Changes will occur as a result of a new wastewater disposal scheme so records
                  are important.

22 August. (Saturday). Foreness and Botany Bay, Margate.  Meet east end of Palm Bay Avenue.
 6.00 pm.  Rock pools and wave-cut chalk platform.

8 November (Sunday).  Seasalter. Meet at Blue Anchor Corner TR 082 650.
 8.30 AM.  Mud flats and clay shore, tiles and mussel beds.

All enthusiasts welcome.

Contact:  Ian Tittley  EMail

(BMLSS file:  Black 67) 

Devon Wildlife Trust

25 April:  (Sat)
26 April  (Sun):
Wembury Bay  Rockpool Ramble
Contact  Wembury Marine Centre  Tel:  01752 862538


 9 May (Sat)
10 May
23 May (Sat)
24 May
25 May
27 May
29 May (Fri)

Leaflet from Devon Wildlife Trust  Tel:  01392 279244.

25-29 April 1998

Field Studies at Looe  with Dr Michael Isaac
University of Swansea  Adult Education Course

23 May 1998

Low Tide Day

British Marine Life Study Society

World Oceans Day   8 June 1998

1 June - 12 June 1997
Exhibition of Photographs at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, Library.
British Marine Life Study Society Exhibition.
Contact:  Andy Horton  Tel:  01273 465433

Other events on the Official Site:

World Oceans Day (UK)  8 June 1998

3/5 July 1998

LifeScience 2000

University of Warwick

Contact: David Slingsby 01924 378608
LifeScience 2000 Web Site

Sussex Seasearch
4/5 July  Eastbourne/Bexhill/Hastings  Dive weekends
12/13 September  Shoreham
Seasearch Web Site for further details including other weekeneds

13-15 July 1998

Changes in the Marine Flora of the North Sea

at University College, Scarborough
Centre for Environmental Research into Coastal Issues (CERCI)
Contact: Mary Barry. Tel: 01723 362392  Fax: 01723 370815

The full programme of events is now available.   (Glaucus ref:  Blue Folder)
Mary Barry EMail

15 August (Saturday)

Mineral & Fossil Fair
          Dorset Geologists' Association Group
          Allendale Centre, Wimborne

          Adults £1  Children free.

Challenger Society for Marine Science

 7-11 September 1998
 Southampton Oceanographic Centre

 EMail for the Challenger Society

 UK Oceanography Web Site

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