Friday, 21 January 2011

Thankyou Briggs!

Gerry Walker (right) and Environment Agency Scientists aboard the Briggs Vessel MV "Sea Vigil" taking part in our WOW course at Poole

Just to make everyone aware that our sponsors Briggs Marine have kindly donated £2000 towards maintaining the "Whales In Whales" blog which will also go towards helping to fund the work Sea Trust carries out.
Our ongoing relationship and support from Briggs is in no small part, due to DanWorth and Briggs Skipper, Mark Williams who made our work known to Gerry Walker, Briggs Marine Contract Manager.
Apart from the generous sponsorship of our W inW blog, Gerry arranged for myself and Powell Strong to deliver a bespoke WOW Marine Mammal course for his skippers and Environment Agency survey personnel that cover the Welsh and English coastline in Briggs Vessels.
The course was held at the RNLI college in Poole and was well recieved by all concerned. This is just a first step in a joint venture with Briggs and other partners, where we will aim to get observers on the Briggs fleet making use of these vessels to survey the larger part of the English and Welsh Coastal waters.
Its an ambitious project which we are starting here in Wales in the coming Months. If you are interested in training for and taking part in these surveys get in touch with me (Cliff Benson) by clicking on the Sea Trust website link (Quick Links) on the Right hand side of this page . Click on Contacts (far left side of Sea Trust Home page) and use the Enquiry form.
Its an exciting new year in prospect and we are really grateful to Briggs for their support in helping us to continue our work monitoring, and raising awareness of our marine wildlife.