EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
A research project funded by the European Union 
Participatory Monitoring Networks in Europe

1. Name of Organisation:
Lithuanian Coastal Association For Science And Technology
1a. Your e-mail:
Algimantas Olsauskas
2. Organisation address:
Kretinga str. 11-70, Klaipeda, Lithuania
2a. Country:  
Lithuania
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country coastal zone of Lithuania
A country  
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
2000
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
1-10
6a. Can members of the public (ordinary people) join your organisation?
Yes
6b. If Yes, how many members of the public (ordinary people) currently belong to your organisation?
1-25
6c. Do members of the public who have joined your organisation pay a membership fee?
No
6d. If some members do not have to pay a fee, please explain why
Not necessarily
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats Dunes, forests, meadows
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
Rare plants monitoring, plants coverage
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
Less than 2 years
9. Are any of your organisation's monitoring activities carried out in collaboration with another organisation/s?
Yes
10. If Yes, please give the name(s) of the organisation(s)
European Coastal Association For Science And Technology, European Union of Coastal Conservation
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
Yes
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
European Coastal Association For Science And Technology
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
No
14b. Internet address of report(s):
http://
15. Do volunteers contribute to your organisation's monitoring activities?
Yes
16. Do volunteers have to be members?
No
17. Please estimate the proportion of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring data that is provided by:
(a) Your organisation's staff 50 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 25 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 25 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
6-10 years
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
Inventory of rare plants
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
Yes
21. If no, please explain why
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
Educational purposes
23. What methods does your organisation use to recruit volunteers?
Articles (newspapers, magazines etc.) Advertisements in newspapers, magazines etc.
Internet/e-mail Invitations sent through the post
Word of mouth Open days, workshops, activity days
Radio/T.V. Other
24. Do volunteers receive any financial support (i.e. expense payments)?
Yes
25. What proportion of volunteers have formal environmental training? (e. g. field courses, university degree in biology, ecology etc.)
25-50%
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
Members of organization and volunteers together participate in monitoring and educate
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
Random test of certain areas
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
Additional comments:
 

 
 Contract number: 006463