2021 Sponsorships and Donations

To support fund raising at the UK & Ireland Regional Student Chapter (UKIRSC) of the Society for Marine Mammalogy 15th annual conference, we supplied a Marine 3 7x50 binocular for use as a raffle prize at the event.

"The conference took place on the 24th to 26th June 2021 and welcomed postgraduate students from across the UK and Ireland to present their work, take part in workshops and network with scientists working in the interdisciplinary world of marine mammal science." Due to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time, the conference was run as a virtual event.


Pablo Garcia, Aitor Flores and Jorge Garcia set off on the Ebro Survivor kayak expedition along the Ebro river in northeastern Spain. As part of their kit they were supplied with three Oregon 4 PC monoculars - these are easy to use one-handed and are perfect for observation from a kayak or canoe. This is how Pablo describes their adventure: "It´s the filming of a great documentary in one of the most damaged marsh in Europe. Birds from over the globe stop here. My team and me, we are going to row in out kayaks for the last 120 kilometres of the Ebro River. It´s a film about sustainability, adventure and friendship!"

The team at Spurn Bird Observatory received a Savanna R PC 8x33 binocular to use to help raise funds for their work. You can read more about the activities of the observatory here.