Catherine Gemmell, Scotland Conservation Officer at the Marine Conservation Society

Catherine Gemmell

Scotland Conservation Officer at the Marine Conservation Society, Catherine Gemmell on supporting clubs in marine conservation

“As the Marine Conservation Societies Scotland Conservation Officer my work can cover many different projects from education and public engagement to campaigns and policy.

Over the past four years I have mainly been focusing on the promotion of our beach cleaning and litter surveying project Beachwatch and it has been fantastic to see Scotland’s enthusiastic response.

Prior to MCS I have held several public engagement and environmental education roles after I studied Marine and Coastal Resource Management at Aberdeen University, which is where I also learnt to dive.

Whether under, on or beside the sea it is fantastic to have come full circle to now be working for a marine conservation charity to help inspire some ocean optimism and encourage everyone to take action to protect our incredible seas.”