Surveyor Network

Become a Marine Mammal Surveyor

If you are not a surveyor and would like to get involved, you don't need to have scientific background or degree, just lots of enthusiasm and a love for marine wildlife!

Marine Mammal Surveyor

ORCA Surveyor Network

If you are an ORCA Surveyor and member, please log in to find out the latest information on our surveys.


Join our network

Trained surveyors who are active members of ORCA are invited to join the Survey Network. Once your membership has been processed you will receive an email from us which will include your login details for the Surveyor Network– please allow a few days for this. If you believe that you meet the criteria and have not received an email, please request the link to register.

Book a surveyor course place today

Take the opportunity to book a one day Marine Mammal Surveyor course today!

ORCA Survey Partners

Listed are the partners ORCA work with and the routes they take.

Brittany Ferries

English Channel
Portsmouth (UK) - Caen (France) - Portsmouth (UK)
English Channel/ Bay of Biscay
Plymouth (UK) - Santander (Spain) - Portsmouth (UK)
English Channel/ Celtic Seas
Plymouth (UK) - Roscoff (France) - Plymouth (UK)
English Channel
Poole (UK) - Cherbourg (France) - Poole (UK)


North Sea
Newcastle (UK) - Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) - Newcastle (UK)
English Channel
Dover (UK) - Calais (France) - Dover (UK)

Isles of Scilly Travel

Celtic Seas
Penzance (UK) - St Marys (Isles of Scilly) - Penzance (UK)

Northlink Ferries

North Sea
Aberdeen (Scotland) - Kirkwall (Orkney) - Lerwick (Shetland) - Aberdeen (Scotland)

Caledonian MacBrayne

Minches and West Scotland
Uig - Lochmaddy - Tarbert

Oban - Coll - Tiree - Colonsay

Oban - Castlebay

Ardrossan - Cambletown

Mallaig - Lochboisdale


English Channel, North Sea, Irish Sea, Celtic Seas, Minches and West Scotland, Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast, Arctic Waters, Mediterranean Sea, Wider Atlantic
Various routes