2019 SOEC report- This report builds upon the first three editions and includes new analyses, sections and contributors. We’re showcasing the work that our Wildlife Officers have done over the last five years in the Bay of Biscay, Celtic Sea, English Channel, North Sea and the Hebrides. We’ve summarised the data that have been collected over this time, and have started to use this for novel analyses that investigates areas of importance for our European cetaceans.
2018 SOEC report- The third annual report summarises survey data collected in 2017. Historic data are analysed to investigate the changes in harbour porpoise density and distribution around the UK. An update is presented on the threats affecting cetaceans in European waters.
2017 SOEC report - The second annual report published by ORCA, summarises the distribution and range of cetacean populations in and around European waters using data collected on platforms of opportunity. This report inculdes analysis of common dolphin densities around the UK, and discusses the threats to cetaceans in European waters.
2016 SOEC report - This report is an overview of the status of cetaceans, including the culmination of 10 years' worth of sightings and enviromental data collected during the 376 ORCA surveys conducted between 2006-2015. A record breaking year for 2016 with 1,780 encounters totalling 7,572 individual animals.