THE Loch Ness Centre is calling on scientists from Nasa to help provide their expertise in the search for Nessie.

It comes after one of the biggest searches for the famous monster took place last year as the newly revamped centre looked to continue the search.

A new search is now taking place from Thursday May 30 to Sunday June 2 with organisers calling on experts to help.

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This includes scientists and universities as well as those from Nasa, who have been asked if they can provide equipment and expertise.

This year marks the 90th anniversary since the first organised search for Nessie, when Sir Edward Mountain took a team of twenty and became the “watchers of the monster”.

Since then, there have been more than 1156 reported sightings, according to the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.

Now, the centre are looking for volunteers to take part in a giant surface watch of the loch, keeping an eye out for breaks in the water.

General manager of the Loch Ness Centre Paul Nixon said: “Last year we captured the world’s attention with one of the biggest ever searches for Nessie, with participants joining us from America, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and more.

The National: Nessie: An icon and an assetThe centre is appealing for people to continue to help with the hunt for Nessie

“With unexplained noises heard, alongside possible sightings, this year we are determined to find out more about the elusive Loch Ness Monster.

“As well as asking for the help of budding monster hunters to help us on our quest, we are asking for the help of experts.

“We’re excited to make this search the biggest ever, as we look for new equipment to help us uncover the loch’s biggest mysteries.”

Over the four days, as well as the search, there will be a number of activities, including a special screening of the documentary Loch Ness: They Created a Monster which explores the monster-hunting frenzy of the 1970s and 80s.

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This will be followed by a Q&A with director John MaClaverty.

For those wanting to get out on the water, there will be the chance to explore the depths of the world-famous loch with captain Alistair Matheson, the skipper for the Loch Ness Project.

People will be able to join Matheson and renowned Nessie researcher Alan McKenna from Loch Ness Exploration for an extended excursion and will be able to utilise a 60-foot hydrophone to listen for mysterious sounds echoing from the depths of the loch.

Those unable to attend can still get involved HERE through the Visit Inverness Loch Ness website where they can make use of live cameras.