Reef Check Tobago EcoExpedition
Reef Check/Biosphere Expeditions EcoExpedition: Maldives
|Reef Check/Biosphere Expeditions EcoExpedition: Malaysia
August 15 - 22, 2017
Expedition cost: £1640 (approx. €1830 | US$1990 | AU$2640)
This SCUBA diving expedition will take you to Tioman, the Malaysian island named by Time Magazine as one of the world's most beautiful. Working in a small group of fellow divers and volunteers in Malaysia, and based on a very comfortable and modern liveaboard yacht, you will assist the local researcher to study and protect the local Marine Park's beautiful but fragile coral reefs. Diving two to four times a day, the expedition includes training as a Reef Check EcoDiver.
For more information about the Malaysia EcoExpedition and how to sign up, please visit:
|Reef Check/Biosphere Expeditions EcoExpedition: Musandam, Oman
September 24 - 30, 2017
Expedition cost: £1,580 (approx. €1770 | US$1920 | AU$2540)
This SCUBA diving citizen science expedition will take you to the United Arab Emirates and from there to the remote and mountainous Musandam peninsula of Oman. Based on a comfortable and modern liveboard yacht, you will study the diverse coral reefs fringing the areas where the spectacular mountains plunge into the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. These reefs boast a rich mixture of beautiful corals and a multitude of fish and other animals. This pioneering study to map this unique underwater environment has already led to the creation of two protected areas. But more data on the biological status of the reefs and of population levels of key indicator species are needed for educational purposes and to be able to put forward further ideas for more and larger marine protection areas. Data will also be used to make informed management and conservation decisions within the area.
The expedition includes training as a Reef Check EcoDiver.For more information about the Oman EcoExpedition and how to sign up, please visit:
|Reef Check Italia EcoExpedition: Bangka, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
October 28 - November 5, 2017
Expedition cost: € 1007
Full board accommodation (9 days/8 night) and dives cost € 800.00 and must be paid to Coral Eye upon arrival. Soft drinks/beers and additional excursions are not included.
Course fee, including teaching materials and Reef Check certificate, is € 200.00 and must be paid to Reef Check Italia as a non-refundable deposit upon confirmation.
Moreover, a small donation to the Bangka Conservation Foundation (100,000 IDR ~ 7.00 Euros) will be required.
Reef Check Italia onlus, the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences of the Sam Ratulangi University (FFMS-UNSRAT), Manado, Indonesia and Coral Eye organise an international field course on coral reefs monitoring approaches opened to both marine biology students and diver volunteers from around the world. The course, taught in English, aims to:
- provide the basic knowledge for identification of hard corals and their diseases
- present an overview on the well-established coral reef monitoring approaches, including Reef Check and Coral Watch protocols
- learn and apply these methods underwater
- contribute to the monitoring and conservation of the coral reefs at the Bangka outpost
Lectures and seminars will be alternated with day and night dives, as well as practical sessions in the lab. At the end of the course it is expected that participants demonstrate what they learned and discuss the results achieved. Participants will obtain Reef Check EcoDiver certification.
Visit http://reefcheckitalia.it/bangka-bando-2017.html for more information. For further details contact Reef Check Italia onlus at firstname.lastname@example.org