Coral reef conservation

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (8)

Project purpose:

Coral reef conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

  • scuba diving

Marine

Oman

Middle-East

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

2600

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Comfortable and modern liveaboard

Requirements:

You need to be a fully qualified diver to take part in this expedition (minimum PADI Open Water or equivalent). 

Facilities:

More information needed!

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

The reefs boast a rich mixture of beautiful corals and a multitude of fish and other animals. This pioneering long-term study to map this unique underwater environment has already led to the creation of a local NGO (Reef Check Oman) and two protected areas. More such areas are planned and Biosphere Expeditions’ research data is a crucial voice for reefs and their conservation as the government develops the area. Data collection follows an internationally recognised coral reef monitoring programme called Reef Check, and will be used to help encourage the government to make informed management and conservation decisions within the area. The expedition includes training as a Reef Check EcoDiver. With this you are also eligible to apply for PADI or NAUI Reef Check Speciality Course certification. 

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