Coral reef and community conservation

Project name:

Blue Ventures (2)

Project purpose:

Coral reef and community conservation

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • scuba diving

Marine

Timor-Leste

South-East Asia

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1050

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

dormitory style cabins

Requirements:

Facilities:

More information needed!

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

Cost vary in length and whether you care currently a diver *SEE THEIR SITE FOR MORE DETAILS*

The most expensive package(for short 3 week expedition) cost:

1045$ a week for non-divers

991$ a week for Open water diver

915$ a week for dive master

The waters of Timor-Leste are a biodiversity hotspot and a global marine conservation priority, yet data on the status of the marine ecosystem is severely lacking, with limited monitoring and research. Blue Ventures’ volunteers will assist our team of scientists with the collection of marine inventory data completing research dives in previously un-surveyed waters. The data collected will inform Blue Ventures’ theory and practice and contribute directly to our efforts to develop new approaches to engaging Timor-Leste’s coastal communities in marine conservation.

As well as surveying the status of the coral reefs, particular attention will be paid to threatened seagrass beds, this habitat, home to numerous vulnerable species, serves as a vital feeding ground and nursery area for reef fish.

Regardless of your diving experience and whether you are a budding scientist or a newcomer to the field of marine conservation, all are welcome and able to support and contribute to Blue Ventures’ work in Timor-Leste.

All of the science and dive training throughout the expedition is designed and delivered by our experienced team. Informal lectures, workshops, group discussions and practical exercises will guide you through the programme and provide you with the skills and knowledge required to carry out underwater research dives and contribute to our work

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