Covering over 70% of the Earth’s surface, little is known and understood about our oceans. Support us in research and conservation of the fundamental element of life!
Started in 2011, the NGO works together with the Thai Department for Marine and Coastal Resources as well as several Thai and international universities and NGOs. Their research has concentrated on developing and applying methods for the increased effectiveness, abundance and size of the MPAs of Thailand. This is a large undertaking and your help is needed in making it happen. You are welcome to join the NGO as a marine research or marine conservation volunteer.
All volunteers joining the programme are required to complete on the job training, before joining the actual programmes (roughly 10 days). During the training, you will learn to adjust your buoyancy according the task, navigate, use different measurement techniques, fish, coral, and other invertebrate identification.
You will learn how to maintain, survey and monitor areas of interest in a safe and efficient manner. This is an essential tool for anyone wishing to start a career in tropical marine conservation.
Once you have completed the training phase, you will join the project as either a Conservation or Research Volunteer, depending on your preference. Both roles include assisting the team of international researchers as well as working on and maintaining various on-going conservation programmes such as artificial reef and coral nurseries, removing ghost nets, beach and reef clean-ups.
The project runs 6 days a week with general hours between 9am and 4pm. Each day will begin with a briefing, followed by 1 to 2 dives to collect data. Upon return to the project HQ, afternoons are usually spent debriefing and processing data as well as working on new projects.