About Project Baseline

GUE’s Project Baseline Initiative

Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) emerged from a desire to explore some of the world’s most remote and unknown underwater environments. Over time this passion for exploration shaped an enduring desire to protect these magical and important places hidden to the rest of the world. GUE’s commitment to education, exploration and conservation within the aquatic realm resulted in the formation of Project Baseline in 2009, GUE’s conservation initiative, where a proficient global community of scuba divers are inspired and empowered to conserve and explore the world’s aquatic environments by documenting the conditions underwater.

Why Project Baseline?

Project Baseline is a call to action for the most important environmental cause of our time: to protect and sustain the world’s rapidly diminishing fresh and marine ecosystems, and the treasures contained within them. Project Baseline’s goal is to foreground the critical condition of our most valuable natural and cultural underwater resources by developing and sustaining a record that charts underwater conditions over time. Participating in Project Baseline is a way for all divers of all levels to validate their training, create and grow local communities, and preserve the underwater world.

What is Global Underwater Explorers?

For over 20 years, GUE has been a leader in the education and training of technical divers, having trained more than 20,000 divers around the world. The organization leverages those divers to conduct exploration and conservation projects across the globe.

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Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration and conservation of the underwater world.

Project Baseline has been at the forefront of increasing awareness of Florida reef decline as well as monitoring the health index for nearly 70 marine and freshwater environments world-wide since 2009. Watch as Project Baseline takes CNN underwater for special media coverage on Florida reefs - http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/06/26/florida-dying-reefs-sanchez-nd.cnn