Inside Project Baseline

As of July 2015, we have 65 active projects spanning 28 countries. In most cases, what began as the interest and effort of a single person or very small group has grown into small communities of similarly skilled and passionate divers that work together on a regular basis to document their sites and stations.

Our teams therefore establish what we like to call a Permanent Positive Presence focused on specific water bodies and the specific challenges that confront them. In several cases, we’ve seen their persistent efforts expand into productive relationships with other entities: universities, conservation organizations, and even local businesses, that have an interest in understanding and protecting the water bodies in which our teams are working. We have seen and believe that the products and media stemming from these relationships inspire the needed changes to the social and regulatory constructs that ultimately determine the fate of the water bodies and the ecosystems that depend on them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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