Project Structure

Types of projects

  • Community Project: A project lead by a Project Manager who sets up and documents sites and stations.
  • Documentation Project: Ad-hoc submissions from sporadically visited stations that fit the reproducibility standards. 
  • Collaboration Project: Gathering data in conjunction with academic, conservation, or government entities that is mutually beneficial.

Project Overview 

Project Area: This is an effort aimed at documenting a specific area or region. It should be one that holds perceived or proven environmental relevance, and/or is organically visited by divers for fun, training, or educational purposes. 

Sites: are the places a team visits within an average day of diving activity. Examples of Sites include, but are not limited to, wrecks, sections of rock or coral reef, portions of fresh and salt water bodies, and/or coastal areas. In some instances, a Project Area and Site will be the same.

Station: a specific location within a Site where data collection occurs. Every Station must be assigned geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) to be included in the Project Baseline database. Stations can be established on a horizontal or vertical plane, depending on your monitoring goals.

Project Structure displaying the Project, Site, Station levels. View an excellent example of one team's Station set up and data collection effort by viewing this presentation

 online.  More information about how to submit Station level data is available for download below:

PB_Data_Collection_Guidelines_2015.pdf1.46 MB
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