As a coral reef scientist, it is my mission to dive in as many unique places around the world to gain a global perspective on coral reef ecology and their condition. My work primarily focuses in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean, which is a very different system than the Western Pacific.
Project Baseline Sardinia has developed exponentially in the last 4-5 years, going from a friendly meet up in the beautiful location of Cala Gonone, to a lot more organized and structured campaign dedicated to conservation and scientific research.
In January this year, the Portland Harbour Wrecks Project teamed up with Ghost Fishing UK to run a winter warmer weekend, involving new and existing project divers. Despite the challenging conditions, four boatloads of divers met in Portland to learn more about Project Baseline and Ghost Fishing UK.
This Year Project Baseline Oslo volunteers were able to visit a high school in Drammen to give a presentation about micro plastics and cleaning up our oceans to two senior classes.
Environmental problems are inevitably personal whereby individuals or groups of individuals subjectively internalize a given level of environmental quality. The decline of the underwater world is no different.
Our Fiji mission ran for 14 days from Monday, May 14 to Saturday, May 27. Our two primary objectives were to 1) survey coral reef conditions at multiple depths leveraging
ECKERNFÖRDE. Our environment is changing dramatically. While the melting of the glaciers, the disappearance of the jungle are still evident, the change of the underwater world is beyond the normal human eye. The international diving project Baseline wants to make this development visible. Manuel Schertler (33) and Julian Küpperbusch (31) have launched a local initiative in Eckernförde.