“There used to be so much more coral.”
“There used to be so many more fish.”
“The water used to be so clear.”
Typical comments from divers having dived for a decade or more, regardless of where in the world they dive. As more and more new divers enter the water, as amazed by their first encounters with the underwater world as the divers before them, assume that what they’re seeing is normal, our collective memory of the truly pristine is continuously eroded.
Stopping this process of shifting baselines is Project Baseline’s mission.
Project Baseline engages divers and snorkelers to record change in the world’s underwater environments and to help scientific, conservation, and government entities advance restoration and protection efforts. Our mission is a Call to Action for all divers to become the voice for the underwater world that we love but too often take for granted. Come to our talk. Learn about our mission, the environmental problems that divers can help solve, and most importantly, how You can help to Save the World – or at least –
RESTORE & PRESERVE THE TYPE OF WORLD WE ALL WANT TO LIVE AND DIVE IN.
Speaker Bio: Todd Kincaid is Project Baseline’s Executive Director and the former Vice President of Global Underwater Explorers. He is a groundwater scientist, underwater explorer, and an advocate for environmental conservation. Todd has been studying underwater caves, groundwater flow, and water resources management for nearly 30 years, and SCUBA diving for nearly 40 years. He holds Master of Science and PhD degrees in karst hydrogeology and a Bachelor of Science in geology.