Advanced Marine Ecology – Competition & Biofouling

The Advanced Ecological Monitoring Program certification is a prestigious certification course for students seeking to gain knowledge and practice in a multitude of research techniques and demonstrate exceptional skill in performing reef surveys and data collection. This certification recognizes your commitment to coral reef monitoring and research and takes several weeks to achieve.

Learn and apply a range of marine research methods, from water quality testing to coral health monitoring.

Successfully execute various survey methods and adhere to precise data collection protocols.

Enter data into established databases and gain insight into effective analysis and reporting.

Develop a well-rounded skill set for impactful marine research and conservation efforts.

Program Eligibility and Requirements

To join the Advanced Marine Ecology – Competition & Biofouling Program, participants need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Age Requirement: Applicants must be 12 years of age or older.
  2. Diver Certification: Applicants should hold certification as an Advanced diver from a recognized diving organization such as PADI, SSI, RAID, or similar. Alternatively, Open Water divers can be eligible if they have successfully completed a buoyancy appraisal under the guidance of a professional diver.
  3. Diving Proficiency: Applicants need to showcase advanced diving skills, including excellent buoyancy control and self-awareness.
  4. Certifications: Interested individuals must have completed the following certifications offered by our program:

Upon Enrollment in the Course, participants will be required to:

  • Attend all knowledge development presentations included in the courses listed above, including the Advanced Ecological Monitoring Program lecture.
  • Read and complete the chapter reviews for chapters 9-10 of the Ecological Monitoring Program manual.
  • Successfully pass all the written exams for the courses listed above, achieving a score of 80% or higher.
  • Engage in at least one Compromised Coral Health survey or Coral Bleaching Survey.

Published papers and reports derived through the teaching of this course

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