Mineral Accretion Technology Basics & Techniques

The Mineral Accretion Technology Basics & Techniques Course is designed to give students an introduction to the impacts of climate change on coral reefs around the planet, and also on tools that can be used to protect corals in the face of bleaching events. The course teaches students the basics of ocean chemistry, sea water electrolysis, and the construction / maintenance of low-voltage mineral accretion devices.

Explore the use and construction of mineral accretion devices for coral restoration and protection projects.

Gain insight into the global effects of climate change on coral reefs.

Understand reef managers' strategies for coral reef management in the context of climate change.

Learn about ocean chemistry, including the connection between ocean pH and reef growth.

Program Eligibility and Requirements

To join the Mineral Accretion Technology 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 the lecture on climate change impacts to coral reefs, and mineral accretion devices
  • Visit a mineral accretion device for data collection, monitoring, and maintenance
  • Complete and pass the written exam

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