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Reef Watch

Main Project Information
Presented By Conservation Council of South Australia
Goal Monitor the health of rocky reefs in South Australia
Task Undertake surveys of subtidal and intertidal rocky reefs
Where South Australia
Description

Reef Watch provides free training to community volunteers to monitor temperate marine environments using non-destructive, internationally recognised techniques.

Volunteers generate valuable scientific data that informs adaptive management for conservation of the marine environment.

Reef Watch engages and empowers the community through education, which raises awareness about the marine environment and fosters a sense of stewardship that is vital to the long-term health of marine environments.

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All volunteers must complete a volunteer registration form, which you can download on this page: http://www.conservationsa.org.au/volunteer_reefwatch

SCUBA divers must have PADI Open Water (or equivalent) certification and some diving experience in the last 6 months. You should have your own scuba equipment and be able to get yourself to survey sites. We will provide survey equipment and training for free. Contact reefwatch@conservationsa.org.au to arrange free training through our PADI-accredited course.

Non-diving volunteers can participate through monitoring intertidal rocky reefs. Contact intertidal@conservationsa.org.au for survey dates & location details. You need to be able to get yourself to survey sites. We provide all training and equipment.
For more information: www.reefwatch.asn.au

Project Timing For subtidal dive surveys, we do these all year round and provide training all year round. For intertidal surveys, we undertake training and surveys only between October and April due to tides and weather conditions.
Website http://www.reefwatch.asn.au
Participation Fee $0
Expenses $50
Special Skills Scuba diving for subtidal surveys. Non-divers are welcome to take part in intertidal surveys.
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
Training Materials http://www.conservationsa.org.au/subtidal_training
Class Materials http://www.conservationsa.org.au/reef_watch_resources
Tags coral, marine, marine biology, marine conservation, marine ecology, marine environment, marine life, marine. ocean. sea, marine pests, marine protected areas, ocean, ocean & water, reef, south australia
Project Updated 10/22/2016