2017 Expedition Overview

Fiji May 14-27th, 2017

The project included a team of GUE technical divers from the United States and New Zealand who worked with marine biologists from the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Florida-based Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in a Triton 1,000-meter submersible named Moby. The team worked from the motor yacht Ad-Vantage and will be supported by her crew along with submersible pilots and engineers. The primary objectives were to collect photographic and video surveys of coral reef and deeper ecosystems in water depths between 5 and 1,000 meters at several sites near the islands of Kandavu, Beqa, and Viti Levu. The surveys will be used by scientists to establish coral and fish species distributions and densities. The project started on May 13 and ran through May 27.

Coverage of this Mission:

https://www.deeperblue.com/nonprofit-diving-group-supporting-underwater-...

https://nsunews.nova.edu/nova-southeastern-university-researchers-part-o...

http://www.projectbaseline.org/gues-project-baseline-initiative-supports...

http://www.frontlinephotography.co.nz/blog/project-baseline-fiji-2017

http://nmde.org/gues-project-baseline-fiji-2017-a-personal-reflection/

 

 

 

Project Baseline has been at the forefront of increasing awareness of Florida reef decline as well as monitoring the health index for nearly 70 marine and freshwater environments world-wide since 2009. Watch as Project Baseline takes CNN underwater for special media coverage on Florida reefs - http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/06/26/florida-dying-reefs-sanchez-nd.cnn