ReefX is a public citizen science programme to train recreational scuba divers in gathering reef survey data to support local reef research and conservation efforts. An initiative by non-profit conservation group Marine Stewards in collaboration with NParks.
|Photo from Marine Stewards
The two-month programme will accept an intake of 25 experienced scuba divers, to allow for focused and personalised training of highly specialised research tasks. There will be 3 intakes running from July - December 2022.
Programme participants will need to possess:
- Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent and above
- 20 logged dives and 1 local logged dive within the past two years
- Able to maintain good buoyancy in conditions of limited visibility and unpredictable currents
- An underwater camera
- Scuba diving equipment (Owned or rented)
Fill up the form on the Marine Stewards website to get the programme details and pricing.
See also Divers wanted: New citizen science programme to help monitor Singapore reefs Channel News Asia 13 Apr 2022.