The Ecological Monitoring Program – Temperate Coasts

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The Ecological Monitoring program is designed to give you an introduction to marine ecology and how to view the oceans scientifically by assessing key biotic and abiotic components. The course teaches you how to use real world scientific sampling and survey techniques and certifies you to conduct your own surveys and report data back to the online database. Parameters assessed include fish and invertebrate abundance and biodiversity, substrate cover, substrate taxonomy, substrate diseases and. health, and more. This course is a prerequisite for many of the other courses offered by Conservation Diver.


  • Be 12 years of age or older
  • Be certified as an Advanced diver under a leading diving organization (PADI, SSI, RAID, etc) or an Open Water diver who has satisfactorily completed a buoyancy appraisal with a professional diver
  • Demonstrate proper diving ability at an advanced Level and be proficient in buoyancy and self-awareness

If you have not done so already, please have a look at this video overview of what you will learn in this course:


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