Fundación ProyectoSub

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Mission Statement

ProyectoSub is a non-profit organization whose objective is the promotion of scientific knowledge about marine organisms and ecosystems.
WE ARE INTERESTED in exploring, documenting and studying marine environments, showing their biological diversity, highlighting their ecological, economic and social importance.
WE ARE CONCERNED about changes in marine biodiversity, the excessive use of plastics, pollution, invasive species, climate change and overexploitation of natural resources.
WE ACT by promoting scientific research projects, outreach programs, citizen science and education.


Description

At ProyectoSub, we promote the conservation of biological, ecological and cultural diversity along the Argentine coasts. We propose an integrated approach to solving environmental problems and conserving biodiversity through scientific research, education and outreach.

Program Details

COASTAL MICROPLASTICS IN ARGENTINA

Through this project, you can help us collect data to better understand the problem of microplastics in Argentina. Our goal is to collaborate with citizen scientists across the country to study the presence, abundance and composition of microplastics along coastlines, riverbanks and lake beds.

360º UNDERWATER VIDEOS

Using 360 videos recorded underwater and virtual reality goggles, we share the sea with students. This innovative way of teaching marine life is very immersive and is an excellent combination of technology for educational purpose.

EXPLORING THE INTERTIDAL ZONE

This intertidal exploration activity includes a field trip to the coast. Guided by a scientist, participants will learn about the organisms that live on rocky shores and their adaptations. This hike is suitable for any type of group, and it encourages visitors to get to know the living things that can be found on the rocky shores of Puerto Madryn.

DISCOVERING OUR SEAS

Through this project, school children and the general public will have the opportunity to explore the seafloor and to learn about the organisms that live there using a remote operation vehicle (ROV).

ROCKY REEFS BIODIVERSITY

The objective of this project is to study the benthic biodiversity (richness and abundance of species) of rocky reefs at the local scale (Nuevo Gulf) and at the biogeographic scale (Patagonian coast). This investigation is carried out through diving expeditions, during which marine invertebrate and algal biodiversity information is collected by non-extractive sampling protocols, using photography. We plan to make a documentary to illustrate the entire research process.

BIODIVERSITY OF THE ARGENTINE MARINE COAST

Many of our research and conservation programs are based on prior knowledge of existing biodiversity. Cataloging and quantifying species on the coast of Argentina is a great challenge, one on which many researchers have been working for some time. ProyectoSub fosters networks of scientists, divers and naturalists who collaborate for a better understanding of the biodiversity of marine organisms and their environments.

Primary Issue
Water
Secondary Issue
Pollution
Address
Perito Moreno 2340
Puerto Madryn, Chubut 9120
Argentina
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