Protect the Future
Project Azraq is a citizen science project aiming to protect the future of our ocean through education and reef monitoring.
We are based in Dahab, South Sinai, with one of the most precious ecosystems in the world on our doorstep: the Red Sea Coral Reef. However this beautiful ecosystem is fragile and areas of coral are dying whilst fish stocks are under threat.
Project Azraq promotes marine science education. It is our belief that a better understanding of the Ocean is key in the success of any environmental effort. From each of our education programmes we aspire to show a better understanding in the Ocean, its threats and how we as individuals can help make a difference.
REEF DIVER –
MARINE EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS
Project Azraq collaborate with many local dive centre & travel operator. We offer marine education presentations to their customers.
“We need to respect the oceans and take care of them as if our lives depend on it. Because they do”- Sylvia Earle
We monitor the coral reef ecosystem to help determinate its heath and resilience. With a constantly growing team led by marine biologist we conduct a strict and methodological surveys on each dive.
In order to get a complete picture of reef health we monitor different species of the entire marine ecosystem, bottom or benthic invertebrates, coral and fish.
The data we collect will help to understand better the local ecosystems, manage and protect them.
DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS
Huge amounts of plastics, metals, rubber, fishing lines, glass and other man made items enter the marine environment every day, threatening the ecosystem. Marine debris are one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the Ocean.
Project Azraq organise each month a “Project Aware – Dive Against Debris” dive. We join forces with different dive centres and volunteer divers and collect and document the trash we found underwater. It is time to start the change!
“There is no such thing as “away”. When we throw anything away must go somewhere”- Annie Leonard