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Partnership with IMR – Institute for Marine Research

IMR, a grassroots non-profit organization based in Dauin, focuses on long-term research to protect coastal marine ecosystems. Join them in their mission to educate, transform, and encourage local marine conservation strategies. Co-founded by the owners of Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, IMR offers multiple ways for you to get involved and make a difference.

Discover various volunteer options, tailored for both seasoned researchers and enthusiastic novices. Programs at IMR range from 4 to 18 weeks, allowing volunteers to engage in cutting-edge research and gain valuable skills in data management. You can even combine them with your dive course! Dive into the Dauin Long-Term Reef Monitoring Project, initiated in February 2019, which identifies “areas of concern” which need marine conservation intervention.

Engage in coral restoration through the Functional Restoration and Growth Studies (FRAGS), using corals of opportunity (COPs) that have been broken off either from storms or divers. These are then replanted to try and restore areas with low coral coverage. Join our citizen science volunteers each week as we replant corals and monitor their growth to study the effectiveness of restoration efforts.

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For an immersive experience in scientific exploration, participate in our weekly scientific dives. Be part of hands-on research activities that contribute to our global mission of battling climate change and protecting our oceans.

Ready to join? Learn more about volunteering and donation opportunities with IMR. Let’s make a positive impact on marine research and conservation together!

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