Project Manaia


Project Manaia is experienced in creating surveys for small islands, eco resorts, hotels and marine/coastal eco systems both above as well as under water.
We document the area, collect the wanted/needed data and write an overall survey of the proposed area as well as suggested measures for the future of your ecosystem.
In the Season of 2015/16 we conducted a Preliminary Survey for the Boulder Island Eco Resort in the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar in Southeast Asia, which can be found in our Download section.

Are YOU living near a beach, coastline or on an island you want to see protected and just don’t quite know how to get things started? We are happy to help you out with some initial ideas and brainstormings as well as with help on the ground with necessary data collections and following steps!

For inquiries to get a survey, please contact us directly and we can discuss all options and timeframes.

Join a Science Cruise

In the first season 2015/16 we only operated for half a year at a time before putting Sea Nomad up on the hard for maintenance.
This time around we want to keep her busy year round and to do so we need Enthusiasts, interested people, divers, snorkelers, photographers, nature lovers, adventurers and sailors who are eager to join us on board.
We are not a luxury cruise, but we do provide the luxury of professional crew with scientific background in order to learn more about the valuable eco system we are sailing through. Guided snorkelling tours, presentations if requested as well as explanations on the various animal groups we can encounter above and under water.

Public Speaking

Project Manaia offers presentation to a variety of topics, that can be adapted to different age groups and skill levels.
A general talk about marine biology is available just as well as more in depth presentations to particular topics such as seaweed ares, coastlines, caves or groups of animals like crabs, fish, snails and others. All the necessary background information can be offered and prepared or worked on together.
We also offer special talks about some more serious issues that our oceans are fighting with. After several years on actions- and research vessels I managed to collect a huge selection of pictures, knowledge and information about topics like overfishing, ocean pollution and general abuse of our beautiful oceans. These presentations are particularly interesting for school groups, diving and sailing clubs but also available for everyone else!
For curious boaters and sailors I am also happy to offer presentations about how YOU can make YOUR boat a little bit more sustainable with small changes or if you want to go all the way with major modifications to your yacht. Having gone through all this myself already I am happy to share the experience and knowledge I managed to gain in the process and share it with everyone who wants to do the same!
Some of the presentations available include:
  • Converting an old sailboat to a smaller carbon footprint (a step by step guide)
  • Fishing and overfishing in the oceans
  • Shark finning
  • Marine environments (coast, seaweed, ...)
  • Marine groups of animals (crabs, fish, etc.)
  • Marine conservation work and how to get involved
  • and many more (on request)

Book a Workshop

Whether you want to learn more about Marine Biology, Boat Maintenance, going green while living afloat or how to grow your Coral Reef.
We can Organise a Workshop together! Anything between one day and a full week is possible and we are flexible in locations.
Just get in Contact with specific wishes and requirements and we will try to work out a specific program and plan suitable for your needs!