So here is the offer we make: We do have a boat, capable of housing 6 people in comfort (2 crew and generally 4 bunks free).
On board we also have a small assortment of useful gear for Marine Research, including Microscopes, Binoculars, DJI Mavic Pro Drone, Open ROV Trident, 4K Video Cameras, High quality sound recording equipment as well as the necessary hardware and software to cut, edit etc all of this.
And all this you are welcome to use (or we use it for you) during a stay on board! The ultimate goal of Project Manaia is pushing Marine Research ahead and making sure we have a marine environment to protect in a few years from now, so therefore we feel like any option we can offer a likeminded person to push in that direction should be taken!
So send us a proposal of the work you would like to run aboard our SY Independence and we will try to fit you in!
Everyone on board is expected to also help with daily tasks on board as well as help fellow researchers with their data collection. Due to the limited space on board we might all end up helping each other out (yet another good networking experience)