Project Manaia Working on to Create Marine Protected Areas
Since 9th of May 2018, Project Manaia Team was working in Plakias, Crete on several projects to make that area marine protected (MPA) with Dive2gether Team supported by angel investor.
In the end of the month, we create a video about the work with Dive2gether team.
One month survey includes Drone Mapping, Underwater Drone (ROV) Project, Invasive Species Counting System and doing dives for checking situation of seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) in the area of Plakias.
In term of creating MPA (Marine Protected Area) we try to collect information about current situation of the marine environment as much as we can in the time we spent in Plakias. We mapped the sea grass by drone, check the deep water be ROV, create a fish ID card to count the invasive species by Dive2gether team and do dives for shoot counting of seagrass in the area.
In the end of the month Project Manaia Team created a seagrass map combined with google earth and wrote a report to suggest which areas should be protected, Invasive Species Counting System for dive centers in Greece and 3 reports as outcome for this project.