Field Technique Training

There are a variety of technical skills required for completing underwater research.

We demonstrate and teach these skills on land and in the water, then allow students to work independently to build their experience. We have been conducting these techniques throughout our own projects, which allows us to give up-to-date and modern approaches, as well as provide real life examples of their use. Additionally, we can also teach some of our more advanced techniques to scientists and researchers.

skills and techniques

Underwater visual census
Reef fish and coral/invertebrate identification
Rugosity measurements
CPCE computer analysis of benthic surveys
Lionfish handling and processing
Lionfish collection
Water quality monitoring
Seine netting
Cryptic reef fish collection
Shore dive planning

Advanced techniques

In-situ acoustic tag implementation
Lionfish conventional tagging
Sample prep for next generation sequencing