Paddling into Science

Providing opportunities for kayakers and canoeists to get involved in marine science by helping us video and photograph the seabed in search of new seagrass. New or existing seagrass beds can sometimes go unreported, or anecdotal reports need confirming. This can often be due to lack of resources, effort or time.IMG_2952

The CSI has created 2 towed underwater cameras for kayak/canoe clubs or individual paddlers to use while out on the water. The local project officer will come to the club, or meet with individuals and talk through how to use the camera and GPS unit.Towed Camera_3

Why get involved in ‘Paddling into Science’?

  • Learn about your local seagrass beds and what species live within them
  • Gain new skills in using novel survey equipment
  • Try something different on your paddles
  • Help give something back to the environment you enjoy with your hobby

How to sign up

  1. Register online here
  2. Your local project officer will contact you to organise a date to meet up and talk through how to use the camera with your buddy or club members
  3. An initial training session on the water is recommended and guided by the project officer
  4. After you and club members feel comfortable using the camera and GPS unit, just contact the project officer to organise taking it with you on your next paddle!

Thank you to those paddlers who have already got involved and supported the project:

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