Pacific Ocean Biodiversity blitzLatest update August 4, 2019 Started on October 20, 2019
I will be travelling across the Pacific Ocean on SV Paradigme 2 collecting observations for INaturalist. As I sail from California to Hawaï and French Polynesia, I will be taking pictures of wildlife encountered along the journey.
For the last 6 years I have been living aboard and travelling across the oceans on SV Paradigme 2.0. I have travelled more 30 000 nm offshore up to now. Visited the Caribbean, the Azores, the Galapagos Islands, Malpelo, San Benedicto and many other remote islands along the way. At this point Sv Paradigme 2.0 is a proven blue water passage maker. It has all the required equipment to maximise safety at sea. Satellite data transmission is available on-board. The boat just went through an
extensive re-fit and upgrade process to enhance it's safety, confort and autonomy while maximizing the use of renewable energy. It is ready for the open ocean again.
I now want to add a scientific purpose to my ocean adventures. The initial intent would be to contribute observations to I-Naturalist.
I would love to collaborate with any scientific project that would have a data collection need in the Pacific. Wether I am assigned a data collection protocol or if I can safely bring a small scientific team to a remote Pacific atoll, I would consider any request made by a serious scientific project.
The video included in the link show the images from my trip San Benedicto Island. Part of the images were captured while free diving. The SCUBA diving action was realized thanks to the support of friends of mine from SV Bella Nave who had a compressor on-board their boat. The video is a good showcase of the available capability that SV Paradigme 2.0 brings to an expedition.
I am actively looking into the option of procuring an ROV in order to maximise my ability to collect observations safely to greater depths then would be reachable through SCUBA diving.
Looking forward to inputs from this community. I strongly believe in the concept of Citizen science. I hope that I can use my ocean going adventures to help in scientific data collection! Thanks in advance for passing the word around!
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