Do you know how healthy our reefs are? Join certified Reef Check guides Jenny Krutschinne and Anika Mauritz for an official KAUST Reef Check! Reef Check, an international non-profit organization, works with communities across the globe in collecting such data. Insights gained from the reef health monitoring are then disseminated for collaborative use by community groups, governments, universities, and businesses to design and implement ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions.
Thursday, January 12 - Attend an introductory course morning to learn about the proper techniques of reef checking for your field research.
Friday, January 13/Saturday, January 14 - Full Day of Snorkeling for On Site Reef Check (you can only attend either Friday OR Saturday).
Sunday, January 15 - Attend a lecture for the KAUST community on the results of your check.
Important Information: Credits will only be rewarded to those who attend the introductory course and Reef Check. Students will receive ONE extra credit for signing up for and attending Sunday's lecture.
To learn more, watch the video below.
Anika dived in the Red Sea for the first time in 1999 and she is still fascinated by its colorful world of coral reefs. Even after spending a year at the GBR in Australia, she always finds her way back to the Red Sea. Anika is a dive instructor who has been working in the region for over 15 years and she is active with Reef Check since 2012, introducing Reef Check participants to Red Sea reefs. In her other career she is an intensive care doctor and saves patients’ lives in the emergency room.
Jenny is a marine biologist and has been giving Reef Check courses in the Red Sea since 2001. She is also a Reef Check instructor trainer, teaching other scientists and local communities how to become conservation mentors. Jenny is dedicated to bringing important ecological issues to the attention of the public which is also her current profession in a Zoo nearby Frankfurt, Germany. She is a passionate diver with 25 years of underwater experience and proud mother of a 6-year old snorkeling boy.
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