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Project Baseline: Belgium

Diving and non-diving volunteers welcome. 

Learn more at http://www.projectbaseline.org/belgium

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Project Area Name: Belgium http://www.projectbaselinebelg...
Website: http://www.projectbaselinebelg...
Project Manager Name: Ben van Asselt
Contact: benvanasselt@gmail.com
Area Social Media: facebook.com/ProjectbaselineMuisbroek

This Project currently consists of one Site called Muisbroek (Put van Ekeren.) Our volunteer team of divers will add more Sites and monitoring Stations as time and resources allow to gain a better understanding of the underwater dynamics in the places we love to dive. Our first established Site, Muisbroek, is a perfect place for training dives. Many people from Belgium do their first dives here, making this an ideal Site to maintain an observation Station that will be visited on a regular and frequent basis. To dive Muisbroek, a permit is required and can be obtained by visiting this link. This area is of particular interest to our Project Baseline team because of the numerous biological specimens encountered during most dives. Typical sightings include: Roach, Carp, Perch, Eel, Pike, Mud Crawlers, Crayfish, Mussels and fossil shells. Our team currently focuses most of their energy on collecting and tracking visibility and temperature data. In addition, our team is spearheading an algae-growth tracking Program by installing and monitoring SETL plates in the waters of Muisbroek.

Project Baseline is a grassroots, environmental conservation initiative. Our organization exists to support people who are invested in water quality and availability by providing a platform that gives voice to otherwise under- or undocumented aquatic areas. We started as an organization built around underwater cave and open water divers.

Project Baseline encourages people to use pictures and dive logs already being collected for personal records, and upload that data into our database. Observations that are cataloged in an accessible, defensible and consistent manner can be used over time to gain a deeper understanding of each place visited by everyday adventurers. We are thrilled to be part of the Citizen Scientist movement that, when managed effectively, can be extremely influential in any number of scientific or public policy applications.