SEA CURRENTS MONITORING PROJECT

With the collaboration of IMARES (Marine Engineering department of University of Costa Rica), Innoceana started a sea currents monitoring project in the southest region of the Pacific side of Costa Rica. This project has never been undertaken before in this area and will be highly beneficial to develop plastic removal strategies or understand the nutriends flow, parameters highly related with the behavior of the marine ecosystems.

SEA CURRENTS MONITORING PROJECT

With the collaboration of IMARES (Marine Engineering department of University of Costa Rica), Innoceana started a sea currents monitoring project in the southest region of the Pacific side of Costa Rica. This project has never been undertaken before in this area and will be highly beneficial to develop plastic removal strategies or understand the nutriends flow, parameters highly related with the behavior of the marine ecosystems.

WEATHER & AIR QUALITY STATION IN ISLA DEL CAÑO

This is the second weather station design and installed by Innoceana in collaboration with the HRL (Harbour Research Laboratory of the UPM), again in a place where has never existed a weather station before, therefore climate and environmental have been unknown in this Island until this point. Now the Caño Island can connect metheorological phenomenon with the ecosystems behaviour such the humpback whale migrations, algae blooms, coral bleaching, among others… Also we will develop the first baseling of water quality in this area.

WATER QUALITY ELEMENTS IN ISLA DEL CAÑO

This project breaks boundaries and it has been increasing a database of the water quality in the South of the Pacific Side of Costa Rica, in Isla del Caño and surrounding rivers such Sierpe or Térraba, the water in those rivers bring nutrients that flows to the sea coming from the agricultural fields in the inlands. The rangers of the Caño Island have learnt about how to use this protocol and how important is the water quality.

WATER QUALITY ELEMENTS IN ISLA DEL CAÑO

This project breaks boundaries and it has been increasing a database of the water quality in the South of the Pacific Side of Costa Rica, in Isla del Caño and surrounding rivers such Sierpe or Térraba, the water in those rivers bring nutrients that flows to the sea coming from the agricultural fields in the inlands. The rangers of the Caño Island have learnt about how to use this protocol and how important is the water quality.

3D CORAL REEF MODELLING

Innoceana’s main value is the innovation, this project is a faithful example of it. Technology, collaboration and innovation are the main tools we have used to develop a protocol to creat 3D maps of the coral reef around the Caño Island, this maps will be a priceless information to monitor changes in the reef and develop strategies to protect them.

2D GIS MAPPING

Georeferencing information in maps is one of the Innoceana’s targets, the environmental parameters can not be understood without their location. Innoceana has produced 2D maps of some of the main ecosystems of Caño Island.

2D GIS MAPPING

Georeferencing information in maps is one of the Innoceana’s targets, the environmental parameters can not be understood without their location. Innoceana has produced 2D maps of some of the main ecosystems of Caño Island.

PLASTIC MONITORING

Every time one of the Innoceana members jump into the water record any plastic we found during the dive, we also remove them from the sea bottom and characterize it. Plastics have been found around the Island specially during the rainy season, but not only plastics, we have recorded two refrigerators floating between Caño Island and Corcovado and even a tank full of petrol!