WATER QUALITY ELEMENTS IN KOH TAO

The ocean is estimated to contain 1.332 million cubic kilometers of salt water. This huge body of water is home to such a large amount of life that even today we do not know the vast majority of it. Innoceana launched this pilot project in the Gulf of Thailand on the island of Koh Tao to measure different environmental parameters in the water (temperature, PH, salinity, turbidity, phosphates, nitrates and oxygen), creating a database that will serve as a baseline to monitor climate change. To date, we have found and analyzed two dead zones around the island and we continue to involve dive centers and instructors to take the samples.

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WATER QUALITY ELEMENTS IN KOH TAO

WATER QUALITY ELEMENTS IN KOH TAO

The ocean is estimated to contain 1.332 million cubic kilometers of salt water. This huge body of water is home to such a large amount of life that even today we do not know the vast majority of it. Innoceana launched this pilot project in the Gulf of Thailand on the island of Koh Tao to measure different environmental parameters in the water (temperature, PH, salinity, turbidity, phosphates, nitrates and oxygen), creating a database that will serve as a baseline to monitor climate change. To date, we have found and analyzed two dead zones around the island and we continue to involve dive centers and instructors to take the samples.

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SEA CURRENTS MONITORING IN KOH TAO

Marine currents are key when it comes to understanding the behavior of our ocean and its inhabitants. There are horizontal, ascending and even descending currents, as well as combinations of the above. Sea currents are complex and are influenced by temperature, salinity, Coriolis acceleration of the Earth, winds and storms … In collaboration with the laboratory of ports HRL, Innoceana has created the “CurrentsFinderBuoy” system through which we can study the speeds of surface currents around Koh Tao. This information can be used to understand where plastics accumulate. We also use a flow meter to measure current profiles. Globally, currents are undergoing significant changes due to climate change which affects the whole ocean.

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WEATHER STATION

Innoceana arrived in Koh Tao in 2018 with a weather station built in Spain with the help of the HRL port laboratory, in the suitcase, ready to launch the first station in the history of the island. Today this station is taking data in Chalok Bay, measuring the parameters of: wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, temperature, atmospheric quality (kg CO2 equivalent). Meteorology has direct influence on our ocean and to understand it we need to measure and study it. This data can also help us track cimate patterns and change. 

 

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WEATHER STATION

Innoceana arrived in Koh Tao in 2018 with a weather station built in Spain with the help of the HRL port laboratory, in the suitcase, ready to launch the first station in the history of the island. Today this station is taking data in Chalok Bay, measuring the parameters of: wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, temperature, atmospheric quality (kg CO2 equivalent). Meteorology has direct influence on our ocean and to understand it we need to measure and study it. This data can also help us track cimate patterns and change. 

 

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CONSERVATION DIVER KIT

Innoceana is committed to changing the classic idea of ​​diving for a “fun dive” to make conservation diving a norm in the recreational diving world. We believe that despite conservation being hard work, it’s fun to dive with a purpose, and it’s rewarding and respectful with the environment. Today there are programs around the world with this philosophy that inspire their customers to return to their countries aware of the problems facing our ocean. Innoceana has created a protocol to involve and encourage anyone who wants to start conservation diving, or even a conservation center.

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MAPPING SYSTEM

Geographic information systems (GIS) are to date one of the tools that have most helped collect data about our ecosystems. Innoceana believes in the idea of ​​the map as a strategic element in environmental planning. For this and through GPS systems we are making maps of artificial reefs and other structures around the island of Koh Tao.

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MAPPING SYSTEM

Geographic information systems (GIS) are to date one of the tools that have most helped collect data about our ecosystems. Innoceana believes in the idea of ​​the map as a strategic element in environmental planning. For this and through GPS systems we are making maps of artificial reefs and other structures around the island of Koh Tao.

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