Time is flying, and the One People One Reef team is working hard to prepare for the science and Youth Action Plan teams’ visits to Ulithi. Countdown: Just under two weeks to go! Here in California, the members of the Youth Action Plan team met last week to get to know each other and start discussing ideas for this summer. The team plans […]
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One People One Reef will be working in Yap and Ulithi June 8 through June 28. We have some exciting plans in the works, and we’re delighted to share them with you! The science team will be continuing to work with communities in Ulithi. They will be meeting with the local science teams to review […]
We have a lot of exciting events coming up for those in the Santa Cruz, California and around the Bay Area. Project Leader, Nicole Crane, is January’s special speaker at the UC Santa Cruz Science on Tap series. It is at 7 pm Jan 28 at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, California.More information can […]
Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner addressed the United Nations Climate Summit yesterday! She tells the assembly a story about a canoe race. A mother with a heavy bundle begs each of her 10 sons for a ride in their canoe. None of them want to take her because, they say “you will slow us down”. Only […]
Day 8: We had high hopes of a second deep dive today, but we’ve discovered more problems with the ROV circuitry and/or software. Voltages in several places aren’t what they should be. While diagnosing and fixing those problems, we’re also trying to complete some unfinished features. For example, the ROV has a depth sensor, compass, […]
The success of modern science in many areas has spread the notion that ever-advancing technology will enable us to solve all of our most pressing problems. And yet, on the remote outer islands of Micronesia, it is the rekindling of age-old traditional wisdom that could hold the key to sustainable ocean management. The people of the […]
Day 5: All three of us spent all day working on the ROV. At this point we’re getting pretty worried. Finishing up the few remaining steps to get the ROV operational is proving far more challenging and time consuming than we had hoped. When we got to Ulithi, we figured we’d have the Ulithi ROV in […]
The Ulithi ROV team gets a rare nighttime visit to a nearby uninhabited island where hundreds of sea turtles come ashore at night to nest and lay eggs.
7/2/2014 We had a tight schedule- between the workshop and the sampling we needed to do. Then we got the news that there was a storm state warning and it would be on top of us fast. We were not to be stranded alone…The beautiful dive boat Damai (Indonesia) was in the area doing dives and […]
It’s a long way from Monterey to Ulithi. And there’s a lot of water between here and there. Flying over 7000 miles of open water really helps you develop a new appreciation for the enormity of the Pacific Ocean. It also leaves you in awe of the incredible skill of the original island navigators who […]