Jul
15

RED ALERT: Crown of thorns starfish outbreak on the reefs of Port Sudan

RED ALERT: Crown of thorns starfish outbreak on the reefs of Port Sudan

While performing our research & monitoring work in relation to our Vault Project, in the immediate surroundings of the reefs of Port Sudan, we were horrified by the realization that we are having a COTS outbreak. COTS stands for Crown Of Thorns Starfish. The adult crown-of-thorns is a corallivorous predator that usually preys on reef

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May
29

RSMA|ERC project relocating

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It is with regret that a few days ago, we were informed that our agreement and future projects, with the Red Sea University's are canceled.
The renewed political turmoil in the country, since last October 2021, left the Red Sea University virtually without management, and most of it's colleges were closed. More recently the current governmental administration had decided to replace all key positions in universities around the country, also the Red Sea University did not escape.

This left our team with no support inside the Faculty's administration, and dissenting actors were free to act out against our projects. While we deplore this decision of the faculty, we however will keep our door always open for support, training and advice in the future.

 

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Jan
13

NAUI NL Course Directors and Trainers, donate a 1000$ worth of products

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Our Christmas present came early last year, when ex NAUI colleagues Mr. Lukas van der Staak and Mr. Rick Veldman both NAUI Trainer and Course Director respectively, announced that they would support the setup of our NAUI Courses to the OC3ANCLUB, which has as mission to provide low cost scuba education, at the Red Sea Marine Academy & Experimental Research Center.

"NAUI is one of the oldest and most respected diver training organizations worldwide, active since 1960.

Well respected for it's high academic values and more advanced skills practice from beginner level onwards. The low certification costs, educational systems are a perfect match for running our OC3ANCLUB Dive courses." - H.Hemmerechts

 

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Dec
14

The French mission in Sudan, pledges support for #OPREDSEA projects in Port Sudan

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The French mission in Sudan, pledges financial support in 2022 to various #opredsea projects in Port Sudan. The support will enable OCEANROAMERS to continue it's valuable missions, benefiting the sustainable development of the Red Sea for it's coastal communities. Most notably it will support various educational programs benefiting youths, and governmental agencies active in education and research.

And also provide well needed support to the Biodiversity restoration & monitoring projects, OCEANROAMERS is running in the Port Sudan/Wingate Reef Area.

During a lengthy meeting with Her Excellency Madam Raja Rabia, Ambassador to the French republic in Sudan, at the embassy in Khartoum. THEOCEANROAMER had the opportunity to brief her on the current marine environmental situation in the Red Sea. She watched the various presentations and short movies, about the several projects. 
The Ambassador who has previously served in Egypt, was very knowledgeable on issues affecting the Red Sea. 

She congratulated THEOCEANROAMER on his resilience, and reinforced her commitment to support his efforts in the Red Sea.

OPERATION RED SEA (#OPREDSEA) was implemented on the ground in Khartoum and Port Sudan last May 2021, after a 5 month preparation by THEOCEANROAMER and several volunteers.

 

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Jun
30

THEOCEANROAMER to start training, of the Sudan Wildlife Conservation General Administration (WCGA) Rangers

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THEOCEANROAMER first implemented marine training, to the Sudan Wildlife Conservation General Administration (WCGA), Marine Parks Rangers in 2006. The program at the time was intended to ensure safety during maritime tasks, the rangers have to perform. Due to circumstances, out of our control, the program at the time was discontinued; to never be implemented again; that is until today. 

In the years since, THEOCEANROAMER however continued development of the theoretical and practical curriculum, based on the first hand experience; gathered during his work in Sudan. 

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May
05

OR to assist in the project management, and development of the Red Sea University's, Marine Sciences and Fisheries faculty, in Port Sudan

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OCEANROAMERS leader in Red Sea, marine projects development, and management; under it's #OPREDSEA missions and concepts to coach, and help educational development in the Sudan. Entered into a long term agreement with the Red Sea University (RSU), in Port Sudan. Intent of the cooperation is to assist in the development of the Marine Sciences and Fisheries faculty.

The goals are to support in the re-organization, and development of the faculty's main location in the Port Sudan Harbor, and it's research and monitoring stations located on Sanganeb Atoll in the Sanganeb National Marine Park, and Dugonab National Marine Park. THEOCEANROAMER together with Dr. Sheikheldin El Amin - Dean of the faculty, will oversee a hybrid management team, in charge of the many business, and development projects.

OCEANROAMER's focus is to help bring up to date education, and management skills; expand on research and monitoring projects along the coastline; and elevate the faculty's role both locally, regionally and internationally; as a center of marine education and excellence.
Develop the marine activities, toward international safety standards, and develop the area, and marine training curriculums.

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Oct
09

Biodiversity restoration project started

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The House Reef fringing, the Red Sea Marine Academy | Experimental Research Center, is a perfect testing ground for our biodiversity restoration project. With many impacts, such as heat, pollution, siltation and derived effects, the challenge is immense, the daily stress on the fauna and flora is palpable...

Only a few weeks ago, last September, a heatwave, and algae bloom devastated the colonies of Acropora corals, and put immense stress on the biodiversity, of the house-reef. The team, has now 1 year, to find solutions to these recurring heatwaves, and subsequent coral bleaching events. The race is on!

The program since it's preparatory phases during last summer, is still in the mapping and cleaning phase of the project. The extensive accumulation, of trash during decades, led our team to recover approximately 7 tons of trash (since May 2021). A large quantity of that trash is now, being stored; to be part of our recycling programs.

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