Office time doesn’t mean that you will be sitting in an office all day. The ocean and the whole island is our office (lucky us!) so we could literally be anywhere. We are a very ambitious organization with big dreams. To make sure we reach our goals, every day has a theme so you and the other members of the research team know exactly what to focus on.
Back to School on Tuesday:
On Tuesdays we focus on expanding your knowledge. We do this by giving presentations and workshops, playing different games and watching documentaries together.
Become a Scientist on Wednesday & Friday:
On Wednesdays and Fridays it’s all about science and marine life conservation; watch the BRUV, analyze & input data, study the different methodologies we use and prepare the bait for the BRUV. In our office no one gets teased for being a geek, science is the new rock & roll!
Get in the Field on Thursday:
On Thursdays we head out into the field to visit our community outreach projects. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that normally do. But to make the change you need go outside the office and sometimes even out of your comfort zone. We teach people why it’s so important to look after our ocean and give them the tools to keep our beautiful island green & clean.
Spread Awareness on Saturday:
On Saturdays we try to give something back to Gili Air and the wonderful community here; we call it Give Back Saturday. We organize beach clean ups, underwater clean ups, recycle workshops and activities for children at the primary school. We’re always trying to come up with new and creative ways to help the community and promote conservation efforts – working together to change the perception of sharks one person at a time.