Locations & Facilities
A Global Vision
Pelagic Wake Global has a vision for an in - water presence and field house projects. Conservation sites can operate as collaborations or autonomously.
TECHNOLOGY NEEDED & MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
AUTONOMOUS AND INDEPENDENT FIELD HOUSE PROJECTS (FHP)
Field House Projects are located near the sites that are being researched and where our conservation projects are operating. An FHP is the heart of PWG. It will serve as a community meeting and training point, laboratory, accommodation, classroom, dive center and living quarters.
The property can be leased or if we see a long – term investment in the location, bought. The field house needs to serve as a functional research environment, a home and operating fully equipped classrooms.
Volunteers, staff and interns will be spending most of their days in the field project and work and live in the field house. The closer the Field house is to its project the better it will serve resource management and time management. Coastal and near water properties are leased and sold at exponential rates, therefore time needs to be spent in various countries finding locations that suite all the needs of a functioning FHP and its accommodation. The location needs to be safe, but we want the experience to serve its scientific purpose. If accommodation, classrooms and lab is too far from launching point or dive site, it breaks away from the experience. Time management can hinder the flow and effectiveness of our work and research. The volunteers have paid for an experience and with their main objective to be trained in conservation diving and scientific research. To function autonomously, dive gear and speedboat is necessary for PWG to function independently. I don’t believe science, work and our in – water projects should suffer if a sponsoring dive center is unable to help. Therefore, in future projections an FHP should have its own speedboat, dive gear, compressor and tanks
PWG will source a dive center who are like – minded in ethics and conservation awareness, usually these dive centers are near a location that is suitable for a conservation project, for example a coral nursery. PWG will collab with the dive center, both benefitting from mutual marketing strategies and support. Renting their dive gear and join the dive trips that are going to the location, usually these team members have been trained in basic maintenance of a project. They usually assist where they can and hire their dive gear and tanks at a low cost to PWG to be able to conduct their work. Even with a collab, PWG will have a project manager overseeing the arrangements, work and science. The reason why this is not ideal is that over the years the dive centers, when busy a (understandably) put their tourists and customers and courses first, during peak tourist times, the project can then suffer neglect as there is not always space for team members on the boat as it is the dive centers priority to serve their company.