Song Saa Foundation, Marine Scientist
SSF is a non-profit that was established in 2013 to protect the habitats of the Koh Rong Archipelago and improve the welfare of its communities. We use science, innovation and collaboration to implement useful and impactful actions. Our projects include the support of community fisheries, a coral nursery and a tropical marine conservation programme. We also have programmes in place for the conservation of sea turtles, mangroves and Cambodia’s rare sea grass meadows.
Coral Restoration Assistant, Maldives
I spent over 1000 hours working on one of the largest mid water floating coral nurseries in Maldives, at maximum capacity holding over 10,000 coral frags.
Adopting Molecular Techniques to assess the aquatic environment
MSc Environmental Microbiology: As aquatic environments cover 71% of the Earths Surface and microorganisms dominate the biosphere, it is imperative that we understand how these essential organisms differ in diversity and function in our aquatic environments.
Marine Protected Areas
For my postgraduate MSc research I determined the efficacy of reserve protection on commercially valuable fish species around the Island of Ustica, Italy.
Stereo Video Surveys (SVS)
For my undergraduate BSc research project I analysed the effects of dive gear and diver presence on fish behaviour across a depth gradient.