Join Pod Volunteer on a beautiful Greek island and get involved in hands on research, exploring and assessing the sand dunes on land and through drone surveys, and in-water snorkelling surveys of the seagrass meadows. Volunteers also help to keep the beaches clean, recording plastics and other debris and collecting for disposal or recycling.
Volunteers support the work of the local conservation team and split the majority of their time between exploring the seagrass meadows and understanding the extensive dune systems. While surveying these areas, volunteers will document the flora and fauna, create topographies, and understand pressures both ecosystems face.
Volunteer tasks include:
* In-water snorkelling surveys of the seagrass meadows – capturing geotagged photos of seagrass meadows
* Assessment of seagrass meadows and geotagged photos to classify the sea floor
* Sand dune habitat surveys, species identification and vegetation studies
* Sand dune litter surveys – recording and collecting litter and debris
* Data review and entry to databases
* Drone surveys – assisting the team’s drone pilot and reviewing drone footage to identify threats and problems