Marine Research Expeditions with Project Manaia

Marine Research Expeditions with Project Manaia

is creating Better Understanding and awareness for our Oceans

24

patrons

$219

per month

WHO IS PROJECT MANAIA


We are a small but growing Ocean Conservation NGO based out of Austria (but obviously never there). 
After few successful years in the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar we shifted our focus back to Mediterranean waters! We sourced a 43 foot Sailboat for Research in the Mediterranean sea. Lots of Marine Biologists have great ideas on their mind and simply lack the chance to turn in into a reality. 
The idea is that people with a project on hand but no funding can join us on board SV Independence and run their projects from there. We supply the home, the equipment and resources (with YOUR help) and they can do what they trained to do: SCIENCE - and as a bonus for you, our Patrons we will take the fancy science and put it into easy to understand videos for the whole world to see (and you will be among the first to do so!)
And THIS is what we did with YOUR support in the first season in the Mediterranean!


With your support we can help Biologists and researchers run the projects they are passionate about at sea! On a shoestring budget!
And the list of successes continues!
  • First sound recordings of Striped dolphins in the Adriatic
  • First sightings of thought to be extinct species in the Adriatic (Species yet to be revealed ones the paper is out)
  • assisting in the creation of 2 Marine Protected Areas
  • Establsihing the first Coral Nursery of the Andaman Sea
  • First Cetacean Research Program covering 3 of the Mediterranean Seas
  • Creating a network of Dive bases throughout the Med for Invasive Species observations
  • and soon: YOUR Project


WHY PATREON

During all our Expeditions we keep documenting what we do publicly on our Youtube Channel as well as right here on Patreon, adding a few extra videos and images especially for our Patrons!
Patreon gives us the chance to share with the world what we do and gives YOU the chance to appreciate what we do as well as show your support for our work. It's kind of like inviting a friend for a beer in a bar, because he had a rough day or did something good and you feel like he deserved it. It is that settle pat on the shoulder.

And really, the believe of our Patrons in our work makes us keep going and push further! Thanks a lot to our already existing Patrons and to all the ones to come!
Tiers
Plancton supporter
$2 or more per month
Thank you for believing in our cause! You will be one of the first ones to see all our updates before everyone else on youtube!
Nudibranch supporter
$5 or more per month
First of, thank you for your help in our cause! You will be amongst the first to get a hold of all our updates and also be in the loop for our lens updates right here on Patreon keeping you up to date on location and mission at all times!
Clownfish supporter
$10 or more per month
You get to see all our updates before everyone else - on top of that you will be in a draw for a free T-Shirt, every time we hit a round 100USD step
Turtle supporter
$15 or more per month
Thanks for your support right away! As a turtle supporter you will have all of the benefits from the above supporter Tiers and also will receive a postcard from us after half a year of supporting - please provide your adress though, otherwise we might have a tough time making it happen!
Tuna supporter
$25 or more per month
This amount of believe in us and our work deserves a reward! We will get YOUR name on OUR Research Center that is currently under Construction. As such you will be part of our journeys and part of the team! Thank you so much!
Shark supporter
$50 or more per month only 8 left
First off: THANK YOU for even reading that far! You are an amazing supporter and deserve a special treatment. 

You get to join us on Board for 1 week (after one year of being a Patron)! Please get in touch with us to work out timings and location!

Whale supporter
$100 or more per month only 5 left
First of, a BIG THANK YOU for believing in our cause enough to support us that much!
As an official "Whale supporter" you can take one of your loved ones with you and join us on Board SY Independence for 1 week every year (ones you have been a patron for one year) and will get your own cabin too! Please get in touch to discuss timings and location!
Goals
$219 of $1,600 per month
This is a big step for us! Ones we meet this goal it means we made it! We could actually sponsor flights for our skilled interns! They are educated, knowledgeable people who invested a lot of time and money into their education, we should be able to at least provide them with flights, food and acomodation. And with your help we can make it happen! 
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WHO IS PROJECT MANAIA


We are a small but growing Ocean Conservation NGO based out of Austria (but obviously never there). 
After few successful years in the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar we shifted our focus back to Mediterranean waters! We sourced a 43 foot Sailboat for Research in the Mediterranean sea. Lots of Marine Biologists have great ideas on their mind and simply lack the chance to turn in into a reality. 
The idea is that people with a project on hand but no funding can join us on board SV Independence and run their projects from there. We supply the home, the equipment and resources (with YOUR help) and they can do what they trained to do: SCIENCE - and as a bonus for you, our Patrons we will take the fancy science and put it into easy to understand videos for the whole world to see (and you will be among the first to do so!)
And THIS is what we did with YOUR support in the first season in the Mediterranean!


With your support we can help Biologists and researchers run the projects they are passionate about at sea! On a shoestring budget!
And the list of successes continues!
  • First sound recordings of Striped dolphins in the Adriatic
  • First sightings of thought to be extinct species in the Adriatic (Species yet to be revealed ones the paper is out)
  • assisting in the creation of 2 Marine Protected Areas
  • Establsihing the first Coral Nursery of the Andaman Sea
  • First Cetacean Research Program covering 3 of the Mediterranean Seas
  • Creating a network of Dive bases throughout the Med for Invasive Species observations
  • and soon: YOUR Project


WHY PATREON

During all our Expeditions we keep documenting what we do publicly on our Youtube Channel as well as right here on Patreon, adding a few extra videos and images especially for our Patrons!
Patreon gives us the chance to share with the world what we do and gives YOU the chance to appreciate what we do as well as show your support for our work. It's kind of like inviting a friend for a beer in a bar, because he had a rough day or did something good and you feel like he deserved it. It is that settle pat on the shoulder.

And really, the believe of our Patrons in our work makes us keep going and push further! Thanks a lot to our already existing Patrons and to all the ones to come!

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Tiers
Plancton supporter
$2 or more per month
Thank you for believing in our cause! You will be one of the first ones to see all our updates before everyone else on youtube!
Nudibranch supporter
$5 or more per month
First of, thank you for your help in our cause! You will be amongst the first to get a hold of all our updates and also be in the loop for our lens updates right here on Patreon keeping you up to date on location and mission at all times!
Clownfish supporter
$10 or more per month
You get to see all our updates before everyone else - on top of that you will be in a draw for a free T-Shirt, every time we hit a round 100USD step
Turtle supporter
$15 or more per month
Thanks for your support right away! As a turtle supporter you will have all of the benefits from the above supporter Tiers and also will receive a postcard from us after half a year of supporting - please provide your adress though, otherwise we might have a tough time making it happen!
Tuna supporter
$25 or more per month
This amount of believe in us and our work deserves a reward! We will get YOUR name on OUR Research Center that is currently under Construction. As such you will be part of our journeys and part of the team! Thank you so much!
Shark supporter
$50 or more per month only 8 left
First off: THANK YOU for even reading that far! You are an amazing supporter and deserve a special treatment. 

You get to join us on Board for 1 week (after one year of being a Patron)! Please get in touch with us to work out timings and location!

Whale supporter
$100 or more per month only 5 left
First of, a BIG THANK YOU for believing in our cause enough to support us that much!
As an official "Whale supporter" you can take one of your loved ones with you and join us on Board SY Independence for 1 week every year (ones you have been a patron for one year) and will get your own cabin too! Please get in touch to discuss timings and location!