DISCOVERING HIDDEN DESERTS – THE PROJECT

Underwater forests are under threat and, as we lose them, vast deserts are expanding across the oceans.

As submerged forests disappear, we are also losing all the associated goods and services that are critical for our well-being and to support global economies. Also, with them go the capacity of oceans to buffer climate change.

Overfishing and global warming are the main stressors that threaten kelp forests in the world’s temperate reefs, profoundly transforming these seascapes to bare rock.

Spotting and monitoring these hidden deserts is critical to guarantee the availability of marine resources in the future and for the conservation of oceans worldwide. To do this, we need your help!

We invite you to participate in the discovery of deserts hidden beneath the oceans’ surface to contribute to the better health of our planet.

THE PROJECT IS DIVIDED IN 3 STAGES