BENEFITING: GLOBAL UNDERWATER EXPLORERS INC
The vast majority of all aquatic environments remain out of sight and out of mind for most people. Yet, every single person on our planet relies on the robust health of these ecosystems for a livable climate, clean and accessible drinking water and food harvesting and production.
Project Baseline is an umbrella initiative that brings our volunteers, their communities and the coastlines, rivers, lakes and caves where we play and explore onto a global stage.
As we enter our 7th year of continuing to build a groundswell of public aquatic awareness and action, we are seeking funding to build a reimagined website that will include seamless spatial SQL database interface integration, a clear and prominent display of the Project Baseline brand, increase user traffic, and provide a user-friendly resource for our global volunteer network. This revamp will bring our website, database interface and key social media platforms under one umbrella enabling easy, one stop access to one of the largest, citizen science, spatial clearing house for aquatic observations. Once live, the website will present a cohesive and universal sharing platform designed to more accurately inspire and inform discussions that guide the way we view, investigate and manage water.
$20,000 covers of all phases of web and database interface design, integration and implementation. A live launch is scheduled for late 2016. This funding allows Project Baseline to solicit RFPs from qualified web media consultants and pay for services.
Your financial contribution not only demonstrates the increasing, global desire to explore and know our water planet, it’s a public display of support for our volunteers, many of whom spend hours dedicated to organizing their underwater images and data, sharing their observations using a number of online tools and social media outlets, coordinating and participating in outreach events. It is the human element of our program that allows us to be the eyes and voice for all aquatic environments, both healthy and compromised, an effort that, at this time, cannot be completed by technologies such as remotely operated vehicles, mounted sensors and satellites alone.
We can do this!