ATMEC

Aow Thai Marine Ecology Centre

Bangkok office: 77 Nakhon Sawan Rd, Wat Sommanat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand. Rayong address: Koh Mun Nai, Klaeng, Rayong 21110, Thailand

Region Active

Asia

Education and research centre

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine research, Protection of marine life, Coral reef protection, Coral reef restoration, Marine pollution, Diving training

Description

ATMEC is a marine science focused initiative by Love Wildlife Foundation, aimed at providing education in marine biology and ecology to students of all ages. ATMEC also prioritises conducting original research and conservation projects, in collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, in the Gulf of Thailand. The field station is based at Koh Mun Nai, Rayong. Current research projects include studying coral spawning and recruitment, investigating several new species of marine invertebrates, assessing threats to coral reefs from sedimentation to discarded fishing gear, and much more. Education includes dive training, marine ecology courses, and internships.