Global Underwater Explorers
18487 High Springs Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643, USA
Diving training, Citizen science, Marine conservation awareness and education
Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) is motivated by the ‘desire to safely explore and protect the underwater world and to improve the quality of scuba, technical, and cave diving education, as well as aquatic research.’ GUE members support conservation through a variety of affiliates, including Ghost Diving, Reef Check, and Baykeeper, as well as a variety of academic research projects, such as the coral reef algae documentation and testing, and live shipwreck exploration. Their own initiative, Project Baseline, involves participants worldwide, who survey and record their local aquatic environments (photos, videos, and data logs) to serve as a baseline against which future changes can be measured. This enables building public awareness and supporting political action. There are more than 100 projects in almost 40 countries currently supporting Project Baseline's mission.