• The Penida Project

    Join the research team at the IOP Headquarters in Nusa Penida and encounter some of the oceans most amazing megafauna including Manta Rays, Mola Mola’s, and Reef Sharks! Conduct survey dives, place underwater cameras, and take photo identification pictures for ongoing research projects. Apply online today!

  • The Komodo Project

    Departing July 2018, live aboard research vessel Lambo sailing and exploring the Komodo National Park. Get up close with Manta Rays, Hammerhead sharks, Komodo Dragons, and much more. Make every dive count by placing underwater cameras, participating in survey dives, and working alongside professional marine biologists.

  • The Raja Ampat Project

    Join the research team aboard research sailing vessel in Raja Ampat in January 2019. Explore ‘The Last Frontier’ while making every dive count towards our in house research projects. Accepting applications March 2018.

About

Indo Ocean Project is a marine research and conservation program in the heart of the coral triangle. Our field expeditions in Indonesia hosts international and local research projects geared towards marine mega fauna conservation efforts including sharks, rays, turtles, and…

Mission

Mission – Conserving Indonesia’s marine environment through research and education.   Vision – At Indo Ocean Project we envision a healthy and profitable marine ecosystem throughout Indonesia to benefit the growing tourism industry and help protect the livelihoods of local…

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JOIN THE RESEARCH TEAM Apply online today for an adventure of a life time and join our research team in paradise. You don’t need to be a diver or a scientist to apply. Train alongside a team of international researchers…

NEWS

REEF Survey’s and Experience Levels with IOP

  4 times a week our research team heads out to collect data for the REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project. REEF’s mission is to educate and enlist divers in the conservation of marine habitats, and is accomplished primarily through the…

Shark Base Citizen Science

One of the databases we contribute to is Dr. Ryan Kempster’s SharkBase. SharkBase is a global shark encounter database helping to map the distribution and structure of shark* populations worldwide. Please get involved and become a Citizen Shark Scientist by…

The Komodo Project

Departing July 2018, live aboard research vessel Lambo sailing and exploring the Komodo National Park. Get up close with Manta Rays, Hammerhead sharks, Komodo Dragons, and much more. Make every dive count by placing underwater cameras, participating in survey dives, and working alongside professional marine biologists.

Survey Dives

Being able to conduct rapid species assessments is becoming increasingly more important as a conservation research tool. Our research team uses the ‘Roving Diver Technique”, a visual surveying method designed specifically for actively seeking out and positively identifying indicator species….

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B.R.U.V.

BRUV stands for Baited Remote Underwater Video. It consists of a GoPro that is mounted on a frame. 1 kg of bait is placed in a wire cage mounted on a pole in the camera’s field of view.  BRUV sampling…

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Mangrove Restoration

Mangrove forests are arguably the most diverse and important habitats on the planet. They are a nursery to most reef fish, creatures, and corals and provide essential support to other near by marine ecosystems. They are also one of the…

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