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. Data on species composition, sighting frequency, and abundance of all fishes are collected using this surveying method.
The data is submitted into various online databases including eOceans, SharkBase, and Reef.org. By submitting the data onto these platforms we contribute to marine conservation efforts worldwide. Furthermore we input into our own free and open access database for the general public. This data base can be used in university research projects by our participants worldwide or the Indonesia’s Department of Fisheries.