Underwater Monitoring Protocol

The Reef Check Med Underwater Coastal Environment Monitoring Protocol (RCMed U-CEM) is a Citizen Science initiative aimed to assess the ecological status of the Mediterranean marine coastal habitats.

It can be applied by SCUBA divers and snorkelers after a short training.

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References on using and applying the protocol

Cerrano C, Milanese M, Ponti M (2017) Diving for science - science for diving: Volunteer scuba divers support science and conservation in the Mediterranean Sea. Aquat Conserv 27:303–323 https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2663

Turicchia E, Ponti M, Rossi G, Milanese M, Di Camillo CG, Cerrano C (2021) The Reef Check Mediterranean Underwater Coastal Environment Monitoring protocol. Front Mar Sci 8 https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.620368