Sailing Independence at Sea - Project Manaia is creating Better Understanding and awareness for our Oceans
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patrons

$261
per creation

WHO IS PROJECT MANAIA


We are a small but growing Ocean Conservation NGO based out of Austria (but obviously never there). 
Our goal is to make Research at Sea more accesible! One of the main problems for Marine Biologists is to actually get out there and get a chance t do what they trained to do! Now since we started we managed to create a base out in the Remote Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar and build a Coral Farm and Nursery there - a unique testing ground for new methods and also Training Area for the local universities, that simply lack the funnding for projects like this. With YOUR support we could run the first Workshop for the Marine Biology students of Myeik University!

Now we are aiming for a new goal. We sourced a 43 foot Sailboat soon to be used for Research in the Mediterranean. Lots of Marine Biologists have great ideas on their mind and simply lack the chance to turn in into a reality. With Research ships costing more than 10k a day we are the cheaper option.
The idea is that people with a project on hand but no funding can join us on board SV Independence and run their projects from there. We supply the home, the equipment and resources (with YOUR help) and they can do what they trained to do: SCIENCE - and as a bonus for you, our Patrons we will take the fancy science and put it into easy to understand videos for the whole world to see (and you will be among the first to do so!)
And THIS is what we did with YOUR support in the first season in the Mediterranean!


With your support we can help Biologists and researchers run the projects they are passionate about at sea! On a shoestring budget!


WHY PATREON

During all our Expeditions we keep documenting what we do publicly on our Youtube Channel as well as right here on Patreon, adding a few extra videos and images especially for our Patrons!
Patreon gives us the chance to share with the world what we do and gives YOU the chance to appreciate what we do as well as show your support for our work. It's kind of like inviting a friend for a beer in a bar, because he had a rough day or did something good and you feel like he deserved it. It is that settle pat on the shoulder.

And really, the believe of our Patrons in our work makes us keep going and push further! Thanks a lot to our already existing Patrons and to all the ones to come!
Tiers
Plancton supporter
$2 or more per creation 10 patrons
Thank you for believing in our cause! You will be one of the first ones to see all our updates before everyone else on youtube!
Nudibranch supporter
$5 or more per creation 1 patron
First of, thank you for your help in our cause! You will be amongst the first to get a hold of all our updates and also be in the loop for our lens updates right here on Patreon keeping you up to date on location and mission at all times!
Clownfish supporter
$10 or more per creation 10 patrons
You get to see all our updates before everyone else - on top of that you will be in a draw for a free T-Shirt, every time we hit a round 100USD step
Turtle supporter
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
Thanks for your support right away! As a turtle supporter you will have all of the benefits from the above supporter Tiers and also will receive a postcard from us after half a year of supporting - please provide your adress though, otherwise we might have a tough time making it happen!
Tuna supporter
$25 or more per creation 1 patron
This amount of believe in us and our work deserves a reward! We will get YOUR name on OUR Research Center that is currently under Construction. As such you will be part of our journeys and part of the team! Thank you so much!
Shark supporter
$50 or more per creation 1 of 10 patrons
First off: THANK YOU for even reading that far! You are an amazing supporter and deserve a special treatment. 

You get to join us on Board for 1 week (after one year of being a Patron)! Please get in touch with us to work out timings and location!

Whale supporter
$100 or more per creation 1 of 5 patrons
First of, a BIG THANK YOU for believing in our cause enough to support us that much!
As an official "Whale supporter" you can take one of your loved ones with you and join us on Board SY Independence for 1 week every year (ones you have been a patron for one year) and will get your own cabin too! Please get in touch to discuss timings and location!
Goals
$261 of $350 per creation
Ones we hit the 350 goal we can actually go out and get one of the nice camcorders that are really made to shoot video! Wouldn't that be a treat! Plus it will hopefully make for a lot better quality for you guys!
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WHO IS PROJECT MANAIA


We are a small but growing Ocean Conservation NGO based out of Austria (but obviously never there). 
Our goal is to make Research at Sea more accesible! One of the main problems for Marine Biologists is to actually get out there and get a chance t do what they trained to do! Now since we started we managed to create a base out in the Remote Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar and build a Coral Farm and Nursery there - a unique testing ground for new methods and also Training Area for the local universities, that simply lack the funnding for projects like this. With YOUR support we could run the first Workshop for the Marine Biology students of Myeik University!

Now we are aiming for a new goal. We sourced a 43 foot Sailboat soon to be used for Research in the Mediterranean. Lots of Marine Biologists have great ideas on their mind and simply lack the chance to turn in into a reality. With Research ships costing more than 10k a day we are the cheaper option.
The idea is that people with a project on hand but no funding can join us on board SV Independence and run their projects from there. We supply the home, the equipment and resources (with YOUR help) and they can do what they trained to do: SCIENCE - and as a bonus for you, our Patrons we will take the fancy science and put it into easy to understand videos for the whole world to see (and you will be among the first to do so!)
And THIS is what we did with YOUR support in the first season in the Mediterranean!


With your support we can help Biologists and researchers run the projects they are passionate about at sea! On a shoestring budget!


WHY PATREON

During all our Expeditions we keep documenting what we do publicly on our Youtube Channel as well as right here on Patreon, adding a few extra videos and images especially for our Patrons!
Patreon gives us the chance to share with the world what we do and gives YOU the chance to appreciate what we do as well as show your support for our work. It's kind of like inviting a friend for a beer in a bar, because he had a rough day or did something good and you feel like he deserved it. It is that settle pat on the shoulder.

And really, the believe of our Patrons in our work makes us keep going and push further! Thanks a lot to our already existing Patrons and to all the ones to come!

Recent posts by Sailing Independence at Sea - Project Manaia

Tiers
Plancton supporter
$2 or more per creation 10 patrons
Thank you for believing in our cause! You will be one of the first ones to see all our updates before everyone else on youtube!
Nudibranch supporter
$5 or more per creation 1 patron
First of, thank you for your help in our cause! You will be amongst the first to get a hold of all our updates and also be in the loop for our lens updates right here on Patreon keeping you up to date on location and mission at all times!
Clownfish supporter
$10 or more per creation 10 patrons
You get to see all our updates before everyone else - on top of that you will be in a draw for a free T-Shirt, every time we hit a round 100USD step
Turtle supporter
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
Thanks for your support right away! As a turtle supporter you will have all of the benefits from the above supporter Tiers and also will receive a postcard from us after half a year of supporting - please provide your adress though, otherwise we might have a tough time making it happen!
Tuna supporter
$25 or more per creation 1 patron
This amount of believe in us and our work deserves a reward! We will get YOUR name on OUR Research Center that is currently under Construction. As such you will be part of our journeys and part of the team! Thank you so much!
Shark supporter
$50 or more per creation 1 of 10 patrons
First off: THANK YOU for even reading that far! You are an amazing supporter and deserve a special treatment. 

You get to join us on Board for 1 week (after one year of being a Patron)! Please get in touch with us to work out timings and location!

Whale supporter
$100 or more per creation 1 of 5 patrons
First of, a BIG THANK YOU for believing in our cause enough to support us that much!
As an official "Whale supporter" you can take one of your loved ones with you and join us on Board SY Independence for 1 week every year (ones you have been a patron for one year) and will get your own cabin too! Please get in touch to discuss timings and location!