ATMEC Team

Joined: Dec 09, 2020 Last Active: Nov 19, 2021 iNaturalist

Aow Thai Marine Ecology Center (ATMEC) is a marine science focused initiative by Love Wildlife Foundation, aimed at providing education in marine biology and ecology to students of all ages. ATMEC also prioritises conducting original research and conservation projects, in collaboration with the Department and Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), in the Gulf of Thailand. The field station is based at Koh Mun Nai, Rayong, throughout most of the calendar year. Through ATMEC, students and researchers are given exclusive access to stay on the island which is closed to the public outside of visiting hours.

ATMEC currently hosts and collaborates in multiple long-term field research and citizen science efforts in the Gulf of Thailand. These include a wide variety coral reef ecology projects, acomprehensive sea turtle identification program, monitoring of seahorses and their ecology, and the all important diversity monitoring of remarkable sea slugs.

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