APACOMREC will be developed and established in close relationship (obtaining relevant agreements and permissions) with the Ecuadorian Ministry for Education and SENESCYT (National Secretary for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Research. In a first phase, it will provide lodging facilities for 10 researchers and/or students, including a fully-equipped kitchen and office area (workstations, laser printer, telephones, plotting machine, broadband internet), and separate sleeping facilities. It will house two permanent full-time staff and security guards, and an agro-ecological garden facility for high quality food provision. Uncontaminated drinking water can be sourced from an annexed well.
With your support being equipped with 1 speed boat, 1 4x4 vehicle, 2 drones for GIS-mapping, a basic laboratory for assessing water and sediments, a test pool, two microscopes, several workstations, and all common relevant software licenses for quantitative and qualitative data analysis, APACOMREC will provide an ideal workplace (just 5 hrs from Quito and/or Guayaquil) for studying and advancing, amongst others, the following interconnected themes and disciplinary areas:
In order to achieve our dream, we are currently looking for institutional agreements and personal collaborations with well-established marine research centers in the Caribbean, USA, UK, France, Germany, and the Pacific region - please do get in touch!