Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) has announced a partnership with The International SeaKeepers Company, a non-profit organisation that promotes oceanographic research, conservation, and education through direct involvement with the yachting community. GCCM is the first shipyard and the second marina in Australia to form a partnership in marine conservation with SeaKeepers.
“GCCM’s commitment to continued environmental improvement has set the benchmark for marinas worldwide and we are very excited to partner with SeaKeepers,” says Andrew Chapman, GCCM Chief Operating Officer. “As an accredited Clean Marina and Fish Friendly Marina, GCCM is very committed to this goal. By partnering with SeaKeepers, we can help raise awareness of the importance of ocean conservation to our boaties.”
GCCM’s customers can help SeaKeepers map the seabed by participating in the Discovery Yacht Program, an initiative that provides yacht owners with the opportunity to collect valuable oceanographic data while cruising and send it to SeaKeepers for research purposes. “Located between Sydney and the Whitsundays, GCCM is the chosen refit stopover for many yachts and superyachts migrating south and north,” says Chapman. “We will suggest they participate to this program, which would increase the data about the seabed tremendously.”
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