Operation Wallacea (Opwall) is a conservation research organisation that is funded by, and relies on, teams of student volunteers who join expeditions for the opportunity to work on real-world research programmes alongside academic researchers.
Most science programmes abroad that deliver research outcomes are funded on a short-term basis by grants with typically tightly restricted aims. Long-term projects covering large bio-geographical scales that can incorporate more than one ecosystem are rare. By adopting a volunteer funded model, Opwall does not suffer from those restrictions and can draw upon researchers from a wide range of different disciplines and academic institutions, and create long-term research projects.
We have a great video below that describes the work that we do. We do have a shorter summary version available, which you can view here.
We’re currently looking for people to join us in the summer of 2021!
Want to find out more? We’re currently running a series of Webinars to give people additional information. Pop your email address below and we’ll let you know when the next one is that you can attend!