Cape RADD is a marine field station that serves as a platform for researchers in the False Bay area of Cape Town. We specialise in projects that monitor and investigate the biodiversity of a global hotspot home to more than 3500 endemic marine species. We aim to better understand our world by using a variety of techniques including transects, quadrats, remote underwater video and mark-recapture, with a particular focus on approaches that utilise citizen science. At the core of our values is passing on our expertise to early career scientists and those with a passion for the ocean.
Cape RADD facilitates SCUBA and freediving training courses for early career science students and individuals who want to learn and explore more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development. Our courses include training in multiple data collection, field operation techniques, theoretical workshops and presentations from field biologists and dive experts.