Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Adventure Begins

So my wife and are moving to Malawi early next year. We'll own and operate a scuba diving business on Lake Malawi and also start up a mostly volunteer-powered, non-profit, research center. I'll be wrapping up my studies of Korean coastal managment for now although certainly not forever. The research center will focus primarily on studying Lake Malawi liminology. But since I come from a mostly social science background it will also hopefully be able to look at the lake's management systems, both formal and informal, and its economics.
Lake Malawi is widely recognized as the premier tropical freshwater diving destination in the world. It is home to more species of fish than any other lake on the planet. The cichlid fish family alone has nearly 1000 species in the lake. So there is plenty of biological diversity ripe for study and enjoyment.
I'll put up links to websites shortly to give you a better idea of what we will be up to and to tell you how you can join in, either as a diver, volunteer, researcher, and/or educator.