Dr. Monchanin played an integral role, representing 50% of the instructor duo that restructred much of the academic and project-specific components of ATMEC at the end of it's first phase. She also led the ambitious plastics project that defined 2022-23, the first of its kind for the region.
Matthias represented the other 50% of the dynamic duo that completely revamped the program, pursuing not only a wide array of academic efforts, but also making pre-furbished Koh Mun Nai, an easier and more organised place for all island inhabitants.
Alyssa was one of the pioneering instructors at ATMEC, joining for the first full semester before continuing on to pursue her MSc in Marine Science back in Canada. Her diving and science experience now extends to warm and cold habitats!
Claudia was with us for our very first full year, and was part of the initial survey team before ATMEC was formalised. She was a full-time instructor with us for throughout 2021 before heading back home to Italy.
Tommy first joined us as an intern, then Instructor Trainee and completed his ATMEC journey as an Instructor and marine biologist in 2022. His nerdy vibes will continue from ATMEC straight to university in Australia.