CSMA expansion & annual monitoring
Initiation of the coastal cleaning and White Flag International certification process is supervised by OACM global integration director and technically operated by White Flag Inspectors, divers.
OACM provides the government, its benefactor, with the full process of CSMA creation and expansion. This is the most time-consuming part and operational procedures can vary depending on coastal size, length and ground area.
The CSMA protocol requires a large team of divers and surface personnel provided by White Flag officials and locally hired staff, who can only work under the direct supervision of White Flag inspectors. The first phase of the CSMA coastal certification is creating the first CSMA zone alongside the chosen coastal area. It is the governmental or benefactor’s responsibility to choose important and strategic areas of national interests - mostly in frequently used tourist areas.
The first phase supervised by OACM is the coastal monitoring and pre-inspection process, which includes inspection and research of the chosen coastline to establish the required manpower, equipment, possible weather conditions and timeframe for operational process duration, required logistics and financial breakdown for the entire operation. This process is conducted and monitored by White Flag inspectors - divers - while the administrative part for operational approval is authorised by OACM officials and the government officials - OACM benefactors.
The government - in collaboration with OACM - is led through the entire process from the certification and cleaning of the coastline to the global exposure of CSMA areas.