Coral Reefs 29 September 2021Seminar: Ocean and Climate Change – The Future of our Blue PlanetIn the latest of the Bertarelli Foundation's marine science seminars, Kristian Teleki introduces five speakers who are all working on the impact of climate change on our ocean and its biological and social implications. Recording now available to watch here.
Coral Reefs 24 September 2021Podcast: Plankton – A Miniature Kaleidoscope of LifeIn this episode you'll meet the magical world of plankton, learn why they’re important for larger organisms such as manta rays, and hear how the climate crisis is impacting this crucial part of the marine environment.
Improving MPA ManagementSentinel Species Research 2 August 2021Drifting Fishing Gear Poses Significant Risks to Marine Protected AreasA team of scientists has shown the potential harm that dFADs could cause to MPAs. Their study found more than a third of dFADs posed a risk to biodiversity in the Chagos Archipelago MPA.
What we do
Our Indian Ocean focussed research programme is advancing the understanding of Marine Protected Areas - so they can be better managed to provide the maximum amount of protection. Our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary projects are led by some of the world's leading marine scientists who are pushing the boundaries of their fields.
The Indian ocean is one of the Earth's most exploited oceans. A large Marine Protected Area located in the middle of the Indian ocean provides an incredible opportunity to create an ocean observatory - a place where scientists can investigate complex marine ecosystems in the absence of direct human influence.
Coral Reef Resilience
The impact of climate change has been acutely felt on coral reefs across the Indian Ocean, including areas previously shown to be some of the healthiest coral reefs in the region.
Sentinel Species Research
Our work is building a detailed picture of how important and mobile species such as turtles, seabirds, sharks and rays travel across the Indian Ocean
Coral Reef ResilienceCoral Reef Fish in the British Indian Ocean Territory
Improving MPA ManagementSocial Drivers for Shark Fishing Amongst Sri Lankan and Indian Fishers
Sentinel Species ResearchThe Ecology of Sea Turtles in the British Indian Ocean Territory
Sentinel Species ResearchThe Ecology and Ecosystem Roles of Reef Sharks in the BIOT MPA