News 19 June 20232022 Annual Impact ReportWe are delighted to share our first Marine Science annual report. The report was designed to give a sense of the scale and scope of the programme and all the incredible research, conservation and communication work achieved through this collaborative programme.
Sentinel Species Research 22 March 2023Webinar: Cetacean Science and ConservationListen and engage with experts on a variety of topics related to cetacean science and conservation
News 20 January 2023Podcast: Finance – Protecting the OceanOcean Matters is getting down to business. That’s the business of investing in the ocean, its future as well as the communities that rely on it. In this episode, Dr Helen Czerski speaks with Karen Sack, Executive Director of ORRAA
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
Sentinel Species ResearchImplications of nutrient flow and feedback across the seabird-island-reef system
Improving MPA ManagementSocial Drivers for Shark Fishing Amongst Sri Lankan and Indian Fishers
Sentinel Species ResearchThe Ecology of Sea Turtles in the Indian Ocean Region
Sentinel Species ResearchThe Ecology and Ecosystem Roles of Reef Sharks in the Indian Ocean MPA