News 23 January 2024Job Alert: Data ConsultantThe Marine Science Programme seeks a data consultant to identify and commission a suitable data platform on which to make the programme data accessible for all. Apply by 1 February 2024.
News 15 December 2023The Art of Saving the OceanThrough a series of keynote presentations and panel discussions, we explored the science behind ocean-island connections, learned about projects currently underway and the involvement of local communities, and how we can find new ways to fund this important work.
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.
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.
Island Reef Connections
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.
Species Distribution and Ecology
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
Island Reef ConnectionsImplications of Nutrient Flow and Feedback Across the Seabird-Island-Reef System
Tackling Illegal FishingSocial Drivers for Shark Fishing Amongst Sri Lankan and Indian Fishers
Species Distribution and EcologyConservation of Sea Turtles in the Indian Ocean Region
Species Distribution and EcologyThe Ecology and Ecosystem Roles of Reef Sharks in the Indian Ocean MPA