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Monaco Explorations begins two-month expedition in the Indian Ocean

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Monaco Explorations begins two-month expedition in the Indian Ocean

A two-month expedition in the Indian Ocean by Monaco Explorations, supported by the commitment of Prince Albert II of Monaco to protect the ocean and promote a sustainable management, kicked off on 12 October 2022. 

The expedition is endorsed as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.

Around 20 experts from the Mauritius Oceanography Institute, University of Mauritius, Mauritius Hydrographic Service, Mauritius Meteorological Services, Department of Biosciences and Ocean Studies, Department for Continental Shelf, and Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration, will form part of the expedition on board the South African vessel, SA Agulhas II.

Monaco Explorations begins two-month expedition in the Indian Ocean

The programme targets two maritime areas, namely the Saya de Malha Bank, one of the largest seagrass beds in the world, and a selection of islands and seamounts.

The SA Agulhas II will have stopovers at Reunion Island and Seychelles and research operations will be scheduled throughout the vessel’s journey as well as during stations around Aldabra Atoll, Saya de Malha Bank and around St Brandon.

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