Cruise title: Nekton Maldives Mission
Partners: OMEGA, Government of Maldives, Kensington Tours, Teledyne Marine, AP, Helly Hansen, NRF SAIAB, The Commonwealth, University of Oxford, Paralenz, Saab Seaeye, Sonardyne International Ltd., REV Ocean, Triton Submarines, Encounter Edu, AXA, EYOS Expeditions, OCEEF, IMarEST, ,Manta Air, Noo Raajje, Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme, Manta Trust, Maldives Marine Research Institute, International Pole & Line Foundation, IUCN Maldives, Blue Marine Foundation, Maldives Resilient Reefs, Alfametal, Small Island Research Group
Lead PIs: Dr Lucy Woodall
Location: Indian Ocean
Dates: Sept 2022
A partnership between Nekton and the Maldives Government’s Marine Research Institute to map and sample the waters of the Maldives from the surface to 1000m to determine the health of the ocean.