First Descent

Indian Ocean 2018-2022

OVERVIEW

A series of Mission to explore and protect the world's most unknown and least protected ocean - the Indian Ocean. The mission concludes in 2022 with a regional summit aiming to galvanise 30% protection by 2030.

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THE INDIAN OCEAN

Already home to nearly 2.7 billion people with an average age under 30, by 2050, ‘the Ocean of the Centre’ will be home to half of the world’s population.

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Comores Pathfinder Expedition 2018

In partnership with WildTrust, CORDIO East Africa, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, University of Comoros. ROV deployments to establish initial morphological data to help inform further research during First Descent: Indian Ocean.

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OUTCOMES

Ocean protection, scientific knowledge, political leadership, ocean awareness, and knowledge exchange

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