‘First Descent: Indian Ocean’ is a series of missions undertaken by Nekton in partnership with Governments in the Indian Ocean region to catalyse 30% protection by 2030.

Each mission combines national commitments to ocean protection, marine spatial planning, applied research to inform ocean policy, investments in capacity development and inspirational communications to strengthen the public mandate for political action.

Seychelles 2019 - Maldives 2020 - TBD: 2021 - Regional Summit: 2022

"How the Indian Ocean changes in the coming years will profoundly affect the lives, livelihoods and wellbeing of 2.7billion of us living in the region. Nekton's work in the Indian Ocean is galvanising action to ensure we restore the health and prosperity of our ocean and our blue economies". H.E. Danny Faure, President of Seychelles