FIRST DESCENT: MALDIVES 2022-2023
THE SCIENCE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME
The first systematic discovery and documentation of ocean life in Maldives from the surface to 1000metres to ensure the ocean continues to protect and provide for the Maldivian people.
THE VOICE OF THE MALDIVES
Amplifying the voice of Maldivian scientists, conservationists and policy makers in national and international news and across social media.
THE MALDIVIAN AQUANAUTS
Ten Maldivian marine scientists leading the first descents in high-tech submersibles to explore Maldives’ unknown deep ocean.
The International Team & Research Technology
Scientists, submersible pilots, technicians and media teams from a dozen countries joining forces to deploy the most advanced subsea research technologies.