The Mission

Working for and with the Government of Seychelles, First Descent: Seychelles combined applied research, knowledge exchange and public engagement activities to support the Government’s commitments to protect over 400,000km2- 30% of their ocean territory and the sustainable development of their Blue Economy. The objectives and outcomes were co-defined and co-delivered with Seychelles partners. All data is owned and vested in Seychelles.

Nearly 50 days at sea, covering 2300 nautical miles, a team of 60 from 14 different nations aboard the Mothership, the Ocean Zephyr, the Mission undertook over 300 science deployments, across 7 key locations in the previously unexplored depths of the Seychelles.

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