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(Seychelles News Agency 12/2/2020): A joint Nekton expedition in Seychelles’ and Maldives’ waters will for the first time provide information about seamounts — underwater mountains — in the Indian Ocean region.The exploration set to take place next month follows the successful mission in 2019 and will involve 50 international scientists, technicians, media and crew including from the two countries.

(Seychelles News Agency February 6, 2020) : A deep-sea mission by scientists to establish a baseline of marine life and the state of the ocean in Seychelles, the Maldives and the high seas of the central Indian Ocean will start March 16, State House said in a press release on Wednesday.

(Seychelles News Agency) - The deep ocean around the Seychelles islands will be explored as part of a bigger expedition to study and better understand the Indian Ocean’s ecosystem. The mission led by Nekton Deep Ocean Research Institute is expected to take place in March

Statement by Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah in the Plenary session of Our Ocean Conference, Friday 16 September, U.S. State Dept., Washington D.C. USA

Two months ago in July the U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean Dr. Jane Lubchenco partnered with the State Department, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the African Academies of Science, the African National Young Academies, The World Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Global Young Academy to host a high level, scientific roundtable in Mauritius entitled “Advancing Ocean Sciences in Africa.”

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