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Promoting and coordinating R&D and Innovation in the Ocean Economy Sector
by Mauritius Research Council (Government)
The Mauritius Research Council is committed to:
foster, promote and coordinate research, development and innovation, in line with the economic, technological and social needs of Mauritius;
encourage commercial utilisation of research, development and innovation, results in the national interest;
foster the development of a research culture;
promote science and technology; and
enhance private sector participation in research, development and innovation.
The Ocean Technology, Ocean Resources and Ocean Services is one of the priority area of the Council besides Renewable Energy; ICT/BPO/Telecommunications; Life Sciences (Health, Medical and Pharmaceutical); Manufacturing; Traffic Management; Social Issues and Agro-Industry.

The MRC is also committed to promoting and coordinating research in the area of Marine Renewable Energy, specifically on ocean wave and offshore wind energy.
Progress reports
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from marine renewable energy
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
Promoting Emerging Technologies and collaborative research and innovation in Ocean-related activities
Other, please specify
Access to time series base data over long periods, dependent on availability of data from different stakeholders
Other, please specify
Finance: Dependent on Government funds, Public-Private Partnerships and Loans/ Grants from Donors
Staff / Technical expertise
Human Resource: Dependent on national, regional and international experts
Basic information
Time-frame: 2005 - 2030 and beyond
Mauritius Research Council (lead entity)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Arjoon Suddhoo, Dr, mrc@intnet.mu, +230 465 1235
Ebene, Mauritius
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