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International Indian Ocean Expedition 2
by South Africa - Department of Environmental Affairs - Oceans and Coasts Branch (Government)
Extensive multidisciplinary research undertaking to generate oceanographic, biodiversity and all other relevant data and metadata about the Indian Ocean.
Progress reports
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
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
  • Other (please specify): Contribute towards the development of Africa's development, growth and participation in all spheres of marine sciences
December 2015
Generation, compilation and interpretation of oceanographic and marine biodiversity data and metadata of the Indian Ocean
Financing (in USD)
150,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Physical and Chemical oceanographers, Technicians for the calibration and maintenance of research equipment, Biodiversity specialists and professionals as well as various Maritime specialists for the management and operations of our two research vessels (
Basic information
Time-frame: 2016 March - 2019 March
National Department of Science and Technology, and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Monde Mayekiso, Dr, Mmayekiso@environment.gov.za, +27 21 819 2412
Cape Town
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