3 CEFAS Water Purity Exped

Read the survey report here: BIOT WQ Survey Report (PDF)

The UK’s Overseas Territories are home to over 90% of the UK’s biodiversity and are of fundamental importance to regional and international marine conservation. The Blue Belt Programme supports the delivery of the UK Government’s commitment to enhance marine protection of over four million square kilometres of marine environment across UK Overseas Territories.

In March/April 2019 the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) undertook a survey to collect information and samples for water quality assessment at Diego Garcia, working within the lagoon and in marine (coastal) waters outside the lagoon.