5 VAVA II Exped

Read the full report here: BIOT Vava II March 2019 Expedition (PDF)

Between the 13th and 29th of March 2019 the M/Y Vava II supported a total team of 12 scientists from four institutions to successfully deliver the equivalent of 126 days of scientific research in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

The trip enabled the team to conduct core activities in support of the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science such as the annual maintenance of the acoustic array and the collection of instruments set out on the reef during the earlier Reef 1 expedition. It also afforded a rare opportunity to explore new habitats and pilot new methodologies that may have opportunities for future research in the BIOT MPA.