WIOMSA is pleased to announce the release of a special issue of the Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS). The issue, Studies on the Mascarene Plateau, has been guest edited by Professor Ranjeet Bhagooli. The focus of the special issue is on the major research findings of a research cruise conducted from on board the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen in May-June 2018 with the aim of characterizing the marine ecosystems and morphology of the Saya de Malha Bank, part of the Mascarene Plateau.
The survey formed part of the EAF-Nansen Programme, executed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Saya de Malha Bank is part of a jointly managed area (JMA) between the Republics of Mauritius and Seychelles. The survey was organized following a request by the Department for Continental Shelf, Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration, Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius on behalf of the JMA.
The issue contains 17 articles and is available for download here: WIOJMS.