On-going SeyCCAT partnerships and projects
Reduction of ocean pollution through sea floor clean up, and education of fishermen and youth about the impact of ocean pollution.
Marcus, Mervin and Dominique, sea cucumber divers, typically remove sea cucumbers for their livelihoods but this project gives them the opportunity to use their skills to remove marine debris from the ocean.read more
Feasibility study on the potential contribution of seaweed cultivation across sectors in Seychelles for sustainable production and consumption.
Masters student, Mariette Dine, explores potential economic opportunities around seaweed cultivation.read more
Sheena Talma, a marine biologist, assess whether it is feasible to introduce of a ‘traffic light’ sustainability labelling system in Seychelles.read more
Following Rachel Bristol’s satellite tracking of sooty-terns, Robert Mondon publishes a children’s book about Sootina, a sooty-tern from Bird Island, based on the data they have collected.read more
Barbara, a seasoned journalist, kickstart a video series focusing on sustainable fisheries and the blue economy.read more
Entrepreneurship Development in the Blue Economy Sector through capacity building for MSME’s & ESA Staff.
Building the capacity of the Enterprise Seychelles Agency with key skills to thereafter, build the capacity of fishers and the wives of fishers to start more ‘blue businesses.’read more
Fishing Livelihoods and Fisheries Management in the Mahé Granitic Island, Seychelles: A Cost-Benefit-Analysis based on a Value Chain Approach
Keith Andre and partners develop a baseline survey on cost-benefit analysis along the fish value chain in addition to capacity building for sustainable fisheries management.read more
Children and youth on Praslin engage in mangroves rehabilitation at Pasquiere on Praslin.read more
Dillys kickstarts her filmmaking career with an ocean documentary – Nou Leker Ble.read more
A women-led association builds the entrepreneurship skills of unemployed women through using seaweed and elements of the circular economy.read more
Lisa and Shafira share important information on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and volunteering opportunities to youth.read more
James Michel Foundation builds a roadmap for pathways to explore blue carbon opportunities in Seychelles.read more
Pilot and integration of tracking, logbook and market traceability tools for co-management of the small-scale fisheries sector in Seychelles.
This proposal aims to address several important needs identified by the fishers and their association in order to implement co-management using data-driven tools and Satellite and Information Communication Technologies.read more
Addressing a gap in the blue economy entrepreneurship ecosystem, TGMI’s accelerator programme helps entrepreneurs move to the next level.read more
A nine-month Seychelles Marine Scholarship Programme aimed at young Seychellois (18-25 years) to increase knowledge of the marine environment.read more
Allen documents the threats to mangrove forests and how the local community at Anse Boileau can give them a surviving chance.read more
Mapping coral population connectivity and ocean currents to inform management & policy of the coral reef system in Seychelles.
How connected are our corals? SIF investigates the coral connectivity between Aldabra and other nearby reefs.read more
River mapping and monitoring and mangrove habitat mapping project for the sustainable development of Praslin island.
River and mangrove mapping on Praslin helps to inform decision-making.read more
Shahiid’s business idea of connecting fishers and consumers to reduce wastage requires further research to understand the behaviour of fishers and consumers as a necessary building block to develop his business.read more
First use of satellite telemetry on small pelagic and abundant seabirds (juvenile Sooty Terns) to define potential Marine Protected Areas through identification of foraging areas used during the gaining of independence from their parents
Discover where fledgeling juveniles fly to before returning to breed on Bird Island.read more
Marine Biodiversity baseline assessment around Fregate Island, the eastern most Seychelles ‘Inner’ granitic island
Development of first baseline data of the marine environment of Fregate island through a long-term marine monitoring programme.read more
Abundance, habitat selection and movements at sea of the Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) as informative tools for conservation within the Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan
The research seeks to determine population size estimates, the geographical distribution of the Red-footed Booby (RFB) in Seychelles, and to identify the foraging areas exploited by this species and its habitat selection at sea around Farquhar.read more
Spatial ecology and response to catch-and-release of recreationally targeted fish species on St. François and Alphonse Atolls: Implications for conservation and management.
With ICS’ cutting-edge research, whether catch-and-release is really as harmless as we think it is with the tracking and monitoring of the response of the Giant Trevally to catch-and-release.read more
Piloting voluntary fisheries zone closure on Praslin Island for the benefit of the marine environment and fisher folks
An association of small-scale fishers on Praslin pilots a voluntary trap fishery closure in the bay of Baie Ste. Anne for a period of 6 months for increased safety and revenue during the South-East monsoon.read more
Marine macrophytes: patterns of biodiversity across the geography and depths of the benthos in the outer islands of Seychelles.
Dr Jeanne A. Mortimer finds seagrass at all depths of the ocean – at the surface, on the meadows and the very depths of the seafloor raising questions about their carbon potentials.read more
Investigating the marine predator community around Aldabra to assess connectivity between shallow and deep-sea ecosystems and the effectiveness of the Aldabra marine zonation strategy
Jennifer investigates the marine predator community around Aldabra, from groupers to sharks and finding a six-gill shark at the depths of Aldabra’s waters.read more
SYAH-Seychelles encourages young people to opt for a career in the Blue Economy with a revolutionary approach to career guidance through an internship programme that has broadened the horizons of more than 110 youth.read more
Blue Education: The key to equipping the youth of Seychelles with knowledge, skills and understanding to become engaged, productive and successful in investing in Seychelles Blue Future
Nathalie, a young teacher, simplifies the Blue Economy concept for secondary school students to get a better grasp of the term and understand the opportunities available to them.read more
S4S increases accessibility by making the Citizens’ Guide to Climate Change available in the Seychellois’ mother tongue – Creole.read more
John undertakes the first baseline assessment and valuation of the parrotfish fishery.read more
Blue Economy Entrepreneurs -Creating smart, sustainable and shared prosperity through entrepreneurship ecosystem assessment and training
Through various research collection methods, Eco-Sol Consulting identifies the barriers in the blue economy entrepreneurship ecosystem hindering the growth of ‘blue businesses.’read more
Assessing the effectiveness of Curieuse Marine National Park in the protection of the critical early life stages of sicklefin lemon sharks (Negaprionacutidens)
Through acoustic tracking, an improved understanding of spatial movements and habitat preferences of critical life stages to enhance knowledge of lemon shark ecology.read more
Currents of Change: Empowering and educating in the Seychelles by investigating marine plastic pathways, composition, and recyclability alongside the removal of marine plastic pollution from the iconic world heritage site Aldabra Atoll
12 youth from Seychelles and the University of Oxford meet on Aldabra and successfully remove 25 tonnes of waste from this UNESCO World Heritage Site.read more
Local fishers partner with a non-governmental organisation to confirm whether their anecdotal concerns are in fact, correct through systematic data collection on 13 ‘species of local concern.’read more
John has developed a nationanl fish identification database and website to support research, management and education and awareness.read more
Science based restoration of commercially important spiny lobster habitats to help develop a sustainable fishery
MCSS’ project seeks to gain a better understanding of the spiny lobster with the intention of improving the management of this commercially important fishery.read more
Karine’s PHD thesis seeks to improve our of socio-economic knowledge on the artisanal fishery to subsequently inform fisheries management and policies. Her fieldwork is funded by SeyCCAT.read more
Sustainable Development Goals
We have collated information on past and current projects in Seychelles to aid applicants in the design of proposals. We will use these datasets to ensure we do not duplicate past or ongoing projects.
Environment and conservation Projects
Please inspect the database of past and current environmental and conservation projects in Seychelles to ensure your proposal is not duplicating past or current efforts.
Please inspect the database of past and current fisheries projects in Seychelles (as carried out by the Seychelles Fishing Authority) to ensure your proposal is not duplicating past or current efforts.