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SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITIONS
& REPORTS

To kick off the Blue Azores program, two scientific expeditions were carried out in the Azores. The first took place in 2016 and evaluated the state of the marine ecosystems in the eastern group of islands. The second, in 2018, provided an overview of coastal, open ocean and deep-sea ecosystems in the central and

western areas of the archipelago.

In addition to other ongoing scientific studies done over the last decades in the Azores, the scientific reports on the health status of these marine ecosystems from these two expeditions will provide an important scientific basis to support the process of defining and establishing these new Azorean marine protected areas.

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48 RESEARCHERS

112 PARTICIPANTS

>950 DIVES & DIVING HOURS

1,481 KM COVERED

182 SAMPLING SPOTS

21,469 KM² OF SEABED MAPPED

60 HOURS OF SEA EXPLORATION WITH THE ROV "LUSO" ON 13 DIVES

737 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE OPEN EXPLORER CLASSROOM FROM 8 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

DISCOVERY OF THE NEW HYDROTHERMAL FIELD, "LUSO"

2016

2016

2016
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Waitt Expedition in the Azores with the Oceano Azul Foundation

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Azores Expedition 2016 | Oceano Azul Foundation

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