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Oceanographic Data Mapping
 

The collection of oceanographic data not only enables us to understand the ocean and the climate system but also helps us make the proper decisions for sustainable development and management of ocean resources. This is especially crucial for Small Island Developing States, including the Republic of Mauritius that rely heavily on their ocean resources themselves threatened by changes in climate and ocean conditions. Similarly, the development of sustainable ocean-related business activities including a mari-culture industry, which is a growing sector in many developing countries, also requires a good understanding of the ocean.

Following the Budget Speech 2016-2017, the Government has reiterated its strong intent of making the Ocean, a pillar of its Economy and has tasked the MOI with the responsibility of fully characterising the aquaculture sites around mainland Mauritius. MOI has therefore re-aligned its Strategic Plan with the Government Vision, and its prime focus is now on the characterization of coastal and open waters of the Mauritian EEZ.

After its establishment in 2000 and through the various projects initiated since, the MOI has been generating large amounts of oceanographic data. These data include physical, biological and chemical measurements derived from in situ oceanographic observations. The parameters include: temperature, conductivity, salinity, pH, turbidity, current/sea surface current pattern, water density and pressure, wave and tide, bathymetry, beach topography/relative elevation, total dissolved solids, cations / anions, 222Radon concentration, nutrient concentrations, heavy metals, fluorescence, genetic information on selected marine organisms (DNA), information on sponges, etc.

The map below is a visual representation of the data available at different sites in Mauritius. By clicking on a site (), the list of accessible parameters is displayed.

 

Request for data should be addressed to the Director of the Mauritius Oceanography Institute.

 
Oceanographic data around the Island of Mauritius
 
The information on this map was derived from digital processing using GIS. The Mauritius Oceanography Institute assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information provided regardless of the cause of such or for any decision made, action taken, or action not taken by the user in reliance upon any maps or information provided herein. This Chart has been produced by the Mauritius Oceanography Institute and it is not intended for any other purpose other than providing information on oceanographic data around the island of Mauritius. Maps are intellectual property of the Mauritius Oceanography Institute covered by the Republic of Mauritius copyright laws.
X
Port Louis

Parameters Period No. of stations
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Baie du Tombeau

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Jun 2014 >
12
Bathymetry 2011
-
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
pH Jun 2014 >
12
Salinity Jun 2014 >
12
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Jun 2014 >
12
X
Balaclava

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2009
-
X
Pointe aux Piments

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Trou aux Biches

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Oct 2013 >
240
Bathymetry 2009
-
Cations/Anions Oct 2013 >
240
Heavy metals Oct 2013 >
240
Nutrient concentration Oct 2013 >
240
pH Oct 2013 >
240
Salinity Oct 2013 >
240
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Sponge 2010
-
Temperature Oct 2013 >
240
X
Mon Choisy

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry 2009
-
Beach topography / relative elevation 2012-2013
-
X
Grand Bay

Parameters Period No. of stations
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Pereybčre

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Jan 2014 >
12
pH Jan 2014 >
12
Salinity Jan 2014 >
12
Temperature Jan 2014 >
12
X
Cap Malheureux

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry 2011
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Coin de Mire

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Calodyne

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Jan 2014 >
12
pH Jan 2014 >
12
Salinity Jan 2014 >
12
Temperature Jan 2014 >
12
X
Grand Gaube

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Jan 2014 >
12
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
pH Jan 2014 >
12
Salinity Jan 2014 >
12
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Jan 2014 >
12
X
Melville

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Poudre d'Or

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry 2009
-
Sponge 2009
-
X
Pointe Lascars

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Roche Noires

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Wave Direction, Wave Height, Wave Period 2012-2015
1
X
Poste de Flacq

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Belle Mare

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry 2008
-
Beach topography / relative elevation 2012-2013
-
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Sea surface current pattern 2012-2013
-
Sponge 2009
-
X
Palmar

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry 2009
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Trou d'Eau Douce

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Aug 2015 >
24
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
pH Aug 2015 >
24
Salinity Aug 2015 >
24
Sponge 2010
-
Temperature Aug 2015 >
24
X
Ile aux Cerfs

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2006
-
X
Pointe aux feuilles

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry Apr 2016
-
Conductivity Apr 2016
-
Current Apr 2016
-
Density Apr 2016
-
Fluoresence Apr 2016
-
pH 2012-2014
1
Pressure Apr 2016
-
Salinity 2012-2014
1
TDS 2012-2014
1
Temperature 2012-2014, Apr 2016
1
Tide Apr 2016
-
Turbidity Apr 2016
-

Grand Sable

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Nov 2014 >
12
pH Nov 2014 >
12
Salinity Nov 2014 >
12
Temperature Nov 2014 >
12
X
Pointe du Diable

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Dec 2014 >
12
Bathymetry May 2016
-
Conductivity May 2016
-
Current May 2016
-
Density May 2016
-
Fluoresence May 2016
-
pH Dec 2014 >
12
Pressure May 2016
-
Salinity Dec 2014 >
12
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Dec 2014 >
12
Tide May 2016
-
Turbidity May 2016
-
X
Bambous Virieux

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry May 2016
-
Conductivity May 2016
-
Current May 2016
-
Density May 2016
-
Fluoresence May 2016
-
Pressure May 2016
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature May 2016
-
Tide May 2016
-
Turbidity May 2016
-
X
Bois des Amourettes

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry May 2016
-
Conductivity May 2016
-
Current May 2016
-
Density May 2016
-
Fluoresence May 2016
-
Pressure May 2016
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature May 2016
-
Tide May 2016
-
Turbidity May 2016
-
X
Vieux Grand Port

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Feb 2015 >
12
Bathymetry May 2016
-
Conductivity May 2016
-
Current May 2016
-
Density May 2016
-
Fluoresence May 2016
-
pH Feb 2015 >
12
Pressure May 2016
-
Salinity Feb 2015 >
12
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Feb 2015 >
12
Tide May 2016
-
Turbidity May 2016
-
X
Mahebourg

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Nov 2013 >
24
Bathymetry 2013, Jun 2016
-
Conductivity Jun 2016
-
Current Jun 2016
-
Density Jun 2016
-
Fluoresence Jun 2016
-
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
pH Nov 2013 >
24
Pressure Jun 2016
-
Salinity Nov 2013 >
24
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Nov 2013 >
24
Tide Jun 2016
-
Turbidity Jun 2016
-
X
Blue Bay

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry 2010
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Le Bouchon

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Jan 2014 >
12
pH Jan 2014 >
12
Salinity Jan 2014 >
12
Temperature Jan 2014 >
12
X
St Felix

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Nov 2014 >
12
Beach topography / relative elevation 2012-2014
-
pH Nov 2014 >
12
Salinity Nov 2014 >
12
Temperature Nov 2014 >
12
X
Ilot Sancho

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration May 2015 >
12
pH May 2015 >
12
Salinity May 2015 >
12
Temperature May 2015 >
12
X
Bel Ombre

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
X
Baie du Cap

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
La Prairie

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Jan 2014 >
12
pH Jan 2014 >
12
Salinity Jan 2014 >
12
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Temperature Jan 2014 >
12
X
Le Morne

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Dec 2013 >
24
Bathymetry 2012
-
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
pH Dec 2013 >
24
Salinity Dec 2013 >
24
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Dec 2013 >
24
X
Ile aux Benitiers

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Case Noyale

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Jul 2014 >
60
pH Jul 2014 >
60
Salinity Jul 2014 >
60
Temperature Jul 2014 >
60
X
Black River

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Feb 2015 >
12
Bathymetry 2012
-
pH Feb 2015 >
12
Salinity Feb 2015 >
12
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Feb 2015 >
12
X
La Preneuse

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry 2010
-
X
Tamarin

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Aug 2014 >
24
Bathymetry 2010
-
Conductivity Apr 2014 (1 month)
-
Current Apr 2014 (1 month)
-
Density Apr 2014 (1 month)
-
Fluoresence Apr 2014 (1 month)
-
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
pH Aug 2014 >
24
Pressure Apr 2014 (1 month)
-
Salinity Aug 2014 >
24
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Apr 2014 (1 month), Aug 2014 >
24
Tide Apr 2014 (1 month)
-
Turbidity Apr 2014 (1 month)
-
X
Flic en Flac

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Feb 2014 >
72
Bathymetry 2007
-
Beach topography / relative elevation 2012-2014
-
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
pH Feb 2014 >
72
Salinity Feb 2014 >
72
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Sea surface current pattern 2012-2014
-
Sponge 2005-2012
-
Temperature Feb 2014 >
72
X
Albion

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration Jan 2014 >
48
Bathymetry 2011
-
Market Fish: Morphometric/DNA 2010-2013
-
pH Jan 2014 >
48
Salinity Jan 2014 >
48
Sea cucumber: Morphometric/DNA 2013
-
Sea surface current pattern 2013
-
Sponge 2010
-
Temperature Jan 2014 >
48
X
Pointe aux Sables

Parameters Period No. of stations
Sponge 2005-2012
-
X
Sable Noir

Parameters Period No. of stations
222Radon concentration May 2014 >
12
pH May 2014 >
12
Salinity May 2014 >
12
Temperature May 2014 >
12
X
Trou aux Biches (Offshore)

Parameters Period No. of stations
Bathymetry Oct 2016
45
Conductivity Oct 2016
45
Fluorecence Oct 2016
45
Salinity Oct 2016
45
Temperature Oct 2016
45
 
       
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Port Louis Baie du Tombeau:Click to view available parameters Balaclava:Click to view available parameters Pointe aux Piments:Click to view available parameters Trou aux Biches:Click to view available parameters Mon Choisy:Click to view available parameters Grand Bay:Click to view available parameters Pereybčre:Click to view available parameters Cap Malheureux:Click to view available parameters Coin de Mire:Click to view available parameters Calodyne:Click to view available parameters Grand Gaube:Click to view available parameters Melville:Click to view available parameters Poudre d'or:Click to view available parameters Pointe Lascars:Click to view available parameters Roche Noires:Click to view available parameters Poste de Flacq:Click to view available parameters Belle Mare:Click to view available parameters Palmar:Click to view available parameters Trou d'Eau Douce:Click to view available parameters Ile aux Cerfs:Click to view available parameters Pointe aux Feuilles/Grand Sable:Click to view available parameters Pointe du Diable:Click to view available parameters Bambous Virieux:Click to view available parameters Bois des Amourettes:Click to view available parameters Vieux Grand Port:Click to view available parameters Mahebourg:Click to view available parameters Blue Bay:Click to view available parameters Le Bouchon:Click to view available parameters St Felix:Click to view available parameters Ilot Sancho:Click to view available parameters Bel Ombre:Click to view available parameters Baie du Cap:Click to view available parameters La Prairie:Click to view available parameters Le Morne:Click to view available parameters Ile aux Benitiers:Click to view available parameters Case Noyale:Click to view available parameters Black River:Click to view available parameters La Preneuse:Click to view available parameters Tamarin:Click to view available parameters Flic en Flac:Click to view available parameters Albion:Click to view available parameters Pointe aux Sables:Click to view available parameters Sable Noir:Click to view available parameters Trou Aux Biches (Offshore):Click to view available parameters