Sudan Expedition 2006

Sudan Expedition 2006

In July 2006 25+ researchers, scientists and Red Sea professionals embarked on two main ships, The MSY Elegante and The MSY San Marco, departing from Port Sudan for a three weeks 'cataloging' Expedition reviewing the M.P.A's of The Sudan. This expedition was organized and financed by the following entities: AFP - African Parks Foundation under the leadership of the late Mr. Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, The Cousteau Society, The Sudanese Ministries of The Red Sea, Tourism, and wildlife and fisheries, and OCEANROAMERS who provided logistical, managerial and operational support.

It was a very demanding but an equally successful expedition, and although a 100 dives a day were made during the entire duration, in one of the world's most remote locations. Nothing major happened with regards to safety.

The expedition yielded 1800+ pictures and an hour of video material, including the short TV Documentary for the Dutch Programmer - Twee Vandaag.

I will elaborate more on our time in Sudan soon, and what I witnessed there in the Red Sea wilderness, and the wildlife and people that live there; on our blog soon.

PROJECT SCOPE: Management, logistics, dive safety and marine/area consulting
DURATION: Including preparations 3 months

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