The Association originated as an expression of commitment of a few to make available scientific knowledge and experience and contribute to the sustainable development of the Republic of Mauritius and improve the well being of the people.
These are embodied in its vision, mission and objectives. Its partnership extents to Government, NGOs, academia, parastatal bodies and private sector [Read more]
Sandwatch is an educational programme on coastal protection. In Mauritius, ADD is implementing the programme in Schools in various parts of the island. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and Currimjee Foundation. The international backstopping is provided by Sandwatch Foundation and UNESCO
Q: Why the cyclones seem to shy away from us in spite of global warming?
A: In the absence of detailed study over the region, several reasons could be invoked. With global warming we would expect more favourable conditions for cyclone to form. But we see short-lived though intense cyclones in our region. The other favourable conditions for cyclone formation are not aligned. The sea in our vicinity is cooler