MaRHE Center

Research and High Education

MaRHE Research

About MaRHE

Purpose of the MaRHE Center is to carry out research and teaching activities in the fields of environmental sciences and marine biology, science of tourism and human geography, to teach how to protect this fragile environment and its biodiversity, how to use and manage its resources in a responsible way.


The wide range of research and education programs conducted at the Center reflects the diversity of MaRHE Center’s staff experience and competences. Current programs and ongoing research projects at the MaRHE Center include coral reef research, fisheries and aquaculture research, sharks, marine mammal research, human geography, tourism.

Social Environment

Within the international scenario, the Maldives are a symbol of vulnerability to climate change, at the same time, the discourse on the Maldives’ environmental vulnerability coexists, on the inhabited islands, with a set of critical environmental processes pervading the human ecology of small islands.