Marine and Environmental Research in the Maldives

About Us

The Small Island Research Group (SIRG) was established in 2016 to broaden the scope of environmental research. SIRG is made up of a group of experts including marine scientists, environmental planners, fisheries management experts, financial experts, coastal engineers, experienced surveyors, citizen scientists etc. who are contributing themselves to focus on environmental matters that concern the small island nations, specifically the Maldives.

Small Island Research Group and Centre Maldives

Research Centre

With the focus of increasing the research being conducted in the Maldives and inviting international researchers to the Maldives, Small Island Research Centre (SIRC) was opened in the island of Fares-Maathoda in Gaaf-Dhaal Atoll.  


Encourage environmental research including research works related to global warming and climate change issues facing the communities of Small Island Developing States like the Maldives.

Facilitate the researchers, both Maldivians and international to undertake research in the Maldives.

Increase the research effort in the Maldives and raise the international profile of research emanating from the Maldives

Contact Us


Small Island Research Centre
Fares-Maathoda, Gaaf-Dhaal Atoll

Delivery Address

Land and Marine Environment Resource Group Pvt Ltd
H. Azum, 4th Floor
Ameenee Magu
Tel.: (960) 3305049


The Small Island Lodge has 7 Deluxe Double rooms. All rooms are furnished with twin beds and attached bathrooms. Bathrooms are provided with shower amenities, bath and face towels. The rooms are spacious enough to accommodate an additional single bed. All rooms are fully Air Conditioned letting you escape the glorious equatorial sun from time to time. Wi-fi is provided throughout the property.

The facilities provided for the students include a wet lab to work on your samples, a lecture room, 3 dedicated islands for research, a refectory for meals and other services such as packed meals for field time, transport to sites and assistance with gear as well as getting the necessary permits and visas.