The project has been funded by the Prince Claus Fund and Geoth-Institut, Cultural and Artistic responses to environmental change funding 2021

Weaving the Nakaiy Research Team:

    - Ifham Niyaz (Artist / Translators)
    - Dr. Jonathan Cane (Researcher) - Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity
    - Mohamed Ishan Saeed (Architect) - Atollscape
    -Ben Pollock (Designer/Researcher) - Climate Cartographics

Site Design, Graphics & Imagery - Climate Cartographics
Sounding Recordings - Atollscape
Text - Jonathan Cane &  Ifham Niyaz

Photography & Sounding Recordings are from South Huvadhu Atoll trip, 7 to 13 January 2023.

SoundCloud archive of all soundings and interviews

Field Trip Blog - Atollscape

Data sources and references

Weather and Climate Data:
  1. Maldives Meteorological Service, Faresmaathoda Airport Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Daily Records 1994-2022
  2. NOAA GHCN v4
  3. Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Mapping Data
  1. Open Street Map:
  2. Allen Coral Atlas maps, bathymetry and map statistics are © 2018-2022 Allen Coral Atlas Partnership and Arizona State University and licensed CC BY 4.0

Nakaiy Research & Further Reading:

-  The Nakiay Nevi app by Shahee Ilyas

- Maniku, Hassan Ahmed. 1989. Nakaiy. No publisher information.

- Romero-Frias, Xavier. 1999. The Maldive Islanders: A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Nova Ethnographica Indica.

- Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew, and Brent Ryan Bellamy, eds. 2019. An Ecotopian Lexicon. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

- Helmreich, Stefan, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Ilana Friedner. 2017. Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond. Princeton University Press.

-  Atolls of the Maldives: Nissology and Geography’, edited by Stefano Malatesta, Marcella Schmidt Di Friedberg, Shahida Zubair, David Bowen, and Mizna Mohamed.