COLLECT – Citizen Observation of Local Litter in Coastal ECosysTems

POGO project funded by the Richard Lounsbery FoundationJanuary 2021 – September 2022 Goal The goal of this project is to acquire data on marine plastic debris distribution and abundance on the coasts of African countries, by training citizen scientists (secondary school students) and promoting knowledge transfer between local communities, researchers and members of the Partnership …

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ERIKA – Women in Science

Women in Science: ERIKA (Empowerment /Employment of female researchers in Key Assignments Overview Sustainability of marine management and thus marine systems is dependent upon maximum efficiency and use of human resources, ability and associated capacity. Especially in the realm of marine science in the developing world, we currently are not even close to utilizing and …

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BIOTTA (Building CapacIty in Ocean AcidificaTion MoniToring in the Gulf of GuineA)

Building CapacIty in Ocean AcidificaTion MoniToring in the Gulf of GuineA (BIOTTA) Overview The Gulf of Guinea (GoG) is host to many distinct ecosystems, among which is the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem extending from the intense upwelling area of the Guinea Current in the north to the Benguela Current in the south. The GoG region is …

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Oceanographic Data Acquisition GoG

Acquisition of Oceanographic Data for Sustainable Resources Management in the Gulf of Guinea Overview The Gulf of Guinea (GoG) is an important global resource. Ranked among the most productive coastal and offshore waters in the world, the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem is rich in fishery resources, petroleum production and is also an important global …

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POGO Biological Observations Taskforce

Overview The biological, biogeochemical and the marine conservation and biodiversity communities have been impressed by the progress in large-scale physical observation of the ocean as well as smaller scale observations in coastal/nearshore areas. Many new technologies hold promise to extend such time series observations and/or larger scale observations to biological systems that are critical to …

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