Action for Sustainable Ocean Acidification Research (ASOAR)

Overview Scientific rationale, societal benefits and policy relevance Changes in carbonate chemistry, termed ‘Ocean Acidification’ (OA), and the biological impacts this causes, don’t occur uniformly, but instead vary regionally across a range of spatial scales. The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) highlighted this and identified a pressing need for targeted regional monitoring strategies that …

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CEODOS Chile: A consortium for surveying the coastal ocean in the eastern South Pacific

Overview The CEODOS program (co-coordinated by the COPAS center) is a new chilean initiative that will follow the present and future status of the biological pump along the entire coast of Chile every 5 years. There is a global agreement in the scientific community that the combination of climate change and human activities has a …

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Gulf of Mexico Oceanographic and Meteorological Observation Group (GMOMOG)

Overview Monitoring is key to numerical modelling efforts for predicting hurricanes and frontal systems, assessing and sustaining ecosystem health and function, managing marine resources, optimising restoration efforts and assessing anthropogenic impacts from climate change, eutrophication, loss of biodiversity, deoxygenation, acidification, overfishing and sea level rise. However, when in situ monitoring efforts are examined at a basin or …

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SEAGRASS – South East Asia project for General Regional Awareness of Seagrass by Society

Overview The Straits of Malacca is the second busiest ocean maritime trade route in the world with a passage of over a thousand ships a day transiting its waterways. Naturally, this brings with it a lot of environmental pressure and risks to existing natural habitats. However, there are still very special pockets of marine habitats …

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BEACON – Capacity building for Biochemical obsErvation of AnthropogeniC pollutiOn, tropical traNsitional waters

Background & Rationale There is a need to build capacity to monitor human activities (e.g., pollution) on benthic communities and chemical tracers within the biota and sediment in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Guinea. The capacity building will increase access to state-of-the-art sampling methodologies, laboratory processes, and instrumentations useful for expanding the knowledge …

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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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