MarCOSouth – Updated Site

The Marine and Coastal Operations for Southern Africa (MarCOSouth) website has gone live with a good deal of new features.  These new features were developed to make the website more user friendly and dynamic with news and events to be updated on a daily basis.

These new features include the following:

Training: The new Training link contains a number of subsections and headings. The Earth Observation section contains recordings of all earth observation training courses that was presented by the MarCOSouth team in collaboration with EUMETSat.

The Training link also contains links to user training and guidance on the various services and applications that MarCOSouth offers.  These include Ship Traffic Monitoring, Sea Rescue, Aquaculture support, ABALOBI, Coral Bleaching and Water Quality.

Resources: The Resources link contains a list of URL’s to software that is used in the MarCOSouth Earth Observation training course to process earth observation data as received from the Copernicus programme.

 

Statistics: The statistics page contains a list of performance measures that the MarCOSouth project has achieved through its activities in accordance with the GMES and Africa’s programmes’ four pillars.

 

Blog: An exciting new addition to the MarCOSouth website is the blog pages that will update all stakeholders and partners on the new activities and developments related to the projects and its partners.

 

Events: The events page will contain a list of all planned MarCOSouth events with dates and attendance instructions.

The services pages and applications are all linked now.

  • Marine and Maritime
    • Sea Rescue application is accessible but requires a login for users to use the full functionality
    • Ship Traffic Monitoring is accessible but requires a login for users to use the full functionality
  • Coastal Services
    • The updated Water Quality application is available
    • The newly launched Coral Bleaching is available
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Service
    • Aquaculture support application is available
    • The Fisheries application is a local mobile application that is used by local fishermen. For more information on this please follow the link on the website.

Full demonstration videos of these services are available on the training link.

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