The GMES and Africa Marine and Coastal Operations for Southern Africa (MarCoSouth) Project, through the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States and together with Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO), are pilot partners for the Ocean InfoHub Project in the Africa region.
The MarCOSouth project activities are designed to enable the Southern African coastal region to solve and address local, regional and global challenges and to promote sustainable development under the European Union’s Copernicus programme.
This blog will tell you more about our application for monitoring water quality and harmful algal blooms in coastal waters using satellite imagery. It will be answering a few common questions that will hopefully enlighten those who are not familiar with satellite imagery and the advantages it provides.
One of the possible events that might happen due to the closure of the Suez canal is vessels redirecting to travel past Southern Africa. Whether or not this happens will depend on hundreds of shipping specialists furiously throwing numbers at spreadsheets. This isn’t like when you see a traffic jam on your way to work and decide to quickly dart down a side street, redirecting a vessel to a non-optimal route will cost shipping companies massively in fuel costs, delayed shipments, insurance etc etc.
The Marine and Coastal Operations Southern Africa (MarCoSouth) consortium held a virtual Fisheries and Aquaculture services training webinar for its partners and stakeholders on the 20th of October 2020.