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.
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.
A GMES & Africa and Copernicus Marine Earth Observation Training Course, aimed at supporting marine and coastal applications, took place between the 28th of September and the 16th of October 2020.