The publication on “Case studies on climate change and African coastal fisheries: a vulnerability analysis and recommendations for adaptation options,” is out. The publication was edited by Jim Anderson and Timothy Andrew and produced by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)–FAO Fish Programme (NFFP) Component C (FMM/GLO/003/MUL)…

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The creatures of the Southern Ocean just got a lot more space to roam freely. On Thursday, 24 countries and the European Union agreed to set aside a 600,000-square-mile swath of ocean — roughly twice the size of Texas —  off the coast of Antarctica as a marine…

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In harbors and ports around the world, tide gauges bob up and down with the sea, recording its height over time. In some places, these instruments—through various iterations—have been recording continuously since 1700. Originally installed to help fishing and merchant vessels plan when to enter and leave harbors,…

Read more: Biased Tide Gauges Mean We’ve Been Systematically Underestimating Sea Level Rise

African Heads of State adopt the African Maritime Security, safety and Development Charter

IOCAFRICA Technical Secretary, IOC Executive Secretary and former IOC Vice Chair during an exhibition at the Lome summit

The African Heads of State, adopted the African Charter on Maritime Security, safety and Development (Lome Charter)…

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Applications for the training course on Oceanographic Data Management (Fundamentos da Gestão de Dados Oceanográficos) is now open at: Click Here To View

The training will be hosted by the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique and will be in Portuguese.

Details of the course are available at: Click Here To View

Deadline for applications is 30 November 2016.

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A new study found that the Indian Ocean's Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which have important implications for global climate change, suggest that intensifying winds in the region may be increasing the turbulence of the current, rather than increasing its flow rate.


Read more: Major ocean current is widening as climate warms