Madagascar has created in 2013 a new Oceanographic Research station on its south east coast. To fill the gap in this hidden part of the island, in terms of biological, marine environment and fisheries information, both nationally for Madagascar and for the border Western Indian Region, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research create a new oceanographic research station in the south east.

Read more: The new Oceanographic Research Center in South East Madagascar – one year later

Dear followers, we are inviting you to submit an article to the ODINAFRICA newsletter WINDOW. Contributions should not exceed the word limit of 750 words. Deadline for submissions is 10 April 2015.

Read more: Call for Contributions - ODINAFRICA Newsletter April 2015

Accidents with artisanal fisherman are common along the cost of Mozambique, despite the availability of the forecast information that would be combined with the traditional knowledge of the fisherman on sea state. That led to question the effectiveness of the weather forecast and of the forecast information dissemination for localized needs as for artisanal fishermen.

Read more: From our Network: Weather Forecast for Artisanal Fisheries at Zalala Beach, Mozambique

Depuis plusieurs années, nous constatons des échouages permanents sur les plages et le comportement des populations riveraines vis-à-vis de ces espèces a considérablement changé. Une action sous-régionale soutenue doit être mis en œuvre parce que ce sont des espèces partagées entre plusieurs pays. Plusieurs observations ont été faites lors des différentes campagnes océanographiques. La fréquence des apparitions voire échouages ces dernières années doit attirer notre attention afin que nous suivions de plus près les cétacés en sensibilisant la population riveraine sur leur protection.

Read more: Depuis notre réseau: Les cétacés en danger dans le Golfe de Guinée: échouage ou capture au Bénin

Upwelling is an oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, replacing the warmer, and more often than not, nutrient-depleted surface water. 

Read more: From our network: The Importance of Upwelling in Fish Production in the Ghanaian Coastal Waters

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