The African Oceans and Coasts

Coastal and marine resources provide the basis for a substantial proportion of economic and social activities in Africa. These include fishing, tourism, offshore mining (including oil and gas), navigation and other industries. Africa, like the rest of the world is experiencing a steady migration of populations to the coastal areas, in search of improved livelihoods and economic opportunities. This has led to intense competition for the use of coastal areas and resources by different sectors of the society. Science-based approaches to sustainable management will ensure equitable solutions.

We welcome you to peruse the chapters of the book below:

ODINAFRICA partners published the book "The African Oceans and Coasts" to mark the end of the third phase of the project. The book provides an overview of the achievements of the ODINAFRICA-III project implemented between 2004 and 2008, a project that has laid the foundations for ODINAFRICA-IV, the fourth and final phase of this Pan-African undertaking.
1 Introduction
2 Where is the Data? Development of National Oceanographic Data Centres in Africa - Desiderius C.P. Masalu
3 African Marine Atlas - Lucy Scott and Murray Brown
4 Is the sea level changing? - Angora Aman and Charles Magori
5 Sources of Marine Information for Research and Management - Arame Ndiaye Keita
6 Ocean Data Applications: Examples from Africa - A. K. Armah
7 The Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa - (includes information on activities in the participating countries)
7.1 Benin - Roger Djiman and Zacharie Sohou
7.2 Cameroon - Jean Folack
7.3 Congo - Lucien Maloueki
7.4 Cote d'Ivoire - Yacouba Sankare
7.5 Egypt - Ahmed El Nemr and Azza Khaled
7.6 Gabon - François Edgard Faure and Carine Moussounda
7.7 Ghana - Hawa Bint Yaqub
7.8 Guinea - Satigui Diakité
7.9 Kenya - Harrison Ong'anda, Nina Wambiji and Mika Odido
7.10 Madagascar - John Bemiasa
7.11 Mauritania - Mohamed Ould Mahfoudh and Assane Fall
7.12 Mozambique - Clousa Maueua
7.13 Namibia - Anja Kreiner, Deon Louw
7.14 Nigeria - Larry Awosika and Regina Folorunsho
7.15 Senegal - Arame Keita and Anis Diallo
7.16 Seychelles - Calvin Gerry
7.17 Tanzania - Edna A. Nyika
7.18 Togo - Adoté Blim Blivi, Koko Houédakor, Okoè Kouévi-Akue, Pessiézoum Adjoussi, and Dangnisso Bawa
7.19 Tunisia - Malika Bel Hasse
supported by the Government of Flanders, Belgium
  Marine Atlas
  African Repository of Marine Related Publications
  Sea Level Network
  Register of Marine Species
  IOC Sub-Commission for Africa & Adjacent Island States
  Marine Publications
  Sea level data facility
  Mauritius marine organisms database
  Ocean Teacher
  Ocean Data Portal
  Southern African Data Centre for Oceanography
  African Large Marine Eco-Systems