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GMES AND AFRICA MARINE
AND COASTAL OPERATIONS
The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) and Africa Marine and Coastal Operations for Southern Africa (MarCOSIO) project, aims to maintain, further develop and provide a sustainable platform for local, institutional, human and technical capabilities across Southern African countries.
This will be achieved through the development of regionally-optimised satellite observations and model-based forecast services focused on sustainable socio-economic development for the South and East African marine and coastal domains.
MarCOSIO is funded through the GMES and Africa programme and forms part of its Marine and Coastal Operations thematic area.
The MarCOSIO project is strongly aligned to the South African National Oceans and Coastal Information Management System (OCIMS). OCIMS has consolidated South African observational and forecasting expertise through the development of a range of services that are very similar in scope to those proposed for GMES and Africa.
A key value proposition of OCIMS is the powerful, scalable service development methodology; this identifies archetypal users, beneficiaries, policies, usage scenarios, as well as functional requirements.
The GMES and Africa MarCOSIO project provides new co-designed decision-making services to promote sustainable management of marine resources, improve marine governance and stimulate the growth of the blue economy in the South and East African regions.
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A Joint Support Programme of the African Union Commission and the European Commission.
MarCOSIO PARTNER CONSORTIUM
- Fisheries support
- Aquaculture support
- Ship traffic monitoring
- Safety at sea
- Water quality monitoring
- Coral bleaching monitoring