ODINAFRICA Third Symposium and Exhibition 17 July 2008 Mombasa, Kenya



Third Symposium and Exhibition of the Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa

Thursday, 17 July 2008, Mombasa, Kenya.

“Addressing Challenges of Data Collection and Use for Management of Ocean Resources and Coastal Areas in Africa”

The Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa (ODINAFRICA) in collaboration with the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) are hosting the Third ODINAFRICA Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya on 17 July 2008.

The symposium will be preceded by the 7

th ODINAFRICA Planning and Review workshop (14 – 16 July 2008)

The symposium will bring together experts from Africa to share knowledge and experiences on the challenges of collection and use of data and information for management of ocean resources and coastal areas of Africa.

The overall theme of the workshop are especially on:

(i) Sources of Marine Information for Africa: [Portals, atlases, repositories, catalogues and directories, databases etc).

(ii) Monitoring of ocean resources and coastal areas in Africa. [observing systems, monitoring programmes, etc ].

(iii) Use of Data and Information for Marine Resource Management and Research [for reports and assessments, climate change, marine ecosystem health, marine related hazards, sea state observation and forecasting services, integrated coastal management etc]

Additional Information available from:

Mika Odido IOC of UNESCO, UNESCO Nairobi Office, m.odido@unesco.org

Posted by Arame Ndiaye keita,  ODINAFRICA regional Coordinator for Information Management, Direction des Peches Maritimes , Dakar, Senegal a.keita@odinafrica.net

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