Oceanography and Natural Disasters Management:

An initiative of the GMES and Africa Programme and GOOS Africa (Unesco), with the logistical support of Curat, African experts in Oceanography and Earth Observation met at the scientific pole of the Félix Houphouët Boigny University of Abidjan (UFHB)

Sierra Leone River Estuary (c) ESA

Experts met for three days to reflect on what mechanisms to adopt for reducing greenhouse gases, water pollution, overfishing and coastal degradation, making oceanography "operational" and revitalizing GOOS Africa.

Translated from a post written by Jean Kelly Kouassi, More...

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Afrique Sur 7,
Afrique Sur 7 is a reference website about news of French-speaking Africa and particularly the Ivory Coast. It offers political, social, economic, sports and cultural information.
FratMat.info, https://www.fratmat.info/article/200461/%C3%89conomie/surveillance-maritime-et-prevention-de-catastrophes--des-experts-reflechissent-aux-solutions

GOOS is a programme executed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UNESCO, but its success relies on the coordinated contributions of several people and organizations worldwide. More...

GOOS Africa
Under GOOS regional alliances, GOOS Africa is administered through the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States. Sub-Commission officers are defacto officers of GOOS Africa, and represent the African Member States in their relations with the GOOS Regional Alliances.

CURAT (University Centre for Research and Application in Remote Sensing) is the first African Centre for Research and Training in Geomatics. CURAT's courses are either face-to-face or distance learning (FOAD).