Three ship-based visual surveys of the temporal and spatial distribution of marine mammals in the CCLME region were undertaken during the FAO/CCLME fisheries research cruises off the Northwest African in 2012-2013 on board the R/V Fridtjof Nansen using the following methodology:

  1. collection of marine mammal sighting data including…

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The institutions participating in ODINAFRICA have participated in the development of a database of publications about marine and freshwater science in Africa (OceanDocs-Africa). The repository now has more than 2,500 records from Africa. These publications include books, journal articles, technical reports, theses, etc. The African records in the repository can be accessed at OceanDocs - AFRICA

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The contribution of the African institutions to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) was improved considerably through the organization of focused workshops during which experts from ODINAFRICA institutions in Africa developed databases on marine molluscs, sponges, and decapods. The work…

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ODINAFRICA aims at making library materials of the marine science libraries in Africa accessible locally through the creation of a collective catalogue of co-operating institutes’ library holdings. The databases were initially developed using the INMAGIC software. This was later converted to AgriOcean/DSpace and ABCD.The national catalogues were merged…

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The African Coastal and Marine Atlas (www.africanmarineatlas.net) was initiated as a continental-scale online resource of public-domain geospatial data. The project was designed to identify, collect and organize data sets into an atlas of biophysical themes, including: basemaps, geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere and the human and built…

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Document delivery was one of core services at the start of the project. Through a network of document suppliers’ worldwide, the project is able to access documents requested by users. The Limburgs Universitair Centrum (now called University of Hasselt) was the main document supplier and coordinated access to…

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The African network for measurements and monitoring of sea level was expanded and upgraded by installing new tide gauges in Cameroon, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, and Mauritania. The installation of Global Navigations Satellite Systems – GNSS receivers at the sea level stations in Takoradi (Ghana), and Inhambane and…

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Several ODINAFRICA Marine Information Centres are currently input centres for the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) database. These include the:

  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute –KMFRI (Kenya),
  • Centre de Recherches Oceanologiques – CRO (Côte d'Ivoire),
  • Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer - INSTM…

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National data collections were developed. These consisted of ocean station data (from global and local sources), satellite analyses, ocean climatologies, weather climatologies, geology, base mapping, ecology, fisheries. The institutions participating in ODINAFRICA have been provided with a data CD containing data from the IOCEA and IOCWIO regions obtained…

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