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ASCLME Regional Alliance Cruise 2012

The UNDP GEF Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) project have over a period of three and half years (2008 - 2011) completed 21 research cruises in a growing cooperation with DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – South Africa), ACEP (African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme), NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), NIOZ (Royal Netherlands Marine Research Institute), DEA (Department of Environmental Affairs – South Africa), SAEON (South African Environmental Observation Network) and more recently with IRD and Ifremer of France. These research cruises have identified a baseline that defines the ecosystems in the western Indian Ocean. However, the fundamental purpose and objective of this work was to create such a baseline so that long-term monitoring and observation programmes could then be set up to act as an early warning system to any changes and variability in this baseline.

Programme for the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems: Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project (ASCLME)

26 Feb 2013


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