Let’s support our ocean; our future | Africa Say of Seas and Oceans & 2 Day Symposium
On July 25, 2017, Africa celebrated the African Day of Seas and Oceans under the theme, ‘Harnessing the Blue Economy in Achieving the African Union Agenda 2063,’ and launched the 2015-2025 Decade of African Seas and Oceans.
The celebration of Africa Day of Seas and Oceans is one of the recommendations of the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (AIMS). The 2050 AIM Strategy provides a broad framework for the protection and sustainable exploitation of Seas and Oceans of Africa. Protecting the ocean is everyone business – and so the responsibility of every African.
“It is the biggest ecosystem containing 96% of the living space on Earth and covering 71% of the Earth surface. Its marine resources face the danger of global warming, ocean acidification, de-oxygenation, marine plastic pollution and more,” says the Abidjan Convention.
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OA AFRICA NETWORK is composed by scientists interested in conducting research on ocean acidification monitoring and observation in Africa and they are part of the wider Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network GOA-ON
Monrovia | Liberia | 14 & 15 September 2017 | Two-day symposium with the theme: “Encouraging Solutions to Marine Environmental Degradation and Sustainable Resource Management”.
The Abidjan Convention of the United Nations Environment Program, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Honorable Anyaa Vohiri, and Liberia Maritime Authority invite the public and relevant stakeholders in the Maritime Domain in Liberia to a two-day symposium on 14-15 September 2017. Co-host, Professor Patrizia Ziveri, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autónoma Barcelona was one of the panel members to celebrate Africa Day of Seas and Oceans in Liberia this year.
The symposium will be a collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the maritime domain. For further information, please contact the Organizing Chairman, Sheck Sherif, of the Liberia Maritime Training Institute and Queen’s University Belfast at email@example.com .