Future Earth Coasts in partnership with a large range of local, regional, and international organisations, are organising The Ocean Acidification-Senegal Conference (OA-Senegal) training and networking workshop in Dakar, Senegal
OA-Senegal will build upon existing ocean acidification research across Africa. To achieve this, two pathways have been identified to help build local, national, and regional capacity to measure and study ocean acidification as well as advance discussions around the operationalisation of the Africa Network for Ocean Acidification Science (“OA-AFRICA”). OA-AFRICA was launched by the IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) in Cape Town in November 2015.
OA-Senegal is specifically designed to promote (1) capacity building, (2) regional and inter-regional networking, and (3) collaboration and data sharing and will contribute towards effective monitoring of ocean acidification.
Our Pathways to Success: A two-step approach
Training: Aims to provide a theoretical and practical training in the field of ocean acidification. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in practical demonstrations of instrumentation for ocean acidification monitoring and experiments
Networking: Aims to provide space for knowledge exchange between OA scientists across Africa and to build on the newly launched OA-Africa Network. Participants will help identify future needs, collaboration opportunities, and potential funding avenues to maintain and expand OA research throughout Africa
Find out more on the conference homepage