IOC Sub Commission

for Africa and the Adjacent Island States - IOCAFRICA

  • Illegal and unregulated fishing in Seychelles impacting environment, economy, official says
  • Can corals survive climate change?
  • Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals
  • Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense
  • Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show
  • How openings in Antarctic sea ice affect worldwide climate
  • We’re Never Going to Solve Plastic Pollution If All We Do Is Clean Up Beaches
  • Hurricane Irma is so strong that it's sucking ocean water away from the coast
  • Uncovering factors that shape sea life 'Island biogeography' helps describe surprising ways marine organisms fill niches and diversify
  • The eco guide to ocean waste
  • Coastal wetlands dramatically reduce property losses during hurricanes
  • New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 world
  • Coral reefs of Mauritius in a changing global climate
  • Are blue whales finding new "microphone channel" to communicate in?
  • Shocking gaps in basic knowledge of deep sea life
  • Global oceanic dead zones persisted for 50,000 years after end-Triassic extinction event
  • Sub-tropical corals vulnerable, new study shows
  • Managing Coastal Pelagics: Kenya’s Ring Net Fishery
  • South Africa: Cape Town Reveals Sites of Proposed New Water Desalination Plants
  • Film: Locally Managed Marine Areas in Africa
  • South Africa: Draft regulations declaring Bettys Bay, Robberg and Goukamma Marine Protected Areas
  • Rising temperatures threaten World Heritage coral reefs, including Seychelles’ Aldabra atoll
  • Scientists Brace for Next Round of Global Coral Bleaching
  • New technique offers clues to measure the deoxygenation of the ocean
  • Tanzania: Sh12 Billion Disbursed for a Dry Port Project in Kigoma
  • Ocean pollution fast becoming a threat to fishing industry
  • 'Visionary' project to save the Belize coast provides valuable framework
  • Eat, Love, Pay
  • Millions of small scale fishers facing economic exclusion
  • Climate change drawing squid, anchovies and tuna into UK waters
  • Effective Maritime Domain Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean
  • Countries with coral reefs must do more on climate change – UNESCO
  • New rules urgently needed to protect our oceans
  • Mexico launches pioneering scheme to insure its coral reef
  • Sea Cucumber
  • Netflix Film 'Chasing Coral' Warns of Grim Future for Imperiled Reefs
  • Assessing Mozambique's exposure to coastal climate hazards and erosion
  • Unpacking Changes in Mangrove Social-Ecological Systems: Lessons from Brazil, Zanzibar and Vietnam
  • Captive Bred, Adult Giant Clams Survive Restoration in the Wild in Seychelles, Indian Ocean
  • Decades of data on world's oceans reveal a troubling oxygen decline
  • Dress for Success: How You Can Help Solve the Plastic Pollution Crisis in Our Ocean
  • Plastics and the curse of durability
  • There’s Probably Plastic in Your Sea Salt
  • Indonesia pledges $1bn a year to curb ocean waste
  • Synthetic clothing and tires could be polluting the oceans in a big way
  • The ocean's trillion dollar blue economy
  • Microplastics in Oceans Outnumber Stars in Our Galaxy by 500 Times
  • Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing
  • Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
  • Sustainability and the Green and Blue Economies
  • The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO releases its corporate brochure
  • UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic
  • Marine Spatial Planning Bill to be Introduced to Parliament
  • In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life
  • Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified
  • Ocean meadows scrub seawater of harmful bacteria
  • The 'Curious' Robots Searching for the Ocean's Secrets
  • New Priority for Ocean Resorts: Restoring Reefs
  • Adrian Grenier and Dell are teaming up to fight ocean plastics
  • Why the discovery of a small piece of continent in the Indian Ocean matters
  • Litter is piling up on the Arctic sea floor
  • Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth’s oceans linked to a warming climate
  • Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria
  • Ocean literacy conference to be held in Malta
  • Land use and land cover data changes in Indian Ocean Islands: Case study of Unguja in Zanzibar Island
  • Climate change and fishing create ‘trap’ for penguins
  • Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral
  • Ocean Agriculture
  • Protecting Marine Protected Areas
  • The United Nations and the Ocean
  • The Western Indian Ocean’s Blue Economy Can Thrive, Here’s How
  • Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves
  • Launch of a training course on Oceanographic Data Management in Maputo 23 Jan 2017
  • Western Indian Ocean valued at US$333.8 billion but at a crossroads
  • Sources, Fate and Effects of microplastics in the marine environment: Part two of a Global Assessment
  • Toward a new data standard for combined marine biological and environmental datasets - expanding OBIS beyond species occurrences
  • Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation
  • Ocean Connections and Innovations
  • NASA develops AI for future exploration of extraterrestrial subsurface oceans
  • Plastic is coming back to haunt us. We must act.
  • Save the Reefs: How to Preserve the Caribbean’s Underwater Landscape
  • Coral reefs off Tanzania’s coast are being destroyed, most beyond repair
  • Learning about social-ecological trade-offs
  • Profitable Coral Reef Fisheries Require Light Fishing
  • Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity
  • Our opportunity to halt the ocean’s decline
  • UK - Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research
  • New US Seafood Rule Shows Global Trade and Conservation Can Work Together
  • Multinationals act on ocean-clogging plastics
  • Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead
  • Causes of seasonal and decadal variability in a tropical seagrass seascape (Reunion Island, south western Indian Ocean)
  • Assessing the small-scale shark fishery of Madagascar through community-based monitoring and knowledge
  • Nine Easy Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean
  • Red Paper Lantern Jelly
  • Warming Oceans Could Boost Dangerous Toxin in Your Shellfish Dinner
  • Politics of the Future Ocean
  • Short-lived greenhouse gases cause centuries of sea-level rise
  • Anglerfish
  • Artisanal fisheries on Kenya’s coral reefs: Decadal trends reveal management needs
  • Day of the seas and oceans in Africa
  • Greenland Ice Melt Could Push Atlantic Circulation to Collapse
  • Health Check: why swimming in the sea is good for you
  • Oceans are warming up, and there should be no controversy about it
  • Obama: The Ocean President
  • Organised crime in the fisheries sector starts to get the attention it deserves
  • Kenya: Government to Set Up an Academy to Train Police on Combating Sea Crime
  • The Indian Ocean Commission Endorses the Handbook On the Blue Economy Published By the ECA
  • The Indian Ocean’s most important marine sites
  • The Ocean is our shamba, Lamu fishermen take up conservation
  • Scientists confirm that warm ocean water is melting the biggest glacier in East Antarctica
  • Artist Benjamin Von Wong using mermaids in plastic to highlight ocean pollution
  • New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millio
  • Mangroves
  • These birds are choking on a plastic ocean
  • Sea Grapes
  • A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance
  • Death from Above: Taking on the Nearly Indestructible Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
  • Will the Next Big Cancer Drug Come From the Ocean?
  • Hope for Healthy Ocean Ecosystems With The Right Incentives
  • 'Dead zone' discovered in the Indian Ocean
  • When the coral disappears, so will they
  • Kenya: Carbon trading propel Kwale village into global arena
  • NASA Decommissions Ocean Wind Monitoring System Aboard ISS.
  • Mozambique: Coastal leatherback turtles reveal conservation hotspot.
  • The Next Four Years: Protecting the Ocean and Coasts in a New Political Landscape.
  • Covering coasts with concrete: Japan looks to Tetrapods to battle elements
  • Tanzania: Fishing Endangers Sharks Off Mafia
  • Africa: As Warming Seas Menace Fish, Communities Seek Ways to Stay Afloat
  • Researchers capture first glimpse of important, abundant ocean microbe
  • How 'Marine Snow' Keeps Ocean Life Healthy
  • Diver Survives Overnight in Indian Ocean
  • How Ocean Farmers Can Change the Planet, an Interview With Green Wave Founder Bren Smith
  • Mombasa's first locally made fishing boat sails out
  • Seychelles' atoll of Aldabra sees decline in humpback whale count; El Niño blamed
  • Why the death of coral reefs could be devastating for millions of humans
  • UNESCO- IOC LEADS IN COP 22 OCEAN ACTION DAY, 23rd Nov, 2016
  • We cannot survive without our oceans. We must act to save them — now, 22nd Nov, 2016
  • Great Barrier Reef authority a 'shell of its former self', says Queensland minister 22nd Nov, 2016
  • Water at England's beaches is cleanest on record 22nd Nov, 2016
  • Species On The Move. November 15th, 2016
  • There's an Enormous Natural Gas Seep Along the West Coast. November 15th, 2016
  • Case Studies on Climate Change and African Coastal Fisheries. November 15th, 2016
  • Biased Tide Gauges Mean We’ve Been Systematically Underestimating Sea Level Rise November 14th, 2016
  • World’s New Marine Protected Area is a Big Climate Win. November 14th, 2016
  • The Lome Charter. 10 Nov 2016
  • Applications for the training course on Oceanographic Data Management. 10 Nov 2016
  • Major ocean current is widening as climate warms. 10 Nov 2016
  • Exeter University is Offering 20 PhD Scholarships. 3 Nov 2016
  • Ocean Teacher Academy Training Course. 3 Nov 2016
  • South Africa: SA, Norway Tap Into Science to Grow Ocean Economy. 3 Nov 2016
  • Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas. 31 Oct 2016
  • West Africa is being Swallowed by the Sea. 25 Oct 2016
  • IUCN behind major advance for seahorse conservation. 28 Sep 2016
  • Environmental NGOs call for urgent improvements in the protection of Europe's seas - 13 October 2016
  • Kenya: Residents Clean Up Beaches to Tackle Pollution from allafrica.com-18 September 2016.
  • Kenya: Government Urged to Ban Use of Plastic to Protect Marine Life - 19 September 2016.
  • Kenya or Somalia - Who Owns the Sea? from allafrica.com- 16 September 2016.
  • Africa: New Public Website Offers Detailed View of Industrial Fishing - 15 September 2016.
  • Kenya's first survey ship embarks on 5-day cruise along South Coast. Accessed from ODINAFRICA dated 16 September 2016.
  • Africa leads in the pursuit of a sustainable ocean economy. Accessed from ODINAFRICA dated 16 September 2016.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio given rival invitations to visit Great Barrier Reef. Accessed from The Guardian 20 September, 2016.
  • Expedition to study scale of microplastics on Atlantic's smallest creatures. accessed from The Guardian dated 19 September, 2016.
  • Obama to establish first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean. Accessed from The Guardian dated 15 September, 2016.
  • UK to ban fishing from a million square kilometres of ocean dated 15 September, 2016.
  • Africa: International Court to Prosecute Environmental Crimes in Major Shift. Accessed from allafrica.com dated 15 September 2016.
  • 'Red tape' locking small island states out of billions in climate funds. Accessed from The Guardian dated 20 September 2016.
  • Adani Carmichael coalmine faces new legal challenge from conservation foundation. Accessed from The Guardian dated 20 September 2016.
  • Obama joins other world leaders to create new ocean sanctuaries. Accessed from Reuters dated 15 September 2016.
  • International Meeting on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Sites, 22-23 September, Paris. Accessed from Underwater Cultural Heritage (UNESCO).
  • Global coral bleaching event might become new normal, expert warns. Accessed form the Guardian dated 22/9/2016.
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    IOC Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States
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