MetOcean Data, Oil Spill Response and Modelling in the Gulf of Guinea: Session 20 - Technical session

Babatunde Anifowose, CJ Beegle-Krause

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Oil spill contingency planning and response require a systematic understanding of baseline environmental parameters amongst others. GI WACAF countries have frameworks at different stages of development that can support this but they need to be integrated well ahead of potential major incidents (e.g. Macondo) for an effective and coordinated marine pollution response in the Gulf of Guinea. Therefore, the presentation advanced the need for an Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and data sharing ‘Memorandum of Agreement’ between the 22 GI WACAF countries and industry parties. As countries are at different stages of developing NOSCPs, this initiative could be led by the Regional Coordinating Centre/NOSDRA with the support of the GI WACAF Project. There is scope to seek additional support from intergovernmental agencies like the World Bank if need be
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF) Regional Conference, Accra, Ghana
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
EventGI WACAF Regional Conference - Accra, Ghana
Duration: 16 Nov 201519 Nov 2016
Conference number: 6


ConferenceGI WACAF Regional Conference
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