Achievements of AMESD in the IOC Region

The Mauritius Oceanography Institute, the Re...

AMESD IOC Newsletter - December 2012 to May 2013

This last issue of the AMESD-IOC newsletter brings information on the ou...

The AMESD Project MOI
African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development The Mauritius Oceanography Institute

The European Union and African Union jointly launched the AMESD programme under the framework of the 9th EDF in 2007 in order to equip African countries with a mean to better monitor the environment for a sustainable development and also to help the planning for land development. This continent-wide project is destined to the Regional Economic Communities in Africa, namely ECOWAS, IGAD, COI, CEMAC and SADC. The main partners of the AMESD programme are the European Commission, EUMETSAT as the expert group, the African Union Commission, ACP and the five Regional Economic Communities.

The AMESD programme aims at creating an information network under five main themes that uses Earth O...

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The Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI), was established in January 2000 by the proclamation of the MOI Act (Act No. 24 of 1999). The need to rationalise and co-ordinate research and development activities related to Oceanography was the motive for the setting up of the MOI.

The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Mauritius extends over an area of about 1.9 million square kilometres, and provides Mauritius with a wide maritime zone to manage. This coastal and ocean territory holds an immense potential for development which could play a vital role in the future economic well being of Mauritius.

Mauritius occupies a strategic position in the Indian Ocean ...

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