This effort aims to raise the importance of the ocean in the context of climate change among the Moroccan public. The importance of the ocean to global climate cannot be underestimated. It absorbs a significant part of carbon and an overwhelming portion of the excess heat. Warmer atmosphere and increasing concentration of greenhouse gases nevertheless exert an enormous pressure on the ocean’s ability to regulate the climate.
Laying the groundwork for efficient climate adaptation and mitigation strategies at national level, this effort will contribute to better understanding of our marine ecosystem, particularly on the most damaging impacts of climate change: ocean acidification, temperature increase, sea-level rise, deoxygenation, changes in marine biodiversity and the overall contribution of the ocean to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals on conserving the ocean and combatting climate change. This initiative contributes also to the regional programme of oceanographic, hydrographic and marine cartography of African Region and International Oceanographic Programmes.
Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030
This project is hosted by the Decade Programme Observing Together: Meeting Stakeholder Needs and Making Every Observation Count