Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Enhancement of hydrographic and oceanographic observations in support of marine scientific research (Coastal and natural resources, deep and ultradeep seabed geoscientific mapping, etc.)

National Commission for Education, Sciences and Culture, Kingdom of Morocco (MarocNatCom)

Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, North Atlantic Ocean, Project, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Understand and beat marine pollution

The aim of this initiative is to raise the hydrographic and oceanographic knowledge on the Moroccan marine zone in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea through on-site measurements during sea surveys

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