Enhancing Ocean Observing System within The Republic of Mauritius

Enhancing Ocean Observing System within The Republic of Mauritius

Enhancing Ocean Observing System within The Republic of Mauritius 1212 866 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS)

The Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) is a government institution under the Mauritius Meteorological services act of 2019 that is responsible for the provision of weather, climate services and warnings for hydro-meteorological hazards and tsunamis.

The observation network for ocean is a key activity of the MMS and currently there are four tidal gauges and two wave riders in operation. Moreover, the MMS contributes towards deployment of drifters and ARGO floats under the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel.

In the context of the UN Ocean Decade, the MMS is proposing to enhance its existing ocean networks by increasing the number of tidal gauges and wave riders. Moreover, the MMS is looking forward to improving staff capabilities by seeking opportunities for capacity building in the field of the ocean observation and research.

The development of ocean services for fishermen especially for effective communication in the event of natural hazards will be worked out. In collaboration with local partners, new tools and software for ocean observational and research will be developed.

Start Date: 01/07/2021
End Date: 31/12/2025

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade programme Observing Together: Meeting Stakeholder Needs and Making Every Observation Count

Contact
Dr. Renganaden Virasami: meteo@intnet.murvirasami@outlook.com

challenges: Create a digital representation of the ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Skills, knowledge and technology for all
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean
type_of_action: Project

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