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Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Low-cost real-time monitoring of pollutants and water quality along the coral reefs in Tanzania: Supporting effective ocean management

Aqua Farms Organization

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, Indian Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Sustainably feed the global population, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The Reef Protect Project is a project that seeks to deploy water quality monitoring devices in eight coral reef sites along the coast of Tanzania.

The devices will help to measure ocean temperature, dissolved oxygen and pH. The devices will be able to log the collected information in real time and made available publicly through the to be designed portal. This information will be collected for 10 years and used in informing the policy makers on possible actions that can be used to safeguard Tanzania coral reefs and the impact of climate change.

Details of the device development are available here:
https://sustainenvironres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42834-019-0009-4

Start Date: 07/06/2021

End Date: 07/06/2030

This project is being hosted by the programme The Coral Reef Sentinels: A Mars Shot for Blue Planetary Health.

Contact

Cretus Mtonga: josephcretus@gmail.com