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Mangroves as Nature-based Solutions to Coastal Hazards in Eastern Ghana (MANCOGA)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, GmbH; Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana; Institute of Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana - Germany and Ghana


MANCOGA will use mangroves to develop a robust and participatory Nature-based Solution (NbS) to hazards such as climate change, flooding, coastal erosion and pollution in Ghana.

It will also cover aspects of blue carbon, ocean acidification and biodiversity loss. The ultimate aim is increasing community resilience and affluence. MANCOGA will develop a decision support system building on existing structures and incorporating state-of-the-art technology, including the development of a Digital Twin.

Lead Contacts: Holger Brix (, Edem Mahu ( and Kwasi Appeaning Addo (