The NIOF will provide support in relation to capacity-building, marine scientific research, and international cooperation for the development of marine technology, as well as the implementation of the strategic directions identified in the framework of the Ocean Decade.
The NIOF will:
- Coordinate the planning and implementation of training activities in such a way as to stimulate and advance the conduct of marine scientific research by, and for the benefit of, IOCAFRICA Member States and to foster cooperation in marine scientific research and technological development.
- Encourage and facilitate cooperation with IOCAFRICA Member States in respect of marine scientific and technological development.
- Promote international cooperation in marine scientific research in the area, including, where appropriate, training programmes to be provided onboard research vessels.
- Organize conferences, seminars, workshops and symposiums relating to marine scientific research in the North Africa area.
Lead Contacts: Amr Hamouda (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Suzan El-Gharabawy (email@example.com)