Ocean to climate seamless forecasting in Africa

Ocean to climate seamless forecasting in Africa

Ocean to climate seamless forecasting in Africa 430 283 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Institut de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin (IRHOB) – Benin

Climate change-induced natural hazards – e.g. extreme drought, tropical cyclones, marine heatwaves – cause heavy personnel and property losses in Africa. Ocean to climate seamless forecasting in Africa (OSFiA) aims to improve the forecasting capability of the ocean and climate in Africa. realizing the seamless forecasting from minutes to years.

During its implementation, OSFiA will:

  1. Conduct ocean and climate observations around Africa utilizing new-type buoys and satellites,
  2. Develop a pan-Africa ocean forecasting system of ultra-high resolution,
  3. Establish an intra-annual climate prediction system in Africa,
  4. Provide public services and products (e.g. monsoon and precipitation forecasting) to Africa and further to the world, and
  5. Carry out capacity building related to ocean and climate to the young generation with international partners including IOCAFRICA, OAAD and the UNESCO/IOC-RTRC-ODC Center.

All in all, OSFiA relies on the outcome of the Ocean to climate Seamless Forecasting (OSF) Programme and its implementation will be closely aligned with OSF.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean to climate Seamless Forecasting system

Start Date: 07/01/2023
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Zacharie Sohou (zsohou@yahoo.fr)

challenges: 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 6- Coastal Resilience
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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