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ACP FISH II

The ACP FISH II Programme is a 4.5-year programme financed by the European Development Fund on behalf of ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of states) countries.

AGU

American Geophysical Union

AIRD

L’Agence inter-établissements de recherche pour le développement

AMESD

African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development

AMMA

African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses

AMMA data base

Data base: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses

Amphor

AMP et gestion Halieutique par Optimisation des Ressources et des Ecosystèmes

AMT

Atlantic Meridional Transect

ANR

The French National Research Agency

ARGO

Broad-scale global array of temperature/salinity profiling floats,

BMBF

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

CARBOCHANGE

EU project CarboChange started 1st of March 2011

CAU

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

CARRTEL

Centre Alpin de Recherche sur les Réseaux. Trophiques et Ecosystèmes Limniques

CCLME

Canary Current Large Marine. Ecosystem

CECAF

Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (UN/FAO)

CIAO

CIAO Catalogue d’Information pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest

ClimECO

An international Summer School co-organized by IUEM, IMBER and Europôle Mer 23-27 August 2010

CLIVAR

CLIVAR is the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) project that addresses Climate Variability and Predictability, with a particular focus on the role of ocean-atmosphere interactions in climate.

CNRS

Centre national de la recherche scientifique

CNRS, Cyber

Cycles biogéochimiques, environnement et ressources. Action de LEFE

CNSHB

Centre National des Sciences Halieutiques de Boussoura

CORIOLIS

CORIOLIS has set up an infrastructure for the coordination of in-situ data acquisition, and validation.

CRHOB

Centre de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin

CRODT

Centre de Recherche Océanographique de Dakar Thiaroye

CSRP

La Commission Sous Régionale des Pêches

CVOO

GliderWeb at IFM-GEOMAR

DISCOH

International laboratory (Peru)

DLR

Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt. Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology.

EAF-Nansen

The EAF-Nansen Project “Strengthening the Knowledge Base for and Implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Marine Fisheries in Developing Countries” (GCP/INT/003/NOR) is an initiative to support the implementation of the ecosystem approach in the management of marine fisheries.

Eamnet

EU project aims to construct a network linking Earth Observation (EO) information providers, user networks and centres of excellence in Europe and Africa in the area of coastal and marine observations towards sustainable development in Africa.

ECOSYM

French research unit, UMR ECOSYM (University of Montpellier 2, CNRS, IRD). Ecologie des systèmes marins côtiers. Ecology of coastal marine systems

EMH

Laboratory Ecological modelling for fisheries (Ifremer, Nantes)

EPHE

Ecole pratique des hautes études

Euro-oceans

EUR-OCEANS Consortium (EOC) has been ensuring the continuity and further integration of Member Organisations of the former (2005-08) European Network of Excellence (NoE), and other interested marine research organisations.

EuroSITES

EuroSITES forms an integrated European network of nine deep-ocean observatories sited in waters off the continental shelf and of greater than 1000m depth, measuring variables from sea surface to sea floor. It is coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK and involves 13 Partners across Europe and the Cape Verde Islands.

FAST

ICES, Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology

Geomer

The Geomer team is part of joint research unit UMR 6554 LETG (coast, environment, remote sensing and geomatics). French research unit operating in West Africa (Littoral, Environnement, Télédétection, Géomatique)

GIEC / IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

GIZ

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

GOOS-Africa

The Global Ocean Observing System in Africa

HAL

Multi-disciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemiation of scientific research papers,

HydroBase 3

A tool for climatological analysis of oceanographic properties.

Icemasa

International Centre for Education, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences over Africa

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

Ichtyop 

A Lagrangian tool for modelling ichthyoplankton dynamics

IFAN

Institut fondamental d’Afrique noire

IFM-GEOMAR

Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel

Ifremer

L’Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer

IHF

Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg

IMAGO

IRD ‘Unité de Service’ (Technical Unit) US191 IMAGO

IMARP

El Instituto del Mar del Perú

IMROP

Institut Mauritanien des Recherches Océanographiques et des Pêches

Indeseas

Launched in 2005 under the auspices of the Euroceans scientific programme, the indiSeas project aims to evaluate the effects of fisheries on marine ecosystems by using a panel of ecological indicators, and to facilitate effective communication of these effects.

INRA

institut scientifique de recherche agronomique

IOC

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UN)

IRD

L’Institut de recherche pour le développement,

ISRA

Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles

ISTAM

EU project. Improve Scientific and Technical Advices for Fisheries Management

IUCN

International Union for Conservation of Nature

IUEM

European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM). Observatory of Sciences of the Universe. Affiliated to the University of Brest (France)

IUPA

Institut Universitaire de Pêche et d’Aquaculture

JEAI

Young team AIRD

JRC

Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Johannesburg, 2002

Johannesburg Summit 2002 – the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Labex Mer axe 5

Observation, modélisation et élaboration de scénarii en zone côtière

LDO

Laboratory Oceanic Domains. UMR LDO (CNRS, Université de Bretagne Occidentale)

LEGOS

A joint research laboratory LEGOS, a laboratory of Midi- Pyrenees Observatory (OMP) is a multi-disciplinary research organisation concerned with environmental research

LEMAR

A joint research laboratory “Laboratoire des sciences de l’environnement marin” (Science Laboratory of the Marine Environment.

LME

Large Marine Ecosystems of the World

LMU

München/Department Biology II, Aquatic Ecology Group

LOCEAN

A joint research laboratory of Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut de la Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN).

LPO

A joint research laboratory. Laboratoire de Physique des Océans, Physics Laboratory Oceans.

MAEE

Ministère des Affaires étrangères et Européennes (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

MASS

Toward a global observation and modelling system for studying the ecology of the open ocean using acoustics

MESR

Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche

NEMO

Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean

NORAD

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

OceanSITES

A worldwide system of long-term, deepwater reference stations measuring dozens of variables and monitoring the full depth of the ocean from air-sea interactions down to 5,000 meters.

ODINAFRICA

Ocean Data and Information Network of Africa

PIRATA

Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Atlantic

PIRATA data

Data: Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Atlantic

POGO-SCOR

This programme is jointly funded by POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. The Programme has been a success for 9 years, with a total of 102 fellowships awarded since 2001

PRCM

Le Programme régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l’Ouest

RIPIECSA

Recherches Interdisciplinaires et Participatives sur les Interactions entre les Ecosystèmes, le Climat et les Sociétés en Afrique de l’ouest. Interdisciplinary and participatory research on interactions between Ecosystems, Climate and Societies in West Africa

RSC

Remote Sensing Center. Maison de la télédétection

SFB 754

Sonderforschungsbereich 754. Climate – Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean

SIAP

Système d’information et d’analyse des pêches

Sismer

Systeme d’informations Scientifique pour la mer

SOERE

Les systèmes d’observation et d’expérimentation au long terme pour la recherche en environnement

SOLAS

Surface Ocean lower atmosphere study

SOPRAN

Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene

Surface drifter data

The Global Drifter Program. Satellite-tracked surface drifting buoys

TACE

Tropical Atlantic Climate Experiment

TENATSO

A long-term observatory in the tropical northeast Atlantic.

Trait de cote

French Observatory on Coastline

UBO

Université of Brest, Quimper and Morlaix.

UCAD

Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

UEMOA

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine

UGB

University Gaston Berger

UICN

International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges

ULB

Université Libre de Bruxelles

UM2

Université Montpellier 2 – Sciences et Techniques – France

UMMISCO

UMMISCO, Unit of Mathematical Modelling and Computer Science of complex systems, under the joint supervision of IRD-UPMC

Uni-CV

University of Cape Verde

UH

Univesrity of Hamburg

UN

United Nation

UPMC

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

UPS

Université Paul Sabatier

vTI-SF

Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute; Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries – Institute of Sea Fisheries

West Africa

AWA web work platform

West_Africa

AWA File exchange web system

ZMT

Center for Tropical Marine Ecology