OA Week 2023 – OA Africa

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023

Time: 11:00 UTC  View in various time zones


It is important to assess the effects of climate change on the ocean and coastal systems in Africa. One major cause of climate change is the increasing rate of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. This will adversely affect the physical and biological characteristics of ocean and coastal systems, modifying their ecosystem structure and functioning. As a result, ocean and coastal economic activities may face losses of marine biodiversity, fisheries, and shorelines. Speakers in OA-Africa will present their research work during the session and discuss adaptation measures.


  • Roshan Ramessur

University of Mauritius; co-Chair OA-Africa


  • Carla Edworthy*

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Monitoring pH variability in important coastal habitats in South Africa: implications for coastal nurseries and associated species

  • Sally Salaah Eldin*

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Egypt

Emerging Pollutants Unveiled: The Dual Challenge of Ocean Acidification and Microplastics

  • Anthony Akpan

President Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) Lagos, Nigeria

Strengthening targeted advocacy on mainstreaming ocean acidification into national policies in Nigeria and West Africa

  • Falilu Adekunbi*

University of Lagos, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research

Monitoring of the seawater carbonate chemistry off Lagos

  • Yadhav A. Imrit*

University of Mauritius

Ocean acidification monitoring efforts and comparisons in Mauritius, a Small Island Developing State in the South-Western Indian Ocean

  • Zacharie Sohou

l’Institut de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin/Centre National de Données Océanographiques du Centre Béninois de la Recherche Scientifique et de l’Innovation (IRHOB/CNDO/CBRSI)

GOA-ON, 31 October 2023. More information.

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