ECOMARINE – ECOWAS Coastal and Marine Resources Management Centre
The ECOWAS Coastal and Marine Resources Management Centre is the Regional implementation centre for the monitoring of coastal and marine resources management in the ECOWAS sub-region. It coordinates activities that utilise earth observation data from satellite to help manage fisheries resources and to provide early warning information on ocean conditions for the benefit of artisanal fishers.
The centre is one of six that will implement a pan-African program on Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) and is located at the University of Ghana. The MESA project is aimed at enhancing coastal monitoring to help improve fishery management and reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing practices; by providing information to relevant agencies.