The Global Sustainable Development plan set out by the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030 has only seven years to go and few things call for more urgency in collaboration as we grapple with global post-pandemic realities. The oceans represent a significant percentage of our planet and to adequately harness contributions from the oceans, the dynamics must not be unknown.
To this end, OAAD has joined other partners including First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), China Ministry of Natural Resources, Ocean Decade International Cooperation Centre, China on UN Ocean Decade Collaborative Centre on Ocean-Climate Nexus and Coordination Amongst Decade Implementing Partners in P. R. China (DCC- OCC) at the . More details
"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"
Start Date: 07/01/2023
End Date: 31/12/2030
Expert Panel at the Global Launch
The aspect that focuses squarely on Africa with inputs from around the world is the Ocean To Climate Seamless Forecasting in Africa (OSFiA) an off-shoot of the Ocean Climate Seamless Forecasting (OSF) supported by the UN Ocean Decade Collaborative Centre on Ocean-Climate Nexus and Coordination Amongst Decade Implementing Partners in P. R. China (DCC- OCC).
Dr. Emmanuel Eresanya Delivers A Speech at the DCC-OCC International Launching Conference
Prof. Fangli Qiao, the Director of the UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Centre on Ocean Dynamics and Climate, Qingdao, China, is the Principal Investigator (PI) of OSFiA. Furthermore, OSFiA has three PI’s to lead research in the Mediterranean Sea (Prof. Amr Hamouda), the Gulf of Guinea (Prof. Zacharie Sohou) and Dr Emmanuel Eresanya.
As touching this project, in line with our vision "to enhance the quality of life in Africa through research, technology and innovation", we are charged with advancing capacity building and networking between early career Scientists and senior researchers in Africa as well as associates around the world towards actualizing the global goal of OSF.
From the side of the Global Organization of African Academic Doctors (OAAD), Dr Emmanuel O. Eresanya, the research group Coordinator of the OAAD Climate Change Research Group (OAAD CCRG) and Dr. Ayugi Odhiambo, the OAAD Vice President for Eastern Africa are leading other members of OAAD CCRG in multi-layered participation in the Ocean Climate Seamless Forecasting in Africa (OSFiA) project.