(last updated November 2011)
WYS - Bringing the coast to a rural agricultural
collaborative project to bring women and young
learners from a inland agricultural community to
coastal areas and conduct workshops and practicals
that expose them to ecological and business
aspects of the coastal environment.
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of the learner activities,
including the recent Youth Camp in Cape Town!
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of the women's activities.
International Coastal Cleanup
The IOI-SA co-ordinated a local
leg of the international coastal cleanup on 17
September. Seventy Grade 3 students from a local
primary school and 70 students from the BCB
department at the University of the Western Cape
participated in the interactive beach cleaning at
Long Beach on the Atlantic side of Cape Town.
Global R&D Forum and Exhibition on Ballast Water
The IMO-GloBallast and the
Republic of Turkey hosted the Global R&D Forum and
Exibition on Ballast Water Management. The
Director of IOI-SA, Mr. Adnan Awad, gave a Keynote
presentation titled “The Role of/experience with
Port Biological Baseline Surveys in developing
countries” in the session titled Regional and
Developing Country Perspectives on Compliance
Monitoring and Enforcement.
Re-launch of the GISP website
IOI-SA has re-launched the
website for the Global Invasive Species Programme
(GISP), and will maintain the website as an
in-kind contribution to the GISP programme.
Despite the recent closure of the GISP Secretariat
in Nairobi, the GISP Technical Directors continue
to function in their in-kind capacity in the
partnership network, including the Director of IOI-SA
representing the marine sector.
State of the Environment
IOI-SA is developing a Regional
online system for managing and disseminating
current validated data from the Benguela Current
Large Marine Ecosystem region. The project is
being done for the Benguela Current Commission,
which includes the governments of South Africa,
Namibia and Angola.
Decision Support Tool for
permitting of 4x4 beach access
IOI-SA is assisting in upgrading a
tool for the South African Department of
Environment, division of Oceans and Coasts,
incorporating various aspects of beach and
intertidal habitat and resource sensitivity into
a GIS based online system. Access is enabled to
both public and government sectors.
Treatment technology testing for
ballast water and aquaculture applications
IOI-SA has been working with a
local water treatment technology company to test
applications for ship-board treatment of ballast
water to prevent the transfer of invasive marine
species. A new project to expand this testing into
the field of responsible aquaculture is being
The ongoing project between IOI-SA
and the SA National Biodiversity Institute to
continue and broaden the development of the online
tool for national biodiversity information
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