MeerWissen African-German Partners for Ocean Knowledge

We support partnership projects between African and German research institutions that harness the power of science and collaboration to make knowledge-based decisions for the conservation and management of Africa’s oceans and coasts for the benefit of present and future generations.

Outputs & Impacts of MeerWissen Projects

As at February 2024 (1st and 2nd Call)

447
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Capacity
Development

10,000+ Participants
46%
Local community involvement
Strengthening the capacity of scientists, policy-makers and local communities through stakeholder workshops, trainings, and scientific conferences.

237
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Publications

Scientific publications and reports, data and digital tools, policy briefs, and communication materials.

182
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Science-Policy
Interfaces

Science-policy networks, collaborations and platforms, published policy briefs, science-policy conferences.

87
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Collaborations

21% Local community involvement
8 African countries
New networks, collaborations and platforms developed between scientists, policy-makers and civil society.

24
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Digital
Innovations

Science-policy networks, collaborations and platforms, published policy briefs, science-policy conferences.

Dive Deeper with our Insights

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Season: 3
Episode: 7
Podcast

Enabling lasting transformation – Innovation, inclusion, finance

Key opportunities and challenges for biodiversity conservation in the ocean …
Themes: Science Policy, Sustainable Blue Economy
Region: Atlantic Ocean, Western Indian Ocean
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Impact Story

Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring in Cabo Verde (CEM-CV)

Artisanal fisheries are crucial for the livelihoods of coastal communities in East Africa. …
Themes: Ocean Observation, Science Policy, Sustainable Blue Economy
Region: Cabo Verde
Podcast Episode 6
Season: 3
Episode: 6
Podcast

The hidden power of sustainable small-scale fisheries

Key opportunities and challenges for biodiversity conservation in the ocean …
Themes: Science Policy, Sustainable Fisheries
Region: Atlantic Ocean, Western Indian Ocean

Explore Our Latest Partnership Projects

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Madagascar| Tanzania

PAMO Participatory modeling for Nature-based Solutions in the Western Indian Ocean region

Somwat: Seagrass Meadows
South Africa| Tanzania

SOMWAT Nature based Solutions for Mitigation of Watershed Pollution: Cross-habitat facilitation by coastal seagrass meadows

Project Orientate Tunisia
Tunisia

ORIENTATE-TN Oceanographic and Ecological data for Nature-based coastal protection in Tunisia

Project Mancoga
Atlantic Ocean| Ghana

MANCOGA Mangroves as Nature-based Solutions to Coastal Hazards