Sustainable governance of marine and coastal resources and territories


By: Florence Dovillez

Organisation: Programme Biodiversity, Oil and Gas

Location: Mauritania

Published: 19 January 2017

Photo: Dolphin, © Hans Verdaat

Summary: Soon after the first offshore oil field was discovered an intense public debate started in Mauritania about environmental and social risks of this sector. That led to the development of the Programme Biodiversity Oil and Gas, which aims, through a collaborative and integrated approach, at collating data in the marine environment, understanding the ecological side-effects of human uses, designing and developing technical tools to monitor activities, and implementing corresponding policies.

To share the wealth of global knowledge on the  aspects of Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) with the 22 countries of the Abidjan Convention’s region, the Mami Wata project takes advantage of existing IOM solutions that have been successfully implemented already. The Blue Solutions presented here are part of and featured on the Marine and Coastal Solutions Portal on the PANORAMA platform. These solutions are being contributed by a broad range of providers from across the planet.