International Centre for Education, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences over Africa
ICEMASA is a scientific joint venture established between South African and French institutions focusing on marine and atmospheric sciences. ICEMASA aims at promoting cooperation in various research topics, ocean circulation, ocean-atmosphere exchanges, marine biogeochemistry, marine ecosystems and fisheries, along the margins of Southern Africa (Atlantic and Indian oceans) and in the Southern Ocean. Quantitative approaches (incl. numerical modelling) form an important component of the programme. Human capacity development in ocean sciences is deeply embedded in the ICEMASA mandate.
ICEMASA has been designed in close collaboration with the Marine Research Institute (Ma-Re) of the University of Cape Town with several objectives:
to facilitate exchanges of scientific staff between France and Southern Africa
to supplement existing capacities on specific research themes
to connect physical and ecological sciences in the marine environment
to promote studies assessing climate change impacts on ocean, ecosystems & fisheries
to strengthen capacity by developing education and training program
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More infos on the ICEMASA website
ICEMASA ended in December 2018, a restitution symposium was organized from 23 to 26 October 2018 in Cape Town. All partners are willing and interested in contributing to a consortium that would extend ICEMASA. Find here the advanced paths for the rest of the project.