The purpose of this document is to provide a reference for coastal and marine-related institutions and projects in the Western Indian Ocean region.
Content has been included as provided by regional projects or institutions active in more than one country in the Western Indian Ocean. The body of the text describes the activities of 25 projects, but a longer list may be found in Appendix I. Twelve chapters are presented on a thematic or geographic basis, to allow interested projects and parties to interact and coordinate activities around their particular areas of interest. The order of projects is in the order of information received; they are not listed alphabetically or reformatting would have been required after every addition. Sections for which
information is pending, or sections that are not applicable have been left blank, also to avoid formatting problems. Much of the text has been extracted from other documents, websites and reports, and no claims are made to originality.
This reference document should be used as a guide only. Some information has been based on online sources or project documents that may be outdated. For the most up-to-date, verified and accurate information about any project, please contact them directly.
We hope to improve this draft, and so further comments or contributions of any kind are welcome.
Through a collaboration with ODINAFRICA, the content from this document will be uploaded into an online, searchable database during the course of 2011.