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16 March 2017
On 24 March 2017, the new research vessel R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen owned by Norway and deployed in developing countries in partnership with FAO and IMR, will be officially launched in the course of a naming ceremony at the presence of a number of Ministers and Directors from partner countries. The launch follows a two months trial at sea testing equipment in view of the first survey that will leave Casablanca in May 2017.
09 February 2017
On 10 January 2017, the new R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived in Bergen for the first time, after the delivery of the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan. The vessel, which is owned by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) was built as part of the tripartite agreement between FAO, the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) to help developing countries improve their fisheries management. Now the vessel, equipped with the most up to date technology, is undergoing testing of equipment and functions before the first...
11 October 2016
From 17 to 18 October 2016, the EAF-Nansen project Forum will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Project Forum provides an opportunity for progress reporting, dissemination of experiences, identification of best practices and discussion of strategies pertaining to the EAF-Nansen Project. The Forum also provides the means for partners to exchange views regarding the past and on proposals for future collaborative activities. The 2016 Forum is the last in this phase of the project. The new phase of the project (to be called the EAF-Nansen Programme) will begin in January 2017 with a new research vessel also to be...
17 December 2015
Twenty participants from 7 countries attended a training workshop on basic taxonomy and marine species identification at the Eduardo Modlane University of Maputo, Mozambique. The course, organized by EAF-Nansen Project and intended for scientists and fishery data collectors started on 31 August and finished on 12 September 2015. This workshop is the first initiative of a broader programme aimed at strengthening the knowledge base on marine resources and biodiversity in developing countries. Integrating information on biodiversity with fisheries information is an essential component of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF). Correct identification is essential for collecting information on catches...
11 November 2015
In this special issue of the e-Approach we take a look at the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen demonstration survey across the southern Indian Ocean from June to August 2015 to test some sampling and observational equipment on board the research vessel as well as the preparedness of the EAF-Nansen Project to contribute to the upcoming Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2). Download PDF file
21 October 2015
The research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen is about to start a new exciting survey in the waters off Northwest Africa.   The survey will start from Dakar, Senegal on 21 October for an eight-week voyage off the coast of Senegal, The Gambia, Mauritania and Morocco before landing in Las Palmas, Spain. The trip will take place in four legs and will study pelagic resources.   To know more about the survey and receive up-to-date information on the cruise, please join the EAF-Nansen project blog. Visit the blog
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