EAF-Nansen Programme


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
23 July 2015
From 31 August to 12 September 2015 a training workshop on basic taxonomy and marine species identification will be held at the Department of Biological Science of the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique. The objective of the workshop is to improve the capabilities of scientists and fishery data collectors to correctly identify marine species of interest to fisheries in the wider EAF context. 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...
26 June 2015
Join us for an exciting demonstration survey on the R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the International Indian Ocean Expedition. This survey trip runs 28 June - 10 August 2015, and will take place in two voyages. The first journey begins on 26 June 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia, travelling across the southern Indian Ocean until the Nansen docks in Port Louis, Mauritius on 16 July. The second leg of the journey will depart from Mauritius, to carry out research around the waters of Madagascar and the southern plateau of the Mascarene before continuing on to...
17 May 2015
Nansis, the Survey Information System for logging, editing and analysis of biological and environmental data from marine fisheries research surveys, has undergone a series of improvements since 2006 when the first version for Window was released. The software and the database which constitute the system are principally used to store and retrieve data for scientific or decision making purposes. Throughout the years, several updates were made to optimize software stability and performances, based on suggestions provided by the user group of fisheries scientists. From 27 to 31 October 2014, an early version 1.9 of Nansis was introduced...
31 March 2015
The EAF-Nansen Project is organizing a three-weeks a training course on trawling and acoustic surveys to be held at the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) in Durban, South Africa from 29 June to 17 July 2015. The medium of teaching will be English. Interested persons, preferably scientists working in fisheries research institutions, may write to the Coordinator of the EAF-Nansen Project for consideration. A recent CV (curriculum vitae) is required together with a support letter from the head of the applicant's institution. A similar course in French will be held at a later date. Applications must reach the Coordinator by...
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