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Cooperation with South Africa

Our cooperation with South Africa began 2015–2016. Marine spatial planning, environmental monitoring and coordinated management from source to sea are our main areas for cooperation.

Coordinated management from source to sea

We cooperate with South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs on a source to sea study which has a particular focus on marine litter.

Environmental monitoring

South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs is currently developing a new program for environmental monitoring in the coastal zone. We support them in quality assurance of their laboratory. The cooperation was initiated in 2017.

Marine spatial planning

We have an ongoing dialogue and cooperation with South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs regarding marine spatial planning. It includes knowledge exchange about Symphony, a tool for assessment of cumulative environmental impact.

SwAM has also established contact with South Africa´s Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), which is responsible for the management of freshwater resources. No activities are planned for 2019.

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