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Background of HOTSPOT

Why a HOTSPOT project?

Gulf of Guinea is a hotspot of multiple stressors such as marine and maritime pollution, climate change and overexploitation of aquatic resources. At the same time millions of people depend on clean seafood for their livelihood. 
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Objectives of the HOTSPOT project

The overall aim of the HOTSPOT project is to contribute to the development of research and management of marine and maritime pollution in the Gulf of Guinea. This will be obtained by identifying pollution sources, developing management actions to mitigate pollution and building up knowledge capacity. 
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Methodology of the HOTSPOT project

The methodology of the HOTSPOT project includes the use of existing data, sampling of new data, laboratory experiments and statistical modelling. In addition, HOTSPOT strives to disseminate its research to multiple audiences. 
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Contact

The HOTSPOT project is a collaborative effort of Technical University of Denmark and the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, including private sector partners from both Denmark and Ghana.
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Funding

The HOTSPOT project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre.


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Duration

The HOTSPOT project lasts three years (2018-2020). 

http://www.hotspot-ghana.net/background
10 DECEMBER 2018