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Fishery from the beach, Ghana

HOTSPOT of multiple stressors: Research-based management of Gulf of Guinea

The HOTSPOT project is a collaborative effort of Technical University of Denmark, University of Cape Coast, Copenhagen Business School, and Loughborough University to develop monitoring and management of marine and maritime pollution in the Gulf of Guinea. The project runs from 2018 to 2024 and is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre.

Photo: Beach fishery, Ghana.

Fishing boat, Elmira, Ghana

 

Gulf of Guinea is an area of intense human activity including shipping, tourism, industrial and artisanal fisheries and – since the discovery of oil – offshore oil exploration. The impacts of these activities coupled with land-based discharges put intense pressure on the marine environment, which is the key source of livelihood for millions of people. 

Photo: Fishing vessel, Ghana.

HOTSPOT mesocosms experiments in container labs at UCC

 

The HOTSPOT project investigates the polution in the coastal waters of Ghana, its sources, effects and socio-economic consequences to increase scientific knowledge, strengthen the research capacity, and advance the management of maritime and marine pollution.

Photo: Elmira fishing village, Ghana.

HOTSPOT meeting

 

The HOTSPOT project started in 2018 and will end in 2024. The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre.

Photo: Plastic on the beach, Ghana.

Sustainable Development Goals

HOTSPOT contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals: 


Sustainable development goal #14#14: Life below water



Sustainable development goal #16#16: Peace, justice and strong institutions


Sustainable development goal #17#17: Partnership for the goals

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20 MAY 2024