Highlights in HOTSPOT

Stakeholder webinar, December 2020

On 16 December 2020, the Centre for Coastal Management at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana held an online stakeholder webinar in collaboration with the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at Technical University of Denmark to discuss the findings of the HOTSPOT project. Download programme for the webinar

Field equipment test, November 2019

HOTSPOT field equipment has arrived and is being tested. The first CTD measurements were taken outside Cape Coast, and the full field campaigns are being scheduled to start in the end of 2019.

Mecocosms experiments in new container labs, October-November 2019

Mesocosm experiments
HOTSPOT mesocosms experiments took place in the new container labs of the UCC in October-November 2019. The purpose of the experiment was to investigate the responses of the plankton community to the contamination by crude oil, cadmium and plastic.

HOTSPOT Student projects, October-November 2019

Student project
Students from University of Cape Coast and Technical University of Denmark were participating in the second experimental campaign at the UCC in October-November 2019. The project included investigations into the combined effects of cadmium and crude oil in the ecophysiology of plankton, and in bioaccumulation of heavy metals outside Cape Coast.

Student training at DTU, August 2019

HOTSPOT students at DTU
Two HOTSPOT students, Ernest Obeng Chuku and Delove Asiedu, visited DTU in August 2019 for a 2-week training on zooplankton methodology.  

Danida visiting the HOTSPOT Project, March 2019

Danida visiting the HOTSPOT project; excursion to Elmira Habour and Fish Market
A Danida delegation from Denmark visited the HOTSPOT PhD Course at Univerity of Cape Coast University  27-28 March 2019. In that connection they participated in a excursion to Elmina  Habour and Fish Market. Here they got an impression of the environmental challenges (sewage, oil, plastic and overfishing), that the coastal zone and it population is exposed to.

HOTSPOT Course, March 2019

HOTSPOT course, March 2019
Course in multiple stressors in tropical marine environments for PhD, Masters, Students and Professionals, 25-30 March 2019, Ghana.

HOTSPOT Student Projects, Autumn 2018

HOTSPOT student project, Autumn 2018
HOTSPOT hosts both master and bachelor projects. In the first campaign in the autumn 2018, students from University of Cape Coast and Technical University of Denmark worked together to investigate the combined effects of pyrene, microplastics, nickel and heat waves on the tropical copepods. 

HOTSPOT Kick-off Meeting, March 2018

Kick off meeting at University of Cape Coast

The HOTSPOT kick-off meeting took place in March 2018 at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.