Welcome to the ASCLME Project
Between 2008 and 2013, the nine countries of the western Indian Ocean region, including Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and Tanzania, will work together through the UNDP supported GEF financed Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project.
The objectives of the UNDP/GEF Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project are:
- to gather new and important information about ocean currents and how they interact with and influence the climate, biodiversity and economies of the western Indian Ocean region;
- to document the environmental threats that are faced by the countries of the region in a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA);
- to develop a Strategic Action Programme (SAP) which sets out a strategy for the countries to collectively deal with transboundary threats;
- to strengthen scientific and management expertise, with a view to introducing an ecosystem approach to managing the living marine resources of the western Indian Ocean region.