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Impact Based Forecasting is set to save lives and livelihoods in East Africa

02 September 2019 // Climate information, Extreme weather, Livelihoods, Marine and Coastal

George Achia reports on an initiative to alert fisherfolk and other users of Lake Victoria to sudden severe weather – so that they can avoid harm to health and livelihood.

Ocean temperature increase along Senegalese coast could reduce sardine fisheries

17 July 2019 // Climate information, Climate science, Livelihoods, Marine and Coastal

The Canary upwelling ocean current is a conveyor belt-like flow of ocean water that sweeps along the northwest coast of Africa. Winds blowing from the continent and out to sea drive the surface waters away from the coast, allowing cold, nutrient-rich waters to rush up from the ocean floor. These nutrients produce blooms of algae, which feed the microscopic animals in the water, the zooplankton, which are an important link in the food chain, which produces the rich fisheries here in the North Atlantic.

'Hamster wheel' of short term planning hampers Malawi's climate response

18 April 2019 // Cities, Climate information, Extreme weather, Livelihoods, Marine and Coastal, Water

Beira: rebuild or relocate after mega-cyclone Idai?

01 April 2019 // Extreme weather, Livelihoods, Marine and Coastal, Water

Residents of the Mozambican city of Beira may not have had enough agency to respond adequately to storm warnings issued by the state meteorological services ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Idai this month, because they may not have had anything to compare a storm of this magnitude to.

Research in Eastern Africa to look at climate and water prospects

23 November 2015 // Agriculture, Marine and Coastal, Water

The 'HyCRISTAL' initiative will explore climate and hydrological changes in the coming decades in the East Africa region, with demonstration projects to trial the use of new information in decision-making in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.