The Aquatic Resources and
Blue Economy Conference (ARBEC), will be held in Kisumu, 
Kenya, in November 2022 

Important conference dates

15th August, 2022 - Abstract submission

28th Nov - 1st Dec 2022 - Conference date

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Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

The IOCAFRICA, in collaboration with the Egyptian National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), are organizing “The African Kick-off Conference of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development” during the period 7-9 December 2021 (online). The Conference will serve as a platform for the launch of the UN Decade (2021-2030) in Africa. It will also bring energy to the Decade of African Seas and Oceans (2015-2025) and the 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM Strategy).  

The specific objectives of the Conference are: 

  • Provide a platform for the regional launch of the UN Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
  • Assess the current status of the ocean observations and monitoring in Africa  
  • Highlight current knowledge in disciplines related to the theme of the Conference; 
  • Identify gaps and priority research areas for improved management of the coastal and marine environment of the region.
  • Highlight the challenges and opportunities in marine science and technology in Africa. 
  • Promoting collaboration in research and development between the institutions in and outside Africa.
  • Review and support the implementation of the Decade of African Seas and Oceans (2015-2025) 

We look forward to receiving abstracts on any of the following themes by 30 April 2021. 

  • Ocean ecosystems and resources, including fisheries 
  • Ocean health and resilience, including state of pollution 
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation 
  • Coastal zone management and marine spatial planning 
  • Ocean mapping, ocean observations in Africa and African ocean information system 
  • Ocean forecasting and prediction 


The Organizing Committee of African-Ocean 2021 warmly and kindly invited you to submit abstracts (300 words maximum) in English or French, either for oral or poster presentations to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration for Conference free on Web page: