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Mauritius Declaration on Ocean Sciences and Participant Pledges.pdf
Mauritius Declaration on Ocean Sciences from the Roundtable Discussion on Advancing Ocean Sciences in Africa 25-26 July 2016 in Port Louis, Mauritius Recognizing the emerging importance of the ocean to Africa, scientists from a dozen African nations met to discuss ways to grow the relevant scientific capacity and ensure that scientific knowledge is available to inform public understanding and policy. Both established and emerging scientists attended. Participants decided to create a network of African scientists (including both social and natural sciences) devoted to advancing ocean sciences in Africa. They crafted the following statement.