HOTSPOT of multiple stressors: Research-based management of Gulf of Guinea (HOTSPOT-2) (39889)

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HOTSPOT2 targets the degradation of the coastal environment in Ghana, its causes and socio-economic consequences. The Gulf of Guinea marine environment suffers from activities including: intense international shipping, offshore oil exploration, discharge from mining and industry, infrastructure projects such as port expansions, and sewage discharge from coastal communities. Combined, these create a hotspot of environmental challenges, which not only place intense stress on the coastal environment but also on the coastal population that relies on marine resources. Degradation of the marine environment has far-reaching consequences for social and economic development, employment (including of women and youth), health and nutrition, disaster management and maritime safety.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua (coordinator)
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
ORBICON, Denmark
DTU Environment, Denmark
Loughborough University, UK
Zeal Environmental Technologies Limited, Ghana

The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre.

Research area: Oceanography
Effective start/end date01/10/202131/12/2024


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