Blue Economy: Togo sets up new maritime weather stations

Monday, 22 February 2021 12:26
Blue Economy: Togo sets up new maritime weather stations

(Togo First) - The Togolese government has set up three new marine weather stations on three different sites (the Lome’s Port, Kpeme, and the customs office of Kodjoviakope). The facilities were inaugurated last week.

In addition to these three stations, there are two current meters (to measure the speed of water flow). This equipment, whose acquisition was made possible thanks to the support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), cost CFA348 million.

This new arsenal should allow Togo to improve the quality of its maritime services, and further boost its blue economy.

Commenting on the acquisition, UNDP’s resident representative Aliou Dia said “the equipment will provide data on the state of the sea and the marine and coastal environment, to facilitate maritime navigation, improve fishing activities, search and rescue at sea, and the resilience of the population and ecosystems of the coastal zone.”

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