Marine and Coastal Management Services for the INDIAN OCEAN COMMISSION region

The Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) is the Regional Implementation Centre for the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) region, which constitutes of the IOC member states and neighbouring countries of the Mozambique Canal. MOI focuses on Marine and Coastal Management and delivers the following:

(1) Marine Resources Management:
Under this service, charts for the detection of Potential Fishing Zones will be generated coupled with additional oceanographic data such as data such as mixed layer depth, eddy kinetic energy, sea surface wind and current patterns. The service will build-up on what has been initially developed under the African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD) programme to produce enhanced bulletins for the monitoring of both biological and physical oceanography parameters on a monthly basis. To access products click here (

(2) Monitoring of Coastal Environment
This service is about monitoring the coastal environment of the island states of the Indian Ocean Commission, so as to address the issues related to coastal erosion. The idea is to acquire operational marine information to allow monitoring, evaluation, prevision and mitigation of the oceanographic risks such as sea level rise, swells and storm surges that may lead to coastal hazards. Also a vulnerability assessment of the coastlines of the IOC countries (Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and Seychelles) will be initiated using historical and archived data. The maps produced will indicate the level of vulnerability as well as the type of vulnerability. Through the use of a coastal vulnerability index, sites more susceptible to erosion will be identified within each country for monitoring purposes. To access products click here (

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Implementation Center: Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI)