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GLOBE AFRICA FACILITATE the NOAA Adopt a drifter at Second In-Region Capacity Building Workshop of the WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) and Partners of the Western Indian Ocean

Mark Brettenny and Diane Stanitski from NOAA were commended by Dr Larry Robinson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100507_robinson.html for connecting the next generation of scientists to this Capacity Building Workshop through the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (www.GLOBE.gov) and NOAA’s Adopt-A-Drifter Program www.adp.noaa.gov.

Participants were from the Meteorology, ocean and fishery Institutes from the following Nations: South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uganda, Ethiopia, Morocco, Maldives, Mauritius, Cameroon, Seychelles, Madagascar, and Comoros.

The Prof Vinod Lalljee from the University of Mauritius and 2 local schools Quatre Bornes State Secondary School and the Belle Village State Secondary School collaborated with Mr. Dave Chapman, teacher of the Okemos High School Michigan and his group. In NOAA's Adopt a drifter project 3 data buoys were deployed that will make out part of a continuous ocean study that will be part of the SCRC and will be presented at the next GLE in 2013. Dr Larry Robinson was the keynote speaker at this event at Port Louis harbour. For more information, go to www.jcomm.info/wio-dbcp2.

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GLOBE Africa (22 participating countries) is one of the 5 regions of the international GLOBE program (110 countries).

GIAC Chairman:
Mr. Mark Brettenny (South Africa)

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