Fisheries research officer at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Mr. Steve Mosese he learnt a lot from a symposium and workshop he attended in Noumea this week.
The three day workshop brought together various experts which included scientists, technicians and decision makers from the Pacific, Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Red sea to discuss ideas on research tools and methods to support the conservation and management of coral reefs.
On that, countries will be introduced to the SABLE project, A seascape genomic approach to improve monitoring and conservation strategies, which was successfully trialed in New Caledonia by the research organizations IRD, EPFL and CNRS under the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and the United Nations Program (UNEP).
This will provide countries the opportunity for networking and partnership as they explore a new cutting edge tool of combining genomic science, computing and marine spatial planning (Remote sensing). taking a deeper step into science and conservation