Role in Project

SANBI will contribute national data for fisheries, mining and shipping in Task 3.2, and significantly contribute to WP4 with broad scale habitat maps, anthropogenic pressures, and future distribution of selected vulnerable benthic habitats for the CS Benguela Current, in collaboration with the nationally funded Deep Forests programme. SANBI aims to host a WP5 workshop on marine ecosystem assessment and tipping points with a strong focus on formulating guidelines of how to establish thresholds of marine ecosystem condition to inform management and policy. SANBI will also contribute to T2.1 - Scanning the Seascape, and contribute to the development of a Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem (VME) database for the South Atlantic in T2.3.