THE ALGOA BAY PROJECT

Working together for our oceans

The project consists of two phases. Phase 1 aims to collect data on and model the biophysical and governance systems in the Bay. Phase 2 aims to address the socio-economic system, and tie all three systems together in an overall model that can inform marine spatial planning decisions in the Bay.

ABOUT

Marine Spatial Planning in South Africa

Through Operation Phakisa, launched in 2014, South Africa is committed to unlocking the economic potential of our oceans. Current single-sector planning can lead to unsustainable practices and conflict between different activities. Instead, integrated planning can promote sustainable activities and maximise socio-economic benefits while ensuring environmental protection. 
The Marine Spatial Planning Bill, published by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in 2017, calls for the development of a Marine Spatial Plan for the South African maritime domain to ensure a productive, healthy and safe ocean that is accessible, understood, equitably governed and sustainably developed and managed for the benefit of all.

 

SUB-PROJECTS

Phase 1 and 2 of the Algoa Bay Project are further sectioned into 4 sub-projects 

STUDY AREA FOR SUB-PROJECTS 1-4

 

Marine boundary = Outer limit of the territorial sea (red line in Figure below)

Western boundary = Western edge of Sardinia Bay MPA to the outer limit of the territorial sea

Eastern boundary = Cannon Rocks to the outer limit of the territorial sea

Landward boundary = as for the National Biodiversity Assessment (below) 

STUDY AREA - LANDWARD BOUNDARY

The landward boundary extends beyond the permanent vegetation line to include coastal features (physical and biological) that have strong marine connections in structure or function.

This includes: coastal vegetation types, estuaries, coastal lakes and wetlands, foredune ecosystems, stromatolites, sandy beaches, rocky shores, mixed shores, boulder shores, kelp beds, reefs, inshore hard grounds, gravels, sands and muds, and islands.

12 nm Territorial seas

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

William James

 

STUDY AREA - PORT LIMITS

 

LITERATURE DATABASE

ALGOA BAY PROJECT DATA

RESEARCH

CONFERENCES

We are pleased to share the recent success of several Community of Practice (CoP) members who presented on the Algoa Bay Project at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) in Borneo. The CoP members presented in their own Symposium, which will be published in the conference Proceedings in Frontiers in Marine Science. Below are their abstracts and respective presentations. 

 

ALL ABOUT OUR BAY

 

LECTURES

View The Nelson Mandela University Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Amanda Lombard entitled: So long, and thanks for all the fish (a hitch-hiker's guide to saving the seas).

Delivered on 30 October 2018.

LECTURES

View The Nelson Mandela University Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Amanda Lombard entitled: So long, and thanks for all the fish (a hitch-hiker's guide to saving the seas).

Delivered on 30 October 2018.

 

MEET THE MEMBERS

 

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE PARTICIPANTS

Rosemary Dorrington (RU; SAIAB)
Amanda Lombard (NMU)
Thomas Bornman (SAEON; NMU)
Janine Adams (NMU)
Hayley Cawthra (Counsil of Geoscience; NMU)
Shaun Deyzel (SAEON; NMU)
Wayne Goschen (SAEON)
Kennith Liu (UFH)
Jacques Mahler-Coetzee (UFC)
Gwynneth Matcher (SAIAB; RU)
Christopher McQuid (RU)
Shirley Parker-Nance (SAEON; RU)
Angus Paterson (SAIAB)
Renzo Perissinotto (NMU)
Francesca Porri (SAIAB; NMU)
Michael Roberts (NMU)
Bernadette Snow (NMU)
Patrick Vrancken (NMU)

CONTACT THE ALGOA BAY PROJECT

Get in touch with The Algoa Bay Project via email or on facebook to find out more about our organization and the work we do.

 

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