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08.06.2018 14:01 Age: 256 days
Minister of Maritime Economy of the Republic of Cape Verde visits GEOMAR
Dr. José da Silva Gonçalves learns about latest maritime technologies
Today, as part of an official trip to Germany, his Excellency Dr. José da Silva Gonçalves, both Minister of Tourism and Transport and Minister of Maritime Economy of the Republic of Cabo Verde, visited the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. Here, the Minister spoke with GEOMAR Director Prof. Dr. Peter Herzig about the existing close partnership between Kiel Marine Sciences and Cabo Verde as well as about further fields for future cooperation. During a visit to GEOMAR's Technology and Logistics Centre, the Minister learned about the latest methods and equipment used in ocean research.
For more than fourteen years, researchers from Kiel have been working closely with colleagues from Cabo Verde, particularly with researchers at the Cape Verdean fisheries research institute INDP in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente. In November 2017, GEOMAR and INDP were able to inaugurate the new Ocean Science Centre Mindelo as a hub for international research groups working in the tropical Atlantic.