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Development cooperation, 6/26/2014

Marine resarch ICI project


The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has since 2012 implemented an Institutional Cooperation Instrument (ICI) Project on marine research (Marinam) with Namibian National Marine Information and Research Centre (NatMIRC), that is part of Namibia's Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR). The Project is planned to continue until 2015. MFMR commissioned a fisheries and marine research vessel from the STX Finland shipyard with concessional credit loan from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland. The ICI Project was designed to complement the acquisition of this vessel. The aim of the Marinam Project is to achieve conditions where the regulation of fish stocks in Namibia is based on valid scientific information. In order to reach this goal, the research vessel has to be used efficiently. Training of the crew has a key role in this, and as part of the ICI Project the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) has been training the crew in the use of the research vessel. It was the wish of the Namibian partner to include the SAMK training component in the Project. The aim of the ICI Project's SAMK training component is that the research vessel is used efficiently and safely. The training has progressed as planned, but at the same time a need for further training has arisen. A recent evaluation of the concessional credit loan project also recommended further training for the crew of the vessel. As the training component has an impact on the whole ICI Project and the efficient use of the vessel, further financing of the component is justifiable.

Funding decision 6/26/2014

155 406 €

Tied amount

155 406 €

Target country


Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Aid to environment

Field of activity

Fishery research 100%

Type of aid

Other technical assistance

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Funding channel

Muut toteuttajat

Program based



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Updated 8/30/2016

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