The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is critical in supporting the social and economic development of the nations it borders. To safeguard the various opportunities it provides, it is essential to adopt sustainable ocean development models that balance ocean wealth and ocean health. This publication provides practical guidelines to start implementing national, regional or local ocean accounts, following the Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounting. It is further complemented by amendments proposed by the African Community of Practice based on lessons learned during the implementation of ocean accounts pilots across the WIO region.
This paper presents the first analysis of the intersection between marine spatial planning and ocean accounting.
This paper explores the roles MSP and ocean accounting play in strategic ocean governance, and how synergies may be enhanced to further an understanding of complex ocean systems.