WASCAL (West Adrican Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use)


The Master's Degree in Climate Change and Marine Sciences at the Atlantic Technical University in Mindelo, Cabo Verde is implemented in close collaboration with GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel University (CAU) and the Thünen Institute as German partner institutions, and with the National Institute of the Sea (IMar) and the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM) as partner institutions in Cabo Verde.

This consortium is well suited to provide the necessary scientific and academic skills in climate, marine science, and management at both the international and regional levels in West Africa in the context of climate change.

The curriculum of the Master's program includes multidisciplinary theoretical and practical modules as well as an expedition on a German research vessel between West Africa and Germany.

The joint UNESCO Chair for "Integrated Marine Sciences" at Kiel University (CAU) and GEOMAR aims in particular at the education of West African students in the context of the Master's research program.