GoGIN

Gulf of Guinea Inter-regional Network
2016/2020

Launched in December 2016 by the EU, the Gulf of Guinea Inter-Regional Network (GoGIN) aims to improve safety and maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, notably by supporting the establishment of an effective and technically efficient regional information sharing network.

The project covers 19 countries across the Gulf of Guinea, although its initial actions will focus on a pilot area corresponding to zones D and E of the architecture of Yaoundé (extending from Togo to Gabon).

Building on the achievements of CRIMGO, this new four-year project will support the implementation of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct and process. To that end, GoGIN will work to improve regional capacity for dialogue and coordination in the maritime domain.

These objectives will be achieved through concrete activities to support intersectorial coordination, as well as inter-regional maritime steering and dialogue.

GoGIN is run by Expertise France.

Activities

COORDINATION

CAPACITY-BUILDING

DEVELOPMENT

INFORMATION SHARING

Regional Stakeholders

National AIS Network

Implementation of AIS coastal network in Kenya, with provision of server, transponders, antenna and web accessible core software to complement and enhance the existing coastal surveillance network and interagency cooperation.

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Regional AIS Server

Provision and support for a regional AIS server which will serve as the primary system for collecting, distributing, storing, and visualizing AIS data from the participating regional national AIS systems, subject to sharing agreements.

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VoIP

Expansion of existing VoIP network provided by MARSIC project; the provision will include additional equipment, maintenance and support for free voice call facility for each regional country to communicate between nominated maritime centers.

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Knowledge Platform

Implementation and management of a web-based platform, offering watch, wiki, discussion forum and presentation of project activities.

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