Lessons learnt by the YARIS trainers in Paris

Lessons learnt by the YARIS trainers in Paris

The team of YARIS trainers shared lessons learnt, discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the YARIS platform and agreed on a new learning approach during a workshop in Paris from 20 to 24 June 2022. A look back over a week of dialogue and exchange Training in the...
What is IUU fishing?

What is IUU fishing?

[Source: Maritimafrica] IUU fishing, for “ Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated “ is a term used for over fifteen years, by international organisms, national governments, media, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc. This term was used for the first time in 1997 at the...
The European GoGIN+ project in nutshell

The European GoGIN+ project in nutshell

Discover the outlines of the GoGIN+ project and its flagship product, the YARIS platform in this trilingual leaflet (French, English, Portuguese). Read the leaflet. Download the printable version of the leaflet.
YARIS in Togo: the Maritime Agencies are connected

YARIS in Togo: the Maritime Agencies are connected

On May 20th 2022, The Minister-Counselor for the Sea, Mr Stanislas Baba, presided over the closing ceremony of the training on the use of the YARIS platform. After this 15-day training course, co-organised in Lomé by the Maritime Prefecture, the national YARIS network...
The maritime agencies of Guinea are connected to the YARIS platform

The maritime agencies of Guinea are connected to the YARIS platform

On May 13th 2022, the Minister Delegate in charge of National Defence, retired General Aboubacar Camara, presided over the closing ceremony of the training programme on how to use the YARIS platform (Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information System), in the presence...
The Nigerian Navy operational centres connected to YARIS

The Nigerian Navy operational centres connected to YARIS

The Nigerian Navy, first Navy in the Gulf of Guinea The Nigerian Navy is structured into five commands, three of which are operationally oriented. Each of these three major operational commands is headed by a Flag Officer whose responsibilities extend specifically to...
Grand African Nemo 2022 will use YARIS

Grand African Nemo 2022 will use YARIS

YARIS used as of the preparation of the GANo 22 maritime exercise The initial planning conference (IPC) of the major Grand African Nemo 22 (GANo22) exercise was held on 23 March 2022, under the coordination of the French Navy and more precisely of CECLANT (Atlantic...
YARIS information system deployed in Congo

YARIS information system deployed in Congo

[Pointe Noire, 8 April 2022] The Secretary General of the Prefecture of Pointe-Noire, chaired the closing ceremony of the YARIS (Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information System) user training programme, in the presence of the Representative of the European Union...
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: another security front

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: another security front

[Source: RFI] Plusieurs programmes sont actuellement en cours pour faire face à la piraterie dans le golfe de Guinée, considéré depuis plusieurs années comme la zone la plus dangereuse du monde pour la navigation. Mais le dernier bilan de 2021 indique une baisse...
National Training on YARIS

National Training on YARIS

The full operational capability of YARIS was achieved on 29 September 2020. Since then, the system is completely available for real operations and fully meets the pragmatic needs of the Yaoundé architecture, including its operational organisation. More on YARIS The...
UNODC conducts a mock trial in Congo using YARIS for evidence

UNODC conducts a mock trial in Congo using YARIS for evidence

The week of December 6th, UNODC conducted a maritime exercise in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, as part of its Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), which started with the implementation of the operational chain of the Yaoundé Architecture and ended with a...
Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea: A Cost Analysis for Coastal States

Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea: A Cost Analysis for Coastal States

[Source: Stable Seas] Pirate groups concentrated in the Niger Delta earn perhaps $5 million of direct income per year through theft and hostage-taking. The majority of this income—nearly $4 million per year—is stolen and extorted from non-African entities...
CRESMAC strengthened in its analysis of the maritime situation

CRESMAC strengthened in its analysis of the maritime situation

From 3 to 15 December 2021, the staff of CRESMAC (Regional Maritime Security Center for Central Africa) was trained in maritime domain awareness by three trainers from the GoGIN project. Designed upon the request of CRESMAC’s director, Captain Pierre Midianzou,...
YARIS successfully passes the test of intensive large-scale use

YARIS successfully passes the test of intensive large-scale use

The YARIS platform was implemented for the first time on a Gulf of Guinea-wide basis as part of the annual GANO 2021 exercise organised by France, the ICC, CRESMAC and CRESMAO from October 28th to November 7th, 2021. At the end of GANO 2021, the Gulf of Guinea Chiefs...
Angolan Navy Operations Centre is trained to use the YARIS platform

Angolan Navy Operations Centre is trained to use the YARIS platform

[Luanda, 22 October 2021] The Chief of Operations Directorate of the Angolan Navy (MGA), Vice Admiral MANUEL FERREIRA DE JESUS, chaired the closing ceremony of the advanced training programme of the YARIS (Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information System) platform in...
Transmission of piracy alerts in the Gulf of Guinea via #YARIS

Transmission of piracy alerts in the Gulf of Guinea via #YARIS

On 4 October, a anti-piracy exercise took place between the Beninese and French national Navies and the MDAT-GoG. The YARIS platform was used as a communications and information exchange tool between the different actors. The feedback from this exercise shows that the...
Pirates of the Niger Delta: between brown and blue waters

Pirates of the Niger Delta: between brown and blue waters

[Source: UNODC] A study on maritime piracy has been carried out by the Global Maritime Crime Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The study was funded by the Government of Denmark through the Danish Maritime Security Programme for the...