From 21 to 25 August 2021, the Multinational Maritime Coordination Centre (MMCC) of ECOWAS Zone F prepared and conducted the Operation Anouanze. The operation, led by Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, was supported by UNODC through Danish funding and used data provided by Skylight and Trygg Mat Tracking. Aiming to oversee the compliance with law at sea in the vast area connecting the EEZs of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, the operation was carried out thanks to a system of naval air assets pooled by the two countries and coordinated by the MMCC.
At the request of the participants, GoGIN sent a trainer to Abidjan to optimise the use of the YARIS communications and decision-making platform during the operation. The feedback on YARIS following Operation Anouanze highlights the value of the platform, which offers a single, comprehensive information system to use in situations where, in the past, several tools were required to achieve the same results.