PREFACE "Enhancing prediction of Tropical Atlantic climate and its impacts" was a climate change project with 28 partners across 18 countries in Europe and Africa, and 3 associate partners directly involved in the sustainable management of the three Eastern boundary large marine ecosystems of the Tropical Atlantic. PREFACE is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme Cooperation (ENV.2013.6.1-1: Climate-related ocean processes and combined impacts of multiple stressors on the marine environment),  under Grant Agreement number 603521. It is ended in 2018


This project aimed to carry out interdisciplinary research in the marine environment, addressing different scales of variability in the oceans off southern Africa and provided knowledge that allowed impacts of future climate change to be anticipated and adaptation strategies developed. The project spanned the "Environment" and "Climate System" thematic areas of the SANCOOP call. It built on the already-established, strong relationships between the University of Cape Town's Marine Research Institute (including the Nansen-Tutu Centre), the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Bergen, and the University of Bergen and the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the University of Oslo.