CFOO is a regional, multi-institutional, Centre of Excellence in observational and operational oceanography, associated applied research and species management programs.
Based in South Africa, CFOO was established with the intent on developing in-situ monitoring, observational and operational oceanography in conjunction with marine species management, particularly Endangered species. In achieving this, CFOO will incorporate training, education, human capacity development, scientific research, R & D, engineering and renewable energy applications. Accessibility using modern techniques is key to the effective use of the resources available, particularly the live data. This will include in-field data entry via mobile or tablet for tracking animals and assist environmental law enforcement.