Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT Upcoming Belmont Forum call on Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability

The Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth, will in early fall 2018 launch a call aiming at bringing together researchers and other expertise across the globe to innovate solutions to accelerate sustainable use of oceans and minimize the effects from global change. This Collaborative Research Action (CRA) call aims to contribute to the overall...
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Cities and Coasts Project: Calls for research proposals and proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline for submission of proposals for research projects and to support the organization of training courses/workshops under the Cities and Coasts Project has been extended until 27 July, 2018.
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New Issue of WIO Journal of Marine Science Published

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Volume 16 No 2 at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms. We invite you to view the Table of Contents and then access full articles.
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Certification events for Levels 1 and 2

Level 2 (L208) WIO-COMPAS is pleased to announce the offering of Level 2 Certification for MPA Managers, Assistant Managers, Site managers, Wardens, Deputy Wardens or Section Rangers. The Certification Assessment Event will be held on the 24-29 September 2018. Application documents are available for download here: Level 2 Call For Applications and Level 2 Application...
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MASMA Programme: Calls for research proposals and proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops & Publication of Books/Manuals – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for submission of proposals for research projects and to support the organization of training courses/workshops and publication of books/manuals has been extended until 27 July, 2018. For more details on these calls, click here.
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Regional Workshop on ‘Marine Organisms Response to Climate Change Effects – Adaptation or Extinction?’: Call for applications

WIOMSA and the Lund University of Sweden are organizing a Regional Workshop on ‘Marine Organisms Response to Climate Change Effects – Adaptation or Extinction?’ that will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 8 – 10 October 2018, The workshop will aim at furthering our knowledge and specifically to: Synthesize current knowledge about how marine species...
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Request for Comments on the WIOMSA Adaptive Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023

The purpose of this post is to request WIOMSA members to provide comments and feedback on the attached draft WIOMSA Adaptive Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023. The document is also available here. The External Evaluation of the MASMA Programme conducted in 2016/2017, found that the WIOMSA Strategic Plan 2005-2020 has largely been achieved. Further, the...
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Call for proposals for establishment of ocean acidification observation and laboratory experiments: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Deadlines for completion of online survey and submission of proposals have been extended. The deadline for the completion of online survey has been extended to 15 June 2018 and for the submission of full proposals to 30 June 2018. You can find more information on the call here.
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Cities and Coasts Project: Calls for research proposals and proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops

WIOMSA, with funding from the Government of Sweden, is implementing a four-year Cities and Coasts (C&C) Project (2018-2021), whose main objectives are to improve scientific knowledge and to stimulate research directed at underpinning effective and efficient responses by coastal cities to current and foreseeable challenges they face. Support will be given only to high quality,...
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