Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Click here for Symposium Website

PEER Women in Science Mentorship: Call for Applications

The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is happy to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting the career development of women in science: the Women in Science Mentoring Program. This program is designed in response to established studies showing that women are underrepresented in higher education and academia, in part due to...
Read More

Tim and Nyawira win the first Award for Conservation Excellence!

Timothy McClanahan and Nyawira Muthiga, founders of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s coral reef program, won the first Award for Conservation Excellence, or ACE. The award carries a cash prize of $100,000, as well as a $5,000 Cabela’s gift certificate. @Kimberly Fletcher   @Kimberly Fletcher Read the full article.    
Read More

The WIOMSA Board of Trustees: Election of Leadership and Board Appointments

Dr. Jacqueline Uku has been elected by the WIOMSA Board of Trustees to continue serving as WIOMSA President. The board elected Dr. Ranjeet Bhagooli as Vice President and Prof. Yunus Mgaya as Treasurer. The officials were elected during the 38th meeting of the WIOMSA Board of Trustees that was held in Nairobi, Kenya on the...
Read More

New Issue WIO Journal of Marine Science Published is out

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Vol 16, No 1 (2017), at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms. This issue contains the following articles: i) Salum S. Hamed, Narriman S. Jiddawi, Philip. O.J. Bwathondi – Effects of blood meal as a substitute for fish meal in the culture of juvenile Silver Pompano Trachinotus blochii (Lacepède,...
Read More

Practical training and experience are more important than formal education

Much of what we learn – in the MPA field and in life in general – comes to us informally. We receive advice from a colleague, we figure out something ourselves, or we see what works through trial and error. This kind of knowledge can be invaluable. In November issue, MPA News asked practitioners what...
Read More

Spotlight on the 10th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: Latest WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. This is a combined issue of September and December issues and contains several interesting articles most of which related to the recently held 10th WIOMSA Symposium and associated activities/events. Symposium photo gallery is also included. Thanks for all the support in 2017. We wish you all...
Read More

Course materials from the workshop on Introduction to R Programming are now available!

Course materials from the recently held WIOMSA introduction to R workshop can now be found online at: https://github.com/WIORWorkshop/WIO-R-WORKSHOP-2017 Those interested may also subscribe to our email list for questions and discussions on R and general quantitative advise on this link: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wiorquantitativeadvise/join.
Read More

The Use of Research Outputs by Management Authorities

In 2015, WIOMSA commissioned a study which led to the production of the report “The Use of Research Outputs by Management Authorities: Assessment of Current Practices and Identification of Capacity Building Needs.” This report present results of assessment of how organisations dealing with marine and coastal issues in countries of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)...
Read More

Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly-Please attend!

The Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly will be held on 3 November 2017 will start at 9:00. One of the main agenda of the General Assembly is the ‘Future of the WIOMSA Symposium’. We are urging members and non-members to provide inputs and comments on the paper. All participants (members and non-members) are encouraged to attend...
Read More