Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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We are dedicated to promoting the educational, scientific and technological development of all aspects of marine sciences in the western Indian Ocean region.

We have established ourselves as a leader in the advancement of science, policy and action for transformational stewardship and the long-term development of the western Indian Ocean coastal and marine environment.

OUR WORK

Science and Policy

Increasing evidence-based policy, discourse and action is a central component of WIOMSA’s science and policy interventions.
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Enhancing capacity for ocean governance

 

For over 30 years, WIOMSA has been implementing capacity building programmes in the WIO region for marine and coastal practitioners, policy makers, coastal planners, academia through various means and at various levels in the WIO region.
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Programmes

 

WIOMSA has been implementing various programmes since its creation in 1993. Our programmes aim to address global goals and targets with a particular emphasis on the intersection of SDG 14 and SDG 1, as well as the Global Biodiversity Framework.
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Networks

 

An essential part of WIOMSA’s work is to foster and support the development of knowledge sharing networks and taskforces.
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IMPACT AT A GLANCE

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Million USD invested in research
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Regional Science Policy Platform
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Marine scientists & institutions
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WIOMSA research grant beneficiaries
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scientific publications
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Regional scientific symposiums
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Coastal zone managers
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Our History

WIOMSA is registered in Zanzibar, Tanzania and South Africa. While our role has evolved over time, our focus on working with members and partners to promote interdisciplinary marine and coastal science remains steadfast.

We have come of age, constantly innovating at every step to ensure that our founding mission of promoting marine science and management for the development of the WIO-remains as relevant today as it did many years ago. 

Contact Us

  • Mizingani Street, House No. 734, Zanzibar
  • + 255 24 2233472/2234597
  • secretary@wiomsa.org