Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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WIOMSA, founded in 1993, is a non- governmental organization that promotes educational, scientific, and technological marine science development in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

WIOMSA’s role has evolved over time but its focus on working with members and partners to promote regional interdisciplinary marine and coastal science remains the same. The organization has come of age, constantly innovating ay every step to ensure that our founding mission- promoting marine science and management for the development of the WIO- remains as relevant today as it did many years ago.

WIOMSA has now established itself as a leader in the advancement of science, policy amd action for transformational stewardship and the long term development of the WIO coastal and marine environment.

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