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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.11: September 2020

WIOMSA and the Nairobi Convention have jointly produced two issues of the WIOMSA Magazine focusing on restoring damaged coastal ecosystems. The publication of this issue of the Magazine in 2020 is quite timely, coinciding with the start of the decade of ecosystem for which the United Nations has unequivocally reaffirmed that “restoring damaged ecosystems is […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – June 2020

Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on MASMA, MARG and the Cities and Coast Project, six newly published papers, regional news, new publications and the naming of a new genus of sea-cucumber- Chantalia conandae- in honour of the former WIOMSA board member and Honorary Member of WIOMSA Prof. Emeritus Chantal Conand. We hope you […]
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Enhancing Science-to-Policy Uptake in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Quick Guide

This document seeks to provide a brief guide for enhanced policy impact to researchers working in the area of ocean governance. The document is based on the report, Enhancing Science-to-Policy Uptake in the Western Indian Ocean Region: Background Document and Guidelines on Effective Science-to-Policy Interaction. This report was commissioned by WIOMSA as part of the […]
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Enhancing Science-to-Policy Uptake in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Background Document and Guidelines on Effective Science to Policy Interaction

The report provides an overview of current thinking on the science-to-policy interface, including a brief overview of relevant theory and a discussion of the policy cycle as a key framing concept to inform science-to-policy engagement. The report includes nine case studies from the Western Indian Ocean region and six international case studies, which seek to […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.10: May 2020

The edition is the second part of a series inspired by the Women in Marine Science Network (WiMS) based on the theme “Breaking the class ceiling; Stories from women who are making a difference in coastal and marine resource management”.  The editor, Rebecca Loustau-Lalanne, sums up this special issue that comes to you in the midst […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – March 2020

Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on the UN Decade of Ocean Science in the Western Indian Ocean, newly published papers such as the regional connectivity and the placement of MPAs in the WIO region and the challenges of small scale fisheries. We also cover a range of events that have taken place in […]
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Project Report: Workshop on Geospatial Technology Applied to Smart and Sustainable Coastal Cities. 2-7 December, 2019

The training course aimed at increasing the capacity in the application of geospatial tools in SSCC context; and demonstrating the existing and emerging decision support technology and tools, the workshop covered the following topics: 1. Understanding Smart Sustainable Coastal Cities and Smart Technologies 2. Identifying and mapping urban growth patterns and urban expansion trajectories 3. […]
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Adapting to Climate Change and Enhancing Resilience – A guide to building adaptive capacity and resilience to the impacts of climate change in coastal urban areas

This climate change adaptation guide offers political and technical leaders practical guidance on why it is necessary to respond to climate change and how to develop associated adaptation plans and actions. It provides a comprehensive overview of key climate change adaptation issues of relevance to African local governments and offers tangible examples of good practice. […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – December 2019

Read the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief. The December Newsbrief features articles on WIOMSA’s  annual grantees meeting, news from the Cities and Coast and MASMA competitive grant initiatives, a story on the role of the Western Indian Ocean in the first ever Marine Regions Forum in Berlin,  the kick off meeting of the WIOGEN project, a global study […]
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