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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.9: December 2019

The Women in Marine Science Network (WiMS) has inspired the release of two special editions of the WIOMSA Magazine featuring the stories of women working in the marine and coastal field in the Western Indian Ocean region and beyond. Breaking the class ceiling: stories from women who are making a difference in coastal and marine […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – September/October 2019

Read the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on  various marine litter initiatives in the region, the development of the Western Indian Ocean Governance Strategy, news from the cities and coasts and MARG project grantees,  meetings and workshops that have taken place in the region, the release of  WIO Journal of Marine Science Volume 18 […]
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WIOMSA Annual Report – 2018

The WIOMSA Annual report for 2018 is out!  As 2018 marked WIOMSA’s 25th Anniversary, the Annual report features an inspiring ” Word from the WIOMSA President”chronicling the key success factors and major achievements of WIOMSA and the new directions for the Association. The report outlines the projects and activities that the Association undertook in 2018 including […]
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Offshore Fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species

The South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project has culminated in 2015 in the production of a comprehensive publication Offshore fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species produced by the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI). The report provides a valuable benchmark on the current knowledge of offshore fisheries in the […]
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Indian Ocean Community Conservation Handbook & Comic Series: 2) Marine Habitats

This handbook provides an overview of the major marine ecosystems present in the Western Indian Ocean. The text of this document provides general background information for the conservation field agent new to the marine environment or to community and civil society leaders without an extensive knowledge of marine science. This text may also serve as […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – March 2019 – Volume 24, No.1

Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief, which rounds up new projects, news, and events. Some of the highlights of the Newsbrief include the launch of the WiMS website, monitoring ocean acidification in the WIO region and the launch of Miji Bora Project. We also feature the historic maiden voyage of the FlipFlopi, a profile of Refiloe Mofokeng’s work on plastics, and Rima Beesoo’s […]
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Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean: Status and Management

The WIO mangroves cover about 1 million ha, which is just about 5% of the global mangrove coverage. Almost 90% of these mangroves are found in four countries, namely Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya; with the most expansive mangrove forests in these countries occurring in deltas and estuaries. This book is an outlook of the […]
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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science – Vol 9, No 2 (2010)

The Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) provides an avenue for the wide dissemination of high quality research generated in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. This journal issue covers an interesting array of articles such as: Phenology of Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. in a Disjunctly-zoned Mangrove Stand in Kenya, Diversity of the […]
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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science -Vol 9, No 1 (2010)

The Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) provides an avenue for the wide dissemination of high quality research generated in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. This journal issue covers an interesting array of articles such as: Monthly Variations in Sea Level at the Island of Zanzibar,Bioavailability of Sediment-bound Heavy Metals on the […]
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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science -Vol 8, No 2 (2009)

The Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) provides an avenue for the wide dissemination of high quality research generated in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. This journal issue covers an interesting array of articles such as: Eddy formation around South West Mascarene Plateau (Indian Ocean) as evidenced by satellite ‘global ocean colour’ […]
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