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Report on Ocean Acidification Monitoring in the Western Indian Ocean Region

The Ocean Acidification monitoring report presents the research results of the WIOMSA supported ocean acidification projects in Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and Tanzania. The research provides a baseline […]
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A Review of Marine Plastic Litter in the Western Indian Ocean Region: Effectiveness of measures undertaken and opportunities

In 2020, the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA through the Group of Experts on Marine Litter and Microplastics commissioned three inter-related regional assessments on the status of marine litter and microplastics; […]
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Marine Plastic Litter in the WIO Region: Status, implications on the environment, human populations and effectiveness of measures and opportunities. A Synthesis Report

In 2020, the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA through the Group of Experts on Marine Litter and Microplastics commissioned three inter-related regional assessments on the status of marine litter and microplastics; […]
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Regional Overview of Physical Alteration and Destruction of Habitats (PADH) in the Western Indian Ocean region

This regional overview report presents an assessment of: the importance of the three main priority areas for action (Coastal tourism; mangroves mining/sediment movement; ports and land reclamation and damming of […]
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Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) – A summary for policy makers

The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) is the first comprehensive regional synthesis to provide insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the […]
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Climate change strategy for the Nairobi Convention

The Climate Change Strategy for the Western Indian Ocean region is an operational framework to foster regional cooperation in addressing the impacts of climate change by assessing the degree of […]
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Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO)

The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) is the first comprehensive regional synthesis to provide insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the […]
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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 […]
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Regional training workshop on use of constructed wetlands technology for wastewater treatment, Mombasa, Kenya. 18-22 November 2019

The training aimed at 1) giving participants the knowledge and skills to perform basic wetland design and critically assess existing wetlands or wetland proposals and 2) establishing a network of scientists and […]
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Experiences Of Periodic Closures In Small-scale Invertebrate Fisheries

Periodic closures, which are also known as temporary, short-term, rotational, periodically harvested, or non-permanent closures, temporarily ban the harvesting of marine resources in specific areas (Cohen and Foale, 2013). Use of […]
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