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Marc de Villiers
Across Africa, multiple examples of inspiring “blue solutions” which successfully help overcome challenges to sustainable development and human wellbeing in the marine and coastal realm can be found. The Blue Solutions Initiatives in collaboration with the Abidjan Convention, the Nairobi Convention, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association as well as the Sustainable Ocean Initiative...
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On behalf of the entire Western Indian Ocean Scientific Community and the friends of WIO region, we, a community of 500 coastal and marine scientists working in the Western Indian Ocean, meeting at the 9th biennial Scientific Symposium of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (www.wiomsa.org) make this Declaration to the 21st COP of...
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What a successful DAY ONE we all had! The day started off quite literally with a bang…on a drum! The opening remarks from Dr Jaqueline Uku encouraged us all to celebrate the spirit of WIOMSA, and it has been clear to me that the delegates brought a lot of spirit with them this year. Remember...
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The September Issue the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out with the following interesting articles: 1. National workshops to discuss a regional network for locally managed fisheries (LMFs) in the Western Indian Ocean 2. Preparations for Participation of the Western Indian Ocean Countries in the Forthcoming Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2): 2015-2020 3. Regional Course on...
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We will be producing two issues of Symposium Newsletter, prior to and during the Symposium as we did during the Eighth WIOMSA Symposium. The objective of the Newsletter is to provide an avenue for participants and interested parties to communicate information to delegates on news items, book launches, bursaries, courses, student adverts, invitations to special...
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It is now about 3 weeks until the 9th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in the Eastern Cape (Oct 26-30 2015). We are looking forward to what is going to be an extremely important and productive conference.  Here is some important pre-meeting information REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE 15 OCTOBER 2015 All...
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“I couldn’t be more inspired by the breadth of innovative approaches that the Association, in collaboration with our donors and partners, is taking to solve some of the Association’s and indeed the WIO region’s major challenges. Over and again, we have seen that WIOMSA’s best results are produced by creative partnerships with different stakeholders. This...
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The Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium Programme for oral presentations is now available online (http://symposium.wiomsa.org/ninth-wiomsa-symposium-programme_summary-page/). The Symposium Programme provides details of when and where the abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be presented as well as themes and sessions in which they fall. Abstracts of the oral presentations will be included later this week. Also confirmed...
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WIOMSA through its Commissioned Competitive Research Grant Programme is pleased to announce again a call for proposals for research on “Mariculture Development in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region: Sustainable Technologies that Meet the Needs of the Region and its People” The deadline for submitting full proposals at WIOMSA is Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Please...
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WIOMSA is pleased to announce again a call for proposals to support organizations of training courses/workshops. In the first call issued early this year, fewer than expected proposals were successful. The deadline for submitting full proposals at WIOMSA is Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Please note that proposals should be submitted online at http://proposals.wiomsa.org/masma-proposals/. Download the...
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