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July 2021

WIO Marine Protected Area Outlook Launch

July 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

The Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA are pleased to announce the launch of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas Outlook, a new publication from UNEP / Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA that examines the current and future status of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on a regional level. It documents progress made by countries in the WIO region  towards the achievement of SDG 14.2, in which countries committed to protecting 10% of their marine and coastal areas by 2020 and provides lessons…

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October 2021

One Ocean Science Event

October 25, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

In the last few years, the scientific community, policy-makers, business, and civil society have worked together to raise awareness of the rapid degradation of the ocean. The science has proven that the ocean protects us from climate change, a huge heat store and absorbing around 25% of all CO2 emissions. Ocean discovery and environmental monitoring are critical to help better understand the ocean and its ecosystems. All over the world, ocean scientists are working together to address both deep disciplinary…

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December 2021

Launch of reports on “Coastal Cities of the Western Indian Ocean Region and the Blue Economy”

December 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

WIOMSA and UN Habitat are pleased to invite you to the launch of four cities Blue Economy studies (Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Port Louis and Kilifi) and a strategic “Roadmap for the Development of the Blue Economy in Coastal Cities. The Blue city case studies outline broadly the current situation concerning the blue economy in coastal cities across the Western Indian Ocean region. The road map provides recommendations for cities in current and future blue economy planning, activities and investment.…

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January 2022

Plastics training course to stop waste

January 12 @ 8:00 am - February 1 @ 5:00 pm

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) are pleased to announce the launch of the Plastics Training Workshop as an interactive online course. Have you ever wished that you had a better understanding of plastics and plastic pollution? If you are a decision-maker, a manager, researcher, educator, or involved in any way with plastic materials and discarded plastics, then take this opportunity to learn more about this dynamic material. Register for the virtual course here.…

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