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Job Opportunity: Co-funded MQ DVCR and WIOMSA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Macquarie University (MQU) and Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) https://www.wiomsa.org partnership, with support from Macquarie University DVC is...
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Smart City project launched in Mombasa

STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10 MARCH 2019: Mombasa County has launched a three year Sh.33 million research project to make it a...
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Women in Marine Science launches their website

Today, on International Women’s day, the Network of Women in Marine Science are proud to announce the launch of their...
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Membership to the Group of Experts on Marine Litters and Microplastics: Call for expression of interest

The Ninth Conference of Parties to the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment...
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Call for Applications for “Quantification and Valuation of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services” Training Workshop

ERACOMA, in collaboration with the South Eastern Kenya University, Machakos University, the University of Nairobi, Kenya Wildlife Services, Cambridge University...
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Abstract submission deadline extended

The deadline for abstract submission for WIOMSA’s 11th Scientific Symposium was 31st January. However, due to an overwhelming amount of...
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Cities and Coasts Project: New Calls for proposals

WIOMSA, through its Cities and Coasts project, is announcing calls for research proposals to conduct research and to support the...
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Submission of Symposium Abstracts: Online System Activated!

Abstracts for the Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium can now be submitted online at http://abstract.wiomsa.org/index.php/wiomsa/11WSS.   Please follow the online submission instructions...
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Rising from the Depths: The second funding call is live!

The Rising from the Depths Network are happy to announce that our second call for funding applications is now live....
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Job Opportunity: WIOMSA Executive Secretary

WIOMSA seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary is responsible...
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Job Opportunity: WIOMSA Executive Secretary

WIOMSA seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary is responsible...
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Ocean governance course: IOI-Canada: Call for applications

The International Ocean Institute’s flagship interdisciplinary training programme has been conducted at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia each summer...
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Belmont Forum call on Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability

Opening Date: Friday, 2 November, 2018 Closing Date: Saturday, 31 August, 2019 The Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth...
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Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program: Call for Proposals 2019 is out now!!!

WIOMSA is inviting submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program for 2019. The MARG programme provides young...
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Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program: Call for Proposals 2019 is out now!!!

WIOMSA is inviting submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program for 2019. The MARG programme provides young...
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY CO-CREATED EVENT

The Government of Kenya and UNDP Kenya invites our global community to contribute content towards a planned co-created photography and...
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Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the University of Mauritius, and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to announce...
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Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the University of Mauritius, and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to announce...
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WIOMSA Annual Report 2017 is Out!

We are pleased to announce the release of the WIOMSA Annual Report for 2017. The report highlights a myriad of...
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WIOMSA Annual Report 2017 is Out!

We are pleased to announce the release of the WIOMSA Annual Report for 2017. The report highlights a myriad of...
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ACU Blue Charter Fellowships

Applications have recently opened for a new programme of fellowships aimed at researchers who are working to combat marine plastics...
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Job openings at CORDIO – NORAD project

CORDIO is recruiting a Programme Manager and a Senior Scientist. The Programme Manager will be responsible for coordinating, monitoring and...
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Recruiting Executive Director for Sea Sense

Sea Sense, a marine conservation NGO in Tanzania, is looking for a new Executive Director; due to growth over the...
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Consultancies by the WIOSAP Project

The WIOSAP Project has issued two consultancies: Position: Climate Change Specialist – Mangroves, Seagrass and Coral Reefs Link:  https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=104412  ...
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Madagascar agrees to a 10 year fisheries agreement with Chinese consortium

At the beginning of September, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the President of Madagascar, attended the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa...
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Open call for institutions to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes in the WIO Region: DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for submission of proposals to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes from institutions in the WIO region has been...
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Open call for institutions to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes in the WIO Region: DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for submission of proposals to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes from institutions in the WIO region has been...
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The latest issue of the WIO Journal of Marine Science is out!

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its first regular issue of 2018, Volume 17 (1). The...
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The latest issue of the WIO Journal of Marine Science is out!

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its first regular issue of 2018, Volume 17 (1). The...
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Women in fisheries

The 28th issue of the Women in Fisheries Bulletin, which highlights gender roles in coastal fisheries and development, and women’s...
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Open call for institutions to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes in the WIO Region

WIOMSA in partnership with the African Marine Waste Network (AMWN), is calling for proposals to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes...
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Open call for institutions to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes in the WIO Region

WIOMSA in partnership with the African Marine Waste Network (AMWN), is calling for proposals to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes...
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Job Opportunities at the Birdlife International

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit the Head of Conservation Division and the Vulture Conservation Manager. The deadline for submission...
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Re-advertisement: Technical Coordinator ­ Marine and Coastal Resilience Programme, IUCN ESARO

KINDLY NOTE: THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT AND PREVIOUS APPLICANTS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WILL BE CONSIDERED AND DO NOT NEED...
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Regional Workshop on ‘Marine Organisms Response to Climate Change Effects – Adaptation or Extinction?’: Call for applications: DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

The deadline for submission of applications to attend the Regional Workshop on ‘Marine Organisms Response to Climate Change Effects –...
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Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the University of Mauritius are pleased to announce the Eleventh WIOMSA...
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Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the University of Mauritius are pleased to announce the Eleventh WIOMSA...
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WIOJMS Special Issue on Humpback Whales in the Western Indian Ocean is out!

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Special Issue 1/2018 – Humpback Whales in...
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WIOJMS Special Issue on Humpback Whales in the Western Indian Ocean is out!

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Special Issue 1/2018 – Humpback Whales in...
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Deadline 31 July 2018: Submit your WIO-COMPAS Application now!

Level 2 (L208) WIO-COMPAS is pleased to announce the offering of Level 2 Certification for MPA Managers, Assistant Managers, Site...
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

DST/NRF SARChI Research Chair: Environmental and Social Dimensions of the Bio-economy Department of Environmental and Geographical Science University of Cape...
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Blue Carbon Module is Now Live!

The Blue Carbon Module compiles the latest scientific guidance and tools to help managers, researchers, practitioners, and governments understand how...
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Miguel Gonçalves: Congratulations to a true custodian of nature!

Peace Parks Foundation is proud of the passionate and dedicated teams, on the ground in transfrontier conservation areas daily, fighting...
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Consultancies in support of the WIOSAP Project

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat through the WIOSAP Project is advertising the consultancies below to support development of restoration guidelines for...
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The WIOMSA Newsbrief is Out

The June 2018 issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out! The newsletter brings you up to date information on  WIOMSA...
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Technical Coordinator – Marine and Coastal Resilience Programme

IUCN invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of The Technical Coordinator – Marine and Coastal...
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PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT Upcoming Belmont Forum call on Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability

The Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth, will in early fall 2018 launch a call aiming at bringing together...
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Senior Research Associate – Coral Reef Fish Ecology: Determinants of Fish Nutrient Quality (ERC)

An exciting opportunity exists for a marine or nutrition scientist to contribute to an ERC funded project: Coral Reef Fish...
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Cities and Coasts Project: Calls for research proposals and proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline for submission of proposals for research projects and to support the organization of training courses/workshops under the Cities...
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New Issue of WIO Journal of Marine Science Published

The Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Volume 16 No 2 at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms....
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New Issue of WIO Journal of Marine Science Published

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Volume 16 No 2 at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms. We...
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Certification events for Levels 1 and 2

Level 2 (L208) WIO-COMPAS is pleased to announce the offering of Level 2 Certification for MPA Managers, Assistant Managers, Site...
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Certification events for Levels 1 and 2

Level 2 (L208) WIO-COMPAS is pleased to announce the offering of Level 2 Certification for MPA Managers, Assistant Managers, Site...
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Science to Policy Forum in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat through the Project on the ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the...
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Consultancy to develop a WIO Coral Reef Ecosystem Restoration Guidelines

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat through the WIOSAP Project is seeking the services of an expert to develop a WIO Coral...
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Coding to save our coral reefs

WCS scientists has produced a video showing how they are using GitHub and coding to synthesize information from our large...
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Proposal for subgenus Holothuria (Microthele) in CITES Appendix II

France has prepared a listing proposal of the subgenus Holothuria (Microthele), included 4 species, in CITES Appendix II. These are:...
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Consultancies to support implementation of the WIOSAP Project

The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention have received funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to execute the Project...
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CALL FOR CONCEPTS – German-African Partners for Ocean Knowledge

The Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is seeking to facilitate partnerships between German and African research...
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Taking care of ocean habitats

Kenyan coral marine biologist Nyawira Muthiga won the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence together with her husband, American marine biologist...
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OTGA/KMFRI Training Course: Marine Spatial Planning: Call for applications

OTGA are pleased to inform you that the period for applications for the Training Course on Marine Spatial Planning, to...
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Training Course in Coral and Sponge Taxonomy: Call for applications

The Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the Biodiversity Programme of the Indian Ocean...
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Regional Workshop on ‘Marine Organisms Response to Climate Change Effects – Adaptation or Extinction?’: Call for applications

WIOMSA and the Lund University of Sweden are organizing a Regional Workshop on ‘Marine Organisms Response to Climate Change Effects...
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Request for Comments on the WIOMSA Adaptive Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023

The purpose of this post is to request WIOMSA members to provide comments and feedback on the attached draft WIOMSA...
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Request for Comments on the WIOMSA Adaptive Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023

The purpose of this post is to request WIOMSA members to provide comments and feedback on the attached draft WIOMSA...
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Call for proposals for establishment of ocean acidification observation and laboratory experiments: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Deadlines for completion of online survey and submission of proposals have benn extended. The deadline for the completion of online...
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Call for proposals for establishment of ocean acidification observation and laboratory experiments: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Deadlines for completion of online survey and submission of proposals have been extended. The deadline for the completion of online...
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Competing with cheaper fish imports

As the fish population in Kenya’s Lake Victoria decreases, local fishermen try to compete with cheaper fish imports from China....
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SOLSTICE 2-week Training Course in Remote Sensing and GIS: Call for applications

The SOLSTICE Training Course in Remote Sensing and GIS will take place at IMS, Zanzibar 17-28 September 2018. The first...
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Call for proposals for establishment of ocean acidification observation and laboratory experiments: DEADLINE NEARS FOR COMPLETION OF ONLINE SURVEY!

The deadline for completion of online surveys in response to the Call for proposals for establishment of ocean acidification observation...
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Cities and Coasts Project: Calls for research proposals and proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops

WIOMSA, with funding from the Government of Sweden, is implementing a four-year Cities and Coasts (C&C) Project (2018-2021), whose main...
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Cities and Coasts Project: Calls for research proposals and proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops

WIOMSA, with funding from the Government of Sweden, is implementing a four-year Cities and Coasts (C&C) Project (2018-2021), whose main...
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Call for proposals for establishment of ocean acidification observation and laboratory experiments

WIOMSA in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), the IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) and...
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Call for proposals for establishment of ocean acidification observation and laboratory experiments

WIOMSA in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), the IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) and...
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Call for Expression of Interest to host the Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in 2019

WIOMSA is inviting expressions of interest to host the Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium from all the countries in the region...
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Call for Expression of Interest to host the Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in 2019

WIOMSA is inviting expressions of interest to host the Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium from all the countries in the region...
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Our latest Newsbrief is out now!

Have you read our latest Newbrief? it’s full of exciting news and information on range of topics including election of...
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Our latest Newsbrief is out now!

Have you read our latest Newbrief? it’s full of exciting news and information on range of topics including election of...
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Positions announcement: USAID/Madagascar Hay Tao Program

The University of Rhode Island, Coastal Resources Center, is recruiting applicants for the positions of Capacity Development Specialist and Marine...
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Job Advertisement: Accountant at WIOMSA

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of...
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Job Advertisement: Accountant at WIOMSA

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of...
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Call for Expression of Interest: Consulting Services For SWIOFish Project

The South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Program (SWIOFish) is inviting expression of interest to undertake consultancy...
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Job Opportunity: Cities and Coasts Project Manager

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of...
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Job Opportunity: Cities and Coasts Project Manager

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of...
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#ResearchforChange MAXQDA Research Grants

Supporting students conducting fieldwork with ‘community-engagement‘ VERBI Software supports you in using professional research software from the very beginning. MAXQDA...
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Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program: Call for Proposals is now Open!!!

WIOMSA is calling for submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program. The MARG programme provides young and...
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Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program: Call for Proposals is now Open!!!

WIOMSA is calling for submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program. The MARG programme provides young and...
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Job Opportunity at WIOMSA: Communication and Engagement Coordinator

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of...
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Job Opportunity at WIOMSA: Communication and Engagement Coordinator

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of...
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Fully-funded PhD vacancy at FMS/ ZMT Bremen

The Development and Knowledge Sociology Work Group, ZMT is pleased to announce a fully-funded doctoral position at the Leibniz Center...
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Opportunities for higher education institutions

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab is pleased to announce an open solicitation for human...
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A new Agreement between Sida and WIOMSA Signed!

It´s official! Sida and WIOMSA have signed an agreement on the next 5 years of support to WIOMSA. The MASMA...
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A new Agreement between Sida and WIOMSA Signed!

It´s official! Sida and WIOMSA have signed an agreement on the next 5 years of support to WIOMSA. The MASMA...
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Regional Training Course on Practical Tools in Quantitative Fisheries Assessment

University of Florida in partnership with the African Billfish Foundation and Pwani University are organizing a Regional Training Course on...
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Regional fact sheets highlighting the importance of coral reefs

Three fact sheets to communicate the economic and social importance of coral reefs at a country and regional level have...
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Job Opportunity: Marine Conservationist, WCS Tanzania Program

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is an equal opportunity employer and seeks Marine Conservationists to implement field-based marine conservation projects...
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Nominations for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018 The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON...
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PEER Women in Science Mentorship: Call for Applications

The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is happy to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting the...
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PEER Women in Science Mentorship: Call for Applications

The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is happy to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting the...
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Seychelles protects an area ‘as big as Britain’ in Indian Ocean!!!

The Seychelles has created protected areas “the size of Great Britain” in the Indian Ocean. In exchange for getting some...
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Tim and Nyawira win the Award for Conservation Excellence!

Timothy McClanahan and Nyawira Muthiga, founders of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s coral reef program, won the first Award for Conservation...
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Tim and Nyawira win the first Award for Conservation Excellence!

Timothy McClanahan and Nyawira Muthiga, founders of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s coral reef program, won the first Award for Conservation...
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The WIOMSA Board of Trustees: Election of Leadership and Board Appointments

Dr. Jacqueline Uku has been elected by the WIOMSA Board of Trustees to continue serving as WIOMSA President. The board...
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Funding for PhD students from Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania to spend 12 months in the UK

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months...
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The International Ocean Institute announces the DANIELLE DE ST. JORRE SCHOLARSHIP

In memory of Danielle de St. Jorre, applications and nominations are invited for a scholarship to help fund the participation...
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MSc to investigate coral reef responses to climate change

The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated South African candidate to join our multidisciplinary coral reef...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: NF-POGO CofE at the AWI on Helgoland & Sylt, Autumn 2018 (1. year , phase III)

The Alfred Wegner Institute is delighted to announce its 5th year hosting the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE);...
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Job Opportunity: Public Information Officer, P3

Duty Station: Nairobi Deadline: 27 January 2018 UN Environment’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance...
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Job Opportunity: HEAD, Ocean Economy Unit, Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping

The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping has been set up in line with Government vision to...
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Scoping Study to Develop Strategic Approach for Enterprise Development in Coastal Fishing Communities in Kenya

The Government of Kenya through the the World Bank-funded Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socioeconomic Development Project (KEMFSED) is requesting expression...
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New Issue WIO Journal of Marine Science Published is out!

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Vol 16, No 1 (2017), at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms. This issue...
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New Issue WIO Journal of Marine Science Published is out

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Vol 16, No 1 (2017), at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms. This issue...
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SOLSTICE-WIO- First project Newsletter is out!

The first Building research capacity to address challenges of food security in Western Indian Ocean countries (SOLSTICE) newsletter is out....
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2018 IOI-SA Course in Ocean Governance

The IOI-SA Course in Ocean Governance for Africa will run from the 3rd to the 28th September 2018 in Cape...
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Job Opportunity: Rising from the Depths Post-doc Position (Geosciences/Physical Geography

The Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and competent researcher to contribute to...
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Coral reefs off Tanzania’s coast are being destroyed, most beyond repair

If current trends continue and countries fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs will...
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Spotlight on the 10th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: Latest WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. This is a combined issue of September and December issues and...
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Call for Expression of Interest: Consulting Services for Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socioeconomic Development Project

The Government of Kenya is inviting expression of interest to undertake a consultancy to provide direct input into the Kenya...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND RESEARCHERS FOR FULLY FUNDED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SEYCHELLES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND RESEARCHERS FOR FULLY FUNDED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SEYCHELLES Find out...
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Job Opportunity with Nairobi Convention: Senior Programme Management Officer, P5

The Nairobi Convention is part of the Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment, Ecosystems Division. The United Nations...
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WIOMSA Members Elect New Board!

Following the elections for the new WIOMSA Board of Trustees during the 6th General Assembly held on the 3rd November...
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Course materials from the workshop on Introduction to R Programming are now available!

Course materials from the recently held WIOMSA introduction to R workshop can now be found online at: https://github.com/WIORWorkshop/WIO-R-WORKSHOP-2017. Those interested...
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Course materials from the workshop on Introduction to R Programming are now available!

Course materials from the recently held WIOMSA introduction to R workshop can now be found online at: https://github.com/WIORWorkshop/WIO-R-WORKSHOP-2017 Those interested...
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The Use of Research Outputs by Management Authorities

In 2015, WIOMSA commissioned a study which led to the production of the report “The Use of Research Outputs by...
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Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly-Please attend!

The Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly will be held on 3 November 2017 will start at 9:00. One of the main...
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Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly-Please attend!

The Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly will be held on 3 November 2017 will start at 9:00. One of the main...
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The WIOMSA Symposium app is now live!

The WIOMSA Scientific Symposium mobile app is live now and all Symposium participants are encouraged to download it. Download the...
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Body paint show at the Symposium!

On 30th October from 1900 hours during the first cocktail, Jocktan Makeke, an award-winning costume and body paint artist will...
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South African IORAG holding a special session during the 10th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium

South Africa has taken over as chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, as of October 2017, with the theme:...
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SPECIAL SESSION ON SECOND INTERNATIONAL INDIAN OCEAN EXPEDITION (2015-2020)

The UNESCO/IOC’s Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States – IOCAFRICA with support from the IOGOOS Secretariat is...
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Job Opportunity: TNC Africa Oceans Strategy Director

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of the TNC Africa Oceans Strategy...
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Uncovering the mysteries of the Indian Ocean aboard the SA Agulhas II

The SA Agulhas II has embarked on the first leg of the WIO regional cruise. Below is a photo of...
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Call for expression of interest as authors

The Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Western Indian Ocean region through its GEF-funded project on...
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Call for expression of interest as authors

The Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Western Indian Ocean region through its GEF-funded project on...
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Art Competition for primary and secondary school pupils/Shindano la Sanaa kwa wanafunzi wa shule za msingi na sekondari

Art Competition for primary and secondary school pupils in the coastal regions in Tanzania: Call for submission of artworks The...
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Are you WIOMSA Alumni? Tell your story and win!

Since its establishment 25 years ago, WIOMSA has supported over 1500 individual scientists through its grant programmes (i.e. MASMA and...
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Tenth WIOMSA Symposium Photo Competition

As part of the activities planned for the Tenth WIOMSA Symposium to be held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention...
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INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 6th WIOMSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) will be holding its Sixth General Assembly at Julius Nyerere International Convention...
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WIOMSA Annual Report in a new Vibrant Look!

We are delighted to announce the release of the WIOMSA Annual Report for 2016.  The new look Annual report features...
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Ocean Acidification workshop for Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region – developing regional capacity for ocean observations in support of SDG target 14.3: Call for application!

WIOMSA in collaboration with Future Earth Coasts, the Nairobi Convention, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), IAEA Ocean Acidification International...
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10TH WIOMSA Symposium Registration is now open!

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE 15 OCTOBER 2017 All participants need to register for the...
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Art Competition for primary and secondary school pupils/Shindano la Sanaa kwa wanafunzi wa shule za msingi na sekondari

Art Competition for primary and secondary school pupils in the coastal regions in Tanzania: Call for submission of artworks The...
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Are you WIOMSA Alumni? Tell your story and win!

Since its establishment 25 years ago, WIOMSA has supported over 1500 individual scientists through its grant programmes (i.e. MASMA and...
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Tenth WIOMSA Symposium Photo Competition

As part of the activities planned for the Tenth WIOMSA Symposium to be held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention...
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INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 6th WIOMSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) will be holding its Sixth General Assembly at Julius Nyerere International Convention...
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Invitation to participate in a South African research cruise onboard SA Agulhas II under the IIOE-2 programme

The South Africa’s National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) invites experts, natural and social scientists, and students to participate in...
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Job Opportunity: MASMA Programme Manager

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of...
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“The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean: Voyages of marine research and capacity development” is now published online!

A new book, “The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean: Voyages of marine research and capacity development”...
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“The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean: Voyages of marine research and capacity development” is now published online!

A new book, “The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean: Voyages of marine research and capacity development”...
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Special Issue of WIO Journal of Marine Science: Coral reefs of Mauritius in a changing global climate, is out!!!

The Special Issue of the WIO Journal of Marine Science entitled “Coral reefs of Mauritius in a changing global climate”...
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Special Issue of WIO Journal of Marine Science: Coral reefs of Mauritius in a changing global climate, is out!!!

The Special Issue of the WIO Journal of Marine Science entitled “Coral reefs of Mauritius in a changing global climate”...
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Special Issue of WIO Journal of Marine Science: Coral reefs of Mauritius in a changing global climate, is out!!!

The Special Issue of the WIO Journal of Marine Science entitled “Coral reefs of Mauritius in a changing global climate”...
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UK ocean science and robotics to help address Western Indian Ocean food security

A new project focussing on Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research (SOLSTICE), has been...
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UK ocean science and robotics to help address Western Indian Ocean food security

A new project focussing on Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research (SOLSTICE), has been...
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Consultancy on Scenarios Development in the Northern Mozambique Channel

WWF MDCO intends to commission a national or international firm for “Consultancy on Scenarios Development in the Northern Mozambique Channel”...
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We are pleased to present the June 2017 WIOMSA Newsbrief which among others include the article on new WIOMSA logo....
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The time for WIOMSA members to exercise their democratic right and vote for their Board of Trustees members has come....
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Vote for the video of our project Making waves / Sea PoWer

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Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa – GMES & Africa: Open Call for Proposals

The African Union Commission invites proposals from interested and eligible African institutions for the implementation of the GMES & Africa...
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Western Indian Ocean Regional Training workshop on ‘Introduction to R Programming’

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Taking into account requests from prospective participants, the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to the 10th May...
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NF-POGO Fellowship for on-board training for FRidge Cruise 2017

POGO is pleased to announce that with support from the Nippon Foundation and in partnership with the University of Liverpool,...
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PostDoctoral Fellowship opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology

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Abstracts for the Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium can now be submitted online at http://abstract.wiomsa.org/index.php/wiomsa/10WSS. Please follow the online submission instructions as...
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Marine census planned for coastal waters of Kenya

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Opening for a PhD-position in Gothenburg on LAPSSET

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Expression of Interest to attend a workshop on ‘Molecular tools for marine conservation planning’ in South Africa

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Consultancy Services for Design Tuna Specific Research Program and Grants Mechanism for Tuna and Tuna-like Fisheries: CORRECTION ON THE DEADLINE!

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Consultancy Services for end of the project evaluation of the Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP)

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Sale: Limited Offer on WIOMSA Books!

WIOMSA is pleased on announce a sale on some of its Books. WIOMSA, as a knowledge organization, has over the...
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WIOMSA is pleased on announce a sale on some of its Books. WIOMSA, as a knowledge organization, has over the...
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WIO-COMPAS Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Events: Call for Applications!!!

WIOMSA in partnership with the Coastal Resources Center of the University of Rhode Island (CRC), is pleased to announce the...
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WIO-COMPAS Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Events: Call for Applications!

WIOMSA in partnership with the Coastal Resources Center of the University of Rhode Island (CRC), is pleased to announce the...
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NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at the Alfred Wegener Institute

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Year 5 of the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of...
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MARG AND MASMA GRANTS in 2017

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MARG AND MASMA GRANTS in 2017

This is to inform you that the current five-year support by Sida to the MASMA Programme ends in June 2017....
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Profitable Coral Reef Fisheries Require Light Fishing

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TITLE: WORLD AQUACULTURE CAPE TOWN 2017 ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Call for Applications: Danielle De St. Jorre Scholarship

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Coral Communities in the Seychelles in Spring 2017: 2 x Fully Funded Training opportunities available

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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science,Vol 15, No 1 is out!

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Call for proposals for short-term taxonomic research grants in Belgium (GTI National Focal Point)

The Belgian National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) are happy to inform you that the 2017 Belgian...
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December Issue of WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

The fourth issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief for 2016 is out and contains several interesting articles some of which are...
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December Issue of WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

The fourth issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief for 2016 is out and contains several interesting articles some of which are...
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Coral Communities in the Seychelles – Training Opportunities

The Earthwatch (an international NGO based in the UK – http://eu.earthwatch.org/about ) will again be running two training teams (Teams...
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IOI Training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management 2017

The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is pleased to announce its annual Training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management...
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Exeter International Excellence Scholarship for Postgraduate Research Ref: 2461

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Call for African Science Leadership Programme 2017: Deadline 16 December!

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APPLY: Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Biodiversity Media Grant for Media Organizations 2017

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has created the Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity to support journalism networks and media organizations...
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Lately, there has been a lot of attention for development in aquaculture in East-Africa and the fisheries sector in the...
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Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the Institute of Marine Science (IMS) and the Department of Aquatic Sciences...
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Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the Institute of Marine Science (IMS) and the Department of Aquatic Sciences...
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A publication on Case Studies on Climate Change and African Coastal Fisheries is out!

The publication on “Case studies on climate change and African coastal fisheries: a vulnerability analysis and recommendations for adaptation options,”...
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Call for applications: Workshop on Assessment of Management Effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is inviting submission of applications to attend a “Assessment of Management Effectiveness of marine protected areas...
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OTGA-KMFRI Training Course: Repositories, Communication & Outreach and OceanDocs: Call for applications!

The International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) and Ocean Teacher Global Academy (TGA) in collaboration with the Kenya Marine...
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Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean Book Launch

Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean Book Launch by Wanjiru Jacqueline and Nina Wambiji It was an honour for Kenya...
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Call for applications: Workshop on Assessment of Management Effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs)

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is inviting submission of applications to attend a “Assessment of Management Effectiveness of marine protected areas...
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Latest WIOMSA Newsbrief Published

The September edition of the quarterly WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. The issue features regional news, articles from WIOMSA’s MARG Grantees...
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Latest WIOMSA Newsbrief Published

The September edition of the quarterly WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. The issue features regional news, articles from WIOMSA’s MARG Grantees...
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The Shark Fin Soup comic strip

IOC-SmartFish programme is pleased to submit herewith its new publication: a comic strip entitled ‘The Shark Fin Soup’. The Shark...
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The 2015 Annual Report is out!

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The 2015 Annual Report is out!

2015 Annual Report is out! WIOMSA prepares its Annual Report each year to highlight its key activities and achievements to...
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IUCN Congress Hawai‘i Commitments set sail

Today, Members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) adopted the Hawai‘i Commitments, an innovative document that sets...
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New WIOMSA Books for Sale: Get Your Copies Now!

Two new publications “Sharks and Rays : A Field Guide to Common Elasmo Branchs of East Africa” and “Mangroves of...
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Fare Thee Well Taki: the sun sets on one of WIOMSA’s most loved legends!

It is with deep sorrow and personal regret that we announce the death of Mohammed Taki Jaffer or Mr. Jaffer as...
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TICAD VI: Embracing Blue Economy for Africa’s Accelerated Development

The Blue Economy discussions have accelerated since Rio+20, the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD),...
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Call for applications Training of trainers in MPA law in the Western Indian Ocean

The Biodiversity Project, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is pleased to...
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Call for applications Training of trainers in MPA law in the Western Indian Ocean

The Biodiversity Project, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is pleased to...
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The latest Issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

The June Issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out, with interesting articles written by different authors. This Issue contains articles...
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The latest Issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

The June Issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out, with interesting articles written by different authors. This Issue contains articles...
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AFRICAN MARINE WASTE NETWORK: Towards a Marine Waste Strategy for Africa

The Sustainable Sea Trust (SST) in collaboration with its partners are inviting all those interested to attend the launch of...
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Countries that contain most of the world’s species biodiversity are also spending the least on a per-person basis to protect...
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Interdisciplinary Summer School on “Vulnerability of Coral Reefs Heritage” EEA VuLPaRE second edition, Toliara (Madagascar) 7-18 November 2016: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Madagascar Institute of Marine Sciences (Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines – IH.SM) and the French Research Institute for Development  (Institut...
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Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

Researchers have discovered a handful of ‘bright spots’ among the world’s embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical...
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Joint NAM S&T Centre – ZMT Bremen (Germany) Fellowship in Tropical Coastal Marine Research: Call for Applications for 2016

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre; www.namstct.org) is pleased to...
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The race to become East Africa’s biggest port

Kenya and Tanzania have long competed to have the most important port in East Africa and their rivalry is about...
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VIDEO ON KENYA’S COMMITMENT TO IIOE2

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NRF – TWAS Doctoral/Renaissance Doctoral Scholarships Call for 2017

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with...
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In my soul and absorb its power

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with...
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I hear the buzz of the little

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with...
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And heaven and earth seem to dwell

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with...
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with...
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Reef Rescuers: Coral Gardening as an MPA Management Tool

Time Change: May 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM HST, May 11 at 8:00 AM SCT (UTC +4:00) In 2010, the...
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NRF – TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships Call for 2017

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), which is based...
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Call for Applications for NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Higher...
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New ‘Traditional Fishing Methods’ book

A book, ‘Traditional Fishing Methods of Africa’, by Prof Mike Bruton has just been published and is available from the...
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WIOMSA Newsbrief: 20 years old and counting!

This year marks the 20th year since the rollout of the first issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief in 1996. In...
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WIOMSA Newsbrief: 20 years old and counting!

This year marks the 20th year since the rollout of the first issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief in 1996. In...
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Call for Articles for the WIOMSA Magazine

In 2016, two issues of theWIOMSA Magazine will be produced. WIOMSA is calling for articles on two themes:   Preparing...
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Call for Articles for the WIOMSA Magazine

In 2016, two issues of theWIOMSA Magazine will be produced. WIOMSA is calling for articles on two themes: 1. Preparing...
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TRAINING PROGRAMME IN OCEAN GOVERNANCE FOR AFRICA

International Ocean Institute Southern Africa is organizing a training course on Ocean Governance tailored to meet the needs of African...
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Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program: 2016 Call for Proposals is now Open!!!

WIOMSA is calling for submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program. The MARG programme provides young and...
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Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program: 2016 Call for Proposals is now Open!!!

WIOMSA is calling for submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program. The MARG programme provides young and...
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Production of Special Issues of WIOJMS: Call for submission of papers

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) is inviting all those who delivered presentations in the Ninth WIOMSA Scientific...
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Production of Special Issues of WIOJMS: Call for submission of papers

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) is inviting all those who delivered presentations in the Ninth WIOMSA Scientific...
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José Paula appointed Acting Chief Editor of WIOJMS

The WIOMSA Board of Trustees has appointed Prof. José Paula of the University of Lisbon as the Acting Chief Editor...
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Call for Proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops & Publication of Books/Manuals

WIOMSA is pleased to announce a call for proposals to support organizations of training courses/workshops and Publications of books/manuals for...
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Call for Proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops & Publication of Books/Manuals

WIOMSA is pleased to announce a call for proposals to support organizations of training courses/workshops and Publications of books/manuals for...
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Call for Expression of Interest to host the Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in 2017

The Tenth Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium will be held in the second half of 2017,...
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Call for Expression of Interest to host the Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in 2017

The Tenth Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium will be held in the second half of 2017,...
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2nd International training Course on Mangrove Ecosystem In the Western Indian Ocean Region

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) together with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH),...
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2nd International training Course on Mangrove Ecosystem In the Western Indian Ocean Region

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) together with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH),...
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Training Workshop on “Communicating Research to Policy Makers in the Western Indian Ocean Region”: Call for application!

The Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) in collaboration with the Training Center in Communication (TCC) of Kenya and the Council...
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Training Workshop on “Communicating Research to Policy Makers in the Western Indian Ocean Region”: Call for application!

Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) in collaboration with the Training Center in Communication (TCC) of Kenya and the Council for...
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WIOMSA Newsbrief: Latest Issue!

The latest Issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. This bumper Issue contains several articles on the Ninth WIOMSA Scientific...
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MASMA Programme: Call for proposals!

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) through its Marine Science for Management (MASMA) programme is inviting submission of proposals. Grants of...
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Call for expression of interest as co-authors

The EAF-Nansen Project of the FAO in collaboration with the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) and the Western Indian Ocean Marine...
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Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Wellbeing in Africa: Call for solutions!

Across Africa, multiple examples of inspiring “blue solutions” which successfully help overcome challenges to sustainable development and human wellbeing in...
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Call for decisive action on climate change from WIO scientist community

On behalf of the entire Western Indian Ocean Scientific Community and the friends of WIO region, we, a community of...
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First day of the Ninth WIOMSA

What a successful DAY ONE we all had! The day started off quite literally with a bang…on a drum! The...
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The September issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

The September Issue the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out with the following interesting articles: 1. National workshops to discuss a regional...
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Symposium Newsletter: Submission of articles

We will be producing two issues of Symposium Newsletter, prior to and during the Symposium as we did during the...
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Announcement to the Symposium Participants!!!

It is now about 3 weeks until the 9th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in the Eastern Cape (Oct 26-30 2015). We...
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Building on the set foundations: Annual Report 2014!

“I couldn’t be more inspired by the breadth of innovative approaches that the Association, in collaboration with our donors and...
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Symposium Programme is now online!!!

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WIOMSA through its Commissioned Competitive Research Grant Programme is pleased to announce again a call for proposals for research on...
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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...
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avis de candidature pour deux postes d’expert biodiversite /call for candidates – 2 biodiversity experts

The Biodiversity project of the Indian Ocean Commission (Coastal, Marine and Island Specific Biodiversity Management in ESA-I0 Coastal States) is...
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Third Announcement of the Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium is out!

Third Announcement of the Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium is out! It contains important information regarding registration and payment of registration...
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Latest Issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is Out!

The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. The Newsbrief highlights the 8th Conference of Parties of the Nairobi...
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Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre Capacity Building Training courses: Call for Expression of Interest

The Ocean Acidification – International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) is planning to organize a training course in Cape Town, South Africa...
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Call for Proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops: RE-ADVERTISED!

WIOMSA is pleased to announce again a call for proposals to support organizations of training courses/workshops. In the first call...
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NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON MARICULTURE

WIOMSA through its Commissioned Competitive Research Grant Programme is pleased to announce again a call for proposals for research on...
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Call for Proposals/Appel à Propositions

Call for Proposals Reference : EUROPEAID/137091/ID/ACT/RSO To support “Coastal, Marine and Island Specific Biodiversity Management in ESA-IO Coastal States programme”...
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Course announcement: Regional Training workshop on larval fish identification and early life history science!

An announcement is made for a Regional Training workshop on larval fish identification and early life history science to be...
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Announcement for a one-day workshop on “Getting Published”

In conjunction with the 9th Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Symposium, the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of...
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The WIO Regional State of the Coast Report launched!

The Regional State of the Coast Report for the Western Indian Ocean region was launched last night, 22 June 2015, at...
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Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: An update!

We would like to inform you that the review and the notification of the presenters on the status of their...
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The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

This latest issue contains the following articles: 1. The WIOMSA Board Meets in South Africa 2. Sida Research Council visits...
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Call for Entries: Best video clip competition!

WIOMSA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are delighted to launch the first...
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The Ninth WIOMSA Symposium Photo Contest!

As part of the activities planned for the Ninth WIOMSA Symposium to be held in the Wild Coast, South Africa...
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WIOMSA Magazine: Issue 7 is out!

The Seventh Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is “Making...
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Call for nominations: WIOMSA Fellow and Honorary members and WIOMSA Emerging Scientist!

The Fourth WIOMSA Honorary and Fellow membership award ceremony will be held during the Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in South...
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In a context of increasing degradation of coral reefs in Reunion Island, the National Marine Reserve was established in 2007....
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WIOMSA Magazine – Latest issue

The latest issue of theWIOMSA Magazine, with a theme “Marine Protected Areas and Tourism: Making MPAs self-sustaining” is out! This...
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Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program: 2015 Call for Proposals Open

WIOMSA is calling for submission of proposals for its Marine Research Grant (MARG) Program. The MARG programme provides young and...
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Call for Proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops & Publication of Books/Manuals

WIOMSA is pleased to announce a call for proposals to support organizations of training courses/workshops and Publications of books/manuals for...
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