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SAVE THE DATE: Launch of Marine Research Training Manual

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) is delighted to announce the upcoming release of a new training manual, Exercises in Marine Biodiversity and Ecology: A Training Manual using the Intertidal Habitats of the WIO region. You are invited to participate in the online launch from 1500 – 1600 on March 5, 2021. Download […]
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Final reminder to WIOMSA members: Decisions on the WIOMSA General Assembly calendar and extension of the term of the Board

If you have not cast your vote regarding the decision to change the WIOMSA General Assembly calendar and extension of the term of the 7th Board of Trustees, please do so as the deadline is tomorrow, 15th January 2021. For more details, please read here.
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A reminder to WIOMSA members: WIOMSA members decide on the WIOMSA General Assembly calendar and extension of the term of the Board

If you have not casted your vote regarding the decision to change the WIOMSA General Assembly calendar and extension of the term of the 7th Board of Trustees, please do so as the deadline is nearer. The deadline for voting is 15th January 2021. For more details, read here.
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Issue 12 of the WIOMSA Magazine on Ecosystem Restoration is out!

This second special issue of the WIOMSA magazine whose theme is ecosystem restoration captures the excellent and often under-reported work that is going on across the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Being released on the eve of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the two latest issues of the Magazine, produced jointly by WIOMSA […]
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WIOMSA members decide on the WIOMSA General Assembly calendar and extension of the term of the Board

Are you a paid WIOMSA member? The WIOMSA Board of Trustees took a decision to submit two key decision items to an electronic vote of the WIOMSA Members. Voting is now open to members on the WIOMSA portal. Read about the vote in the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief.
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The December Newsbrief is out

Read the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on the timing of the next WIOMSA General Assembly and the term of the WIOMSA Board of Trustees. We share news from the Marine and Coastal Science for Management (MASMA) programme and the Cities and Coasts project, highlights from newly published papers, regional news, […]
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Read the 2019 WIOMSA Annual Report

2019 was a year of remarkable progress and impact for WIOMSA. The 2019 Annual report captures how WIOMSA has worked mindfully and effectively to take advantage of the opportunities presented to work at the intersection of science, management, policy and society in the coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean region. The various […]
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Call for submission of discussion papers for the WIO Science to Policy meeting

In response to the decisions of the Contracting Parties, the Nairobi Convention Secretariat and WIOMSA in collaboration with partners will convene a Science to Policy meeting in February 2021. The meeting will promote the link between science and policy for evidence-based decision making and provide the COP with timely technical advice and policy recommendations for […]
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The September Newsbrief is out

Are you up to date with the latest happenings at WIOMSA and the region? Take a look at the latest edition of the WIOMSA Newsbrief which is full of great and exciting content! Read  how WIOMSA projects are responding to COVID- 19, the launch of the WIOMSA Presidential Award, highlights from recently published papers, upcoming […]
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Request for Expression of Interest: A review of marine plastic litter in the WIO region

The Group of Experts on Marine Litters and Microplastics is inviting expression of interest from three senior experts each to prepare a report on different aspects of marine litter in the WIO region. The reports will focus on three inter-related studies that will assess (i) the status of marine litter and microplastics knowledge in the […]
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