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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 during the first week of November. Background The far-reaching effects of ocean acidification, combined with the increasing interest in the topic both nationally and internationally, elevate the need for students and researchers to have skills that enable […]
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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 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 full announcement. […]
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New call for proposal on mariculture

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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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” The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is seeking proposals to develop and strengthen national and regional capacity to manage the direct and indirect use of coastal, marine and island-specific eco-systems towards the sustainable conservation of biodiversity, with […]
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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 held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa from 2-9 November 2015. The training is targeted at junior scientists in the WIO doing fisheries research with responsibilities of larval fish identification, […]
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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 Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and WIOMSA will jointly host a one-day workshop on getting into print on October 25, 2015. This workshop will be directed at scientists interested in learning how to navigate the publication process. The […]
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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 the Eighth Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention held at the Savoy Resort in the Seychelles. The Report was launched by the UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr Achim […]
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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 abstracts will be completed by 15 July 2015. We would also like to announce that participants can now apply for funding to attend the 9th WIOMSA symposium. Due to the large numbers of abstracts that have […]
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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 WIOMSA 3. BOOK LAUNCH – “Stories of Africa’s Oceans and Coasts -As told by Africa’s children and youth” 4. WIOMSA Widely Represented at Regional Meetings 5. CSIR and University of Stellenbosch host first CoastGIS Symposium […]
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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 ever Symposium Video Clip Contest, as part of the activities planned for the Ninth WIOMSA Symposium to be held in the Wild Coast, South Africa from the 26-31 October 2015! The aim is to produce […]
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