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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 film festival which will be held at the sidelines of Sustainable Blue Economy Conference 26 – 28 November 2018. Download the full announcement.
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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 the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium to be held in Mauritius from 1-6 July 2019. The week is divided into the following: 1th – 4th July 2019 – The main part of the Symposium. This component will […]
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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 projects and activities undertaken in 2017 on several fronts including science to policy initiatives, partnerships, capacity development and research. Activities of special note in 2017 were WIOMSA’s participation in the Ocean Conference, the development of the […]
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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 pollution, open exclusively to PhD students and post-PhD researchers at ACU member institutions. The ACU Blue Charter Fellowships provide funding of up to £10,000 GBP for 2-3 month research visits hosted by any of the ACU’s other 500+ […]
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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 reporting on all project activities implemented by CORDIO while the Senior Scientist will be responsible for fish ecology and coastal fisheries research, conservation and management activities. Application deadline: 2nd November 2018
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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 past few years, the organisation is undergoing restructuring. Whilst a candidate familiar with marine conservation in East Africa will be preferred, and Sea Sense will certainly also be looking at candidates within Tanzania, there is […]
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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   Position: Valuation Expert – Methodologies Guidelines for Coastal & Marine Ecosystems Link:  https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=104479
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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 Cooperation. It was announced during this visit that the two countries had finalised a 10 year investment agreement, entered into between the Malagasy Agency for Economic Development and Promotion of Enterprises, and the Chinese business […]
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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 extended until 17 October, 2018. Download the full announcement.
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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 Issue contains nine articles, which could be viewed and downloaded fromhttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms.
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