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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 institutes, political decision-makers and practitioners with the Initiative ‘MeerWissen – German-African Partners for Ocean Knowledge’. The main objective is to build bridges between German and African marine researchers and African decision-makers, improving the conditions for […]
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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 Timothy McClanahan, in recognition of many years spent advocating community-driven marine conservation in East Africa. Presented by the Banovich Wildlife Escapes Foundation in the US in February, the award comes with a $100,000 cash prize. […]
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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 Commission (IOC) are organizing a Training Course in Coral and Sponge Taxonomy that will be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 5-11 August 2018. The training aims at strengthening capacities of members of the WIO national […]
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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 – Adaptation or Extinction?’ that will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 8 – 10 October 2018, The workshop will aim at furthering our knowledge and specifically to: Synthesize current knowledge about how marine species in […]
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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 Adaptive Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023. The document is also available here. The External Evaluation of the MASMA Programme conducted in 2016/2017, found that the WIOMSA Strategic Plan 2005-2020 has largely been achieved. Further, the report observed that 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 been extended. The deadline for the completion of online survey has been extended to 15 June 2018 and for the submission of full proposals to 30 June 2018. You can find more information on the call here.
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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 week of the course consists of lectures and hands-on computing tutorials. The second week will be devoted to ‘mini-projects’ proposed by the course participants, related to their on-going research activities. Mini-projects are single, focused research […]
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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 and laboratory experiments is approaching fast! Don’t delay, the deadline is 19 May 2018! Read the full call.
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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 objectives are to improve scientific knowledge and to stimulate research directed at underpinning effective and efficient responses by coastal cities to current and foreseeable challenges they face. Support will be given only to high quality, demand-driven, and […]
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