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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 brand-new websitehttp://wims.wiomsa.org ! We hope you...
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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 for the WIO region (Nairobi...
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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 organization of training courses/workshops. The...
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Regional Training Workshop on the Identification of Zooplankton and Fish Larvae of the Western Indian Ocean: Call for Applications

The Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway and EAF-Nansen Program of 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 as described in this note....
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MASMA Programme: New Calls for proposals for research and for Training Courses/Workshops & Publication of Books/Manuals

WIOMSA through the MASMA programme, is pleased to announce two calls: i) A call for research proposals ii) A call for proposals to support organizations...
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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 for the day-to-day operations of...
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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 and upcoming scientists with a...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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 from institutions in the WIO...
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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 – Adaptation or Extinction?’ has been...
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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 Scientific Symposium which will be...
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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 the Western Indian Ocean. We...
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Are you a woman in marine sciences from the Western Indian Ocean region?/Êtes-vous une femme travaillant dans les sciences marines dans la région de l’Océan Indien?

English Are you a woman in marine sciences from the Western Indian Ocean region? We’d like to hear from you! In October 2017, WIOMSA, the...
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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 researchers and other expertise across...
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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 and Coasts Project has been...
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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 invite you to view the...
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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 managers, Wardens, Deputy Wardens or...
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MASMA Programme: Calls for research proposals and proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops & Publication of Books/Manuals – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for submission of proposals for research projects and to support the organization of training courses/workshops and publication of books/manuals has been extended until...
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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...
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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 –...
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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...
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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...
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MASMA Programme: Calls for research proposals and proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops & Publication of Books/Manuals

WIOMSA through the MASMA programme, is pleased to announce two calls: i) A call for research proposals. Grants of up to US$ 330 000 will...
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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 the Global Ocean Acidification Observing...
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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 including those that have hosted...
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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 Board officials, Board’s decisions, the...
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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 Accountant. The Accountant will be...
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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 Cities and Coasts Project Manager....
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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 upcoming scientists with a reliable...
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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 Communication and Engagement Coordinator. The...
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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 Programme “Generating the Scientific and...
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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 career development of women in...
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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 Excellence, or ACE. The award...
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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 elected Dr. Ranjeet Bhagooli as...
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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 contains the following articles: i)...
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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 contains several interesting articles most...
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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 may also subscribe to our...
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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 Management Authorities: Assessment of Current...
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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 agenda of the General Assembly...
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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 ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action...
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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 WIOMSA’s vibrant new logo and...
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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 Coordination Centre (OA-ICC), and IOC-UNESCO...
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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 symposium as it is only...
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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 Western Indian Ocean Marine Science...
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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 MARG), capacity development initiatives (i.e....
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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 Centre, Dar es Salaam from...
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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 Centre (JNICC) on 3rd November...
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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 a research cruise onboard the...
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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 MASMA Programme Manager. The overall...
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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” is now published online. This...
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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” is now published online. This...
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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” is out. This issue comprises...
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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” is out. This issue comprises...
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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 approved by the Global Challenges...
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Call for nominations: WIOMSA Fellow and Honorary members and WIOMSA Emerging Scientist!

The WIOMSA Honorary and Fellow membership and WIOMSA Emerging Scientist award ceremony will be held during the Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in Dar es Salaam,...
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WIOMSA unveils its new logo!

We are pleased to present the June 2017 WIOMSA Newsbrief which among others include the article on new WIOMSA logo. With WIOMSA celebrating its 25th...
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Election of WIOMSA Board of Trustees members!

The time for WIOMSA members to exercise their democratic right and vote for their Board of Trustees members has come. This Special Edition of the...
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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 Support Programme with the following...
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Western Indian Ocean Regional Training workshop on ‘Introduction to R Programming’

Macquarie University in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society are organizing a Regional Training Course on Introduction R programming, that will be held in Dar...
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Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: Call for Abstracts – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Taking into account requests from prospective participants, the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to the 10th May 2017. Abstracts must be submitted...
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WIOMSA Newsbrief: March Issue is out!

We are pleased to present the March 2017 WIOMSA Newsbrief which covers an interesting array of articles including: Decisions of the WIOMSA Board of Trustees,...
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Submission of Abstracts for the 10th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: Online System Activated!

Abstracts for the Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium can now be submitted online at http://abstract.wiomsa.org/index.php/wioma/10WSS. Please follow the online submission instructions as described in the attached note....
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New book coming soon: The R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean

The research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen operates within the EAF-Nansen Project of FAO, and carries out fish resources and ecosystems surveys in the maritime waters...
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Election of the Board members: Call for nominations: GENTLE REMINDER!!!

2017 is an election year for WIOMSA’s Board of Trustees. We are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for elections of the...
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Election of the Board members: Call for nominations

2017 is an election year for WIOMSA’s Board of Trustees. We are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for elections of the...
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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 years produced a number of...
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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 Seventh offering of Level 2...
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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. Since MASMA and MARG grants...
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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 on the Nairobi Convention events...
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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 and Fisheries (DASF) [both of...
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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 (MPAs): a workshop to identify...
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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 and stories from newly minted...
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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 our members, partners and stakeholders....
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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 announce a call for applications...
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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 on a publication on SWIOFP...
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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 these two decades, the WIOMSA...
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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 for the Inevitable – Proactive...
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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 upcoming scientists with a reliable...
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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 Symposium that was held in...
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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 2016. Applications should be completed...
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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, preferably in October or November...
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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), and Western Indian Ocean –...
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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 Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...
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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 Symposium that was held in...
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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 up to US$ 150 000...
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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 Science Association (WIOMSA) are calling...
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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 the marine and coastal realm...
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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 500 coastal and marine scientists...
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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 opening remarks from Dr Jaqueline...
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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 network for locally managed fisheries...
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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 Eighth WIOMSA Symposium. The objective...
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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 are looking forward to what...
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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 partners, is taking to solve...
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Symposium Programme is now online!!!

The Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium Programme for oral presentations is now available online (http://symposium.wiomsa.org/ninth-wiomsa-symposium-programme_summary-page/). The Symposium Programme provides details of when and where the abstracts...
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NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON MARICULTURE: DEADLINE IS NEARING!!!

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...
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Call for Proposals to Support the Organization of Training Courses/Workshops: RE-ADVERTISED! DEADLINE IS NEARING!!!

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...
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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 recruiting two experienced professional (at...
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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 fee, keynote speakers, requirements of...
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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 Convention which WIOMSA co-organized. The...
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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...
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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...
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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 “Mariculture Development in the Western...
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