Latest Issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is Out!

July 29th, 2015 No comments

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 articles covered in the Newsbrief are:

  • Seizing the Blue Economy Approach in the Western Indian Ocean Region: the Eighth Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention held in the Seychelles
  • Preparatory workshops for COP8 in Seychelles
  • Inaugural State of the Coast Report for the Western Indian Ocean Region Launched
  • The MASMA Program Committee approves two Capacity Building Workshop Proposals for funding
  • Marine Research Grants awarded to WIO Scientists
  • The first workshop on Capacity building for Impact, held in Zanzibar
  • The University of Dar es Salaam Research Week Strategy Leads to a Win the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair
  • New Publications
  • Course Announcement: Regional Training workshop on larval fish identification and early life history science

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Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre Capacity Building Training courses: Call for Expression of Interest

July 29th, 2015 No comments

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.

If you are interested to attend, please express interest to Lisa Robbins, lrobbins@usgs.gov Or Lina Hansen, L.Hansen@iaea.org.

For more details, download the announcement.

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

July 25th, 2015 No comments

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/.

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NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON MARICULTURE!

July 13th, 2015 No comments

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 note that proposals should be submitted online at http://proposals.wiomsa.org/masma-proposals/. Download the full call and the outline for preparing full proposals.

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Fish will have to find new habitats or perish if global warming is left unchecked

July 9th, 2015 No comments

Climate change is forcing fish out of their current habitats and into cooler waters and many more species will soon be affected if climate goals are not met, say scientists.

An international team of researchers compared the future of the oceans under two climate change scenarios. In one scenario, we limit atmospheric warming to two degrees by 2100, as outlined by the Copenhagen accord. In the other, we continue with the current approach, which researchers say would cause a five-degree increase in atmospheric temperatures. They say if warming continues unchecked, fish will migrate away from their current habitats 65 per cent faster, resulting in changes to biodiversity and ecosystem functions.

Read the press release.

Call for abstracts: fifth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V) conference, 28-30 October 2015, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

July 8th, 2015 No comments

On behalf of ClimDev-Africa, the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) will hold the Fifth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V) in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 28-30 October, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Africa, Sustainable Development and Climate Change: prospects of Paris and beyond”.

Attached is a document outlining the CCDA-V call for abstracts. Please note that the deadline for submissions is 14 Aug 2015. The link for submitting abstracts is http://www.climdev-africa.org/ccda5/abstract_submission.

Further information on CCDA-V is available on the conference website at http://www.climdev-africa.org/ccda5. Feel free to forward this announcement to others who may have a contribution to make to the CCDA-V conference.

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Job Opportunity: Senior Scientist at the Oceanographic Research Institute: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 19 JULY 2015!

July 8th, 2015 No comments

The Oceanographic Research Institute, the research division of the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR), is seeking to recruit an individual for the position of Senior Scientist, to lead and grow the ORI’s Reef Programme, which focuses on the ecology of east coast reefs in general, and coral reefs in particular.

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Call for applications: OTGA Training Course: Marine GIS Applications using ArcGIS and its RTC Mombasa, Kenya: 28 September – 2 October 2015

July 8th, 2015 No comments

The Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA) and its RTC – Mombasa are pleased to inform you that the period for applications for the following Training Course is open between 8 July – 10 August 2015:

• Marine GIS Applications (using ArcGIS), which will be held in Mombasa, Kenya, between 28 September and 2 October 2015.

We therefore invite you to share this information amongst potential interested candidates in your country and Region.

The courses’ description, topics covered, learning outcomes and prerequisites are available at www.oceanteacher.org and www.iode.org as well as on the course flyer.

Interested candidates can apply for the course by following the instructions described on the OTGA website. Application implies the submission of the following documents:
- OTGA Application Form
- Short CV (max 3 pages)
- Endorsement letter (from employer or host organisation, in case of asking for sponsorship)

Both full- and co-sponsoring are available for a limited number of participants. Sponsored participants will receive one or a combination of the following cost items: 1) air ticket, 2) living and accommodation support, 3) tuition fee (if applicable) and 4) medical insurance.

The selection of participants who will be sponsored will take into consideration:
- Applicant’s country development status (preference will be given to LIFDCs)
- Endorsement of the candidate’s application by his/her employer
- Expected impact of the training for the applicants’ institution
- Possibility of any co-sponsorship (co-sponsorship is an asset for selection)

UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore applications from women are strongly encouraged.

Complete applications should be sent by e-mail directly to the Ocean Teacher Global Academy Coordinator (Claudia Delgado: claudia.delgado@iode.org) and the Mombasa Regional Training Centre Coordinator (Harrison Onganda: honganda@kmfri.co.ke).

We underline that the deadline for registration is 10 August, 2015.

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Call for Proposals/Appel à Propositions

July 6th, 2015 No comments

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 financial assistance from the Biodiversity-IOC project, funded by the EU 10th EDF.

The actions must be implemented in the following countries: Union des Comores, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Tanzania.

The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation as from 7th July 2015.
At IOC office: Blue Tower, 4th floor, Rue de l’Institut, Ebène, Republic of Mauritius,

And on the following internet sites:

www.coi-ioc.org;

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome

http://commissionoceanindien.org/activites/biodiversite/appels-a-proposition-call-for-proposals/

The deadline for submission of proposals is 21st August 2015 at 04:00 pm Mauritius times.

Information sessions on this call for proposals will be held in the beneficiary countries. The dates and venues of the meetings will be advertised on the local media in each country.

Download the key documents for the call: Guidelines for grant applicants (in WORD)Guidelines for grant applicants (in pdf); and zipped file.

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Appel à Propositions

Référence : EUROPEAID/137091/ID/ACT/RSO
Programme d’appui à la « Gestion de la biodiversité marine et côtière, spécifique aux iles et aux états côtiers de la région Afrique Orientale et Australe et Océan Indien (AOA-OI) ».

La Commission de l’Océan Indien (COI) lance un Appel à Propositions pour la mise en œuvre des projets et initiatives visant à promouvoir une gestion durable de la biodiversité, et des meilleures conditions d’existence des populations, financé par le programme Biodiversité-COI, dans le cadre du 10ème FED de l’Union Européenne.

Les actions doivent être mises en œuvre dans les pays suivants : Union des Comores, Kenya, Madagascar, Maurice, Seychelles et Tanzanie.

Le texte complet des lignes directrices à l’intention des demandeurs sont disponibles à la COI : Blue Tower, 4ème étage, rue de l’Institut, Ebène, République de Maurice

Il est aussi publié sur les sites Internet suivants :

www.coi-ioc.org

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome

http://commissionoceanindien.org/activites/biodiversite/appels-a-proposition-call-for-proposals/

La date limite de remise des propositions est fixée au 21 août 2015 à 16 H 00, heure de Maurice.

Des sessions d’information seront organisées dans les pays bénéficiaires. Les dates et les lieux de ces réunions seront publiés dans la presse locale de chaque pays.

Télécharger les documents clés pour l’appel: Lignes directrices à l’intention des demandeurs (In WORD); Lignes directrices à l’intention des demandeurs (In pdf)et en dossiers zippées.

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Course announcement: Regional Training workshop on larval fish identification and early life history science

June 27th, 2015 No comments

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, technical personnel in executing agencies collecting larval fishes or research institutions and students doing larval fish research. The course intends to develop interest and build capacity in larval fish identification and learn more about fish systematics and early life history science. The training will have both theoretical and practical classes which will include field based and laboratory activities.

Download the full announcement and application form.

 

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