May 10, 2023
The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)  is advertising (second round) for a Chief Scientist position to  lead the research component of the institute. The incumbent will lead and manage the research and innovation component of the Institute’s mandate, which is to undertake Aquatic Biodiversity Research and Innovation that drives the sustainable socio-economic development...
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Read about the latest employment and engagement opportunities from UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES   Chief of Section (Ocean Science) Deadline: 10 May 2023 Coordinator of Capacity Development activities Deadline: 21 May 2023 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset (15-19 May 2023) IOC/OTGA/OL: Ocean Literacy Training for architects and urban planners...
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Mangrove ecosystems occur along the coastline and are of great ecological importance as a carbon sink, shoreline protection, and a nursery habitat for many fish species. As South African mangroves are located at one of the limits of their global distribution range, the effects of global change, specifically global warming, include range extension of these...
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South Africa’s kelp forests, informally termed “The Great African Seaforest” hold a remarkable and largely unexplored biodiversity. During a successful pilot study in 2022, 120 invertebrate families were identified from kelp holdfasts with diversity varying across sites and bioregions in the Western Cape. Building on this survey, this project aims to understand settlement dynamics within...
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The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) is pleased to announce that the policy brief 9 factors enabling local blue growth in developing countries is now available in French and Portuguese. The brief is based on results from four background studies, commissioned by SwAM, exploring the conditions for lifting coastal communities out of poverty through blue growth initiatives....
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Ms Mary-May Jeremie
Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT)
Oceangate House, Room 109
Flamboyant Avenue, Victoria

Vice President
Dr Nina Wambiji
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100, KENYA

Dr Blandina Lugendo
School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology,
University of Dar es Salaam, Kunduchi,
P.O. Box 60091
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA