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Julius Francis
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 email list for questions and discussions on R and general quantitative advise on this link: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wiorquantitativeadvise/join.
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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 is the ‘Future of the WIOMSA Symposium’. We are urging members and non-members to provide inputs and comments on the paper. All participants (members and non-members) are encouraged to attend...
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Hello WIOMSA Family! Welcome to the 10th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! We thank you all for attending and participating. The opening ceremony started with beautiful music provided by the University of Dar es Salaam Creative Arts Department Choir. We heard from our president Dr Jacqueline Uku about the expanding WIOMSA portfolio...
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The WIOMSA Scientific Symposium mobile app is live now and all Symposium participants are encouraged to download it. Download the instructions on how to download the app. The app is designed to help you create your personalised schedule, find your way around, network and more. Mobile and desktop versions are now available. The app will...
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On 30th October from 1900 hours during the first cocktail, Jocktan Makeke, an award-winning costume and body paint artist will be at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) for a body paint show. Be there! For more details about the artist, please visit, Facebook page: makeke international, Facebook account/profile: makeke and Instagram: @makeke_international
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South Africa has taken over as chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, as of October 2017, with the theme: “IORA – uniting the peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East through enhanced cooperation for peace, stability and sustainable development”. Through this platform, South Africa has established a local chapter of the Indian...
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The UNESCO/IOC’s Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States – IOCAFRICA with support from the IOGOOS Secretariat is organizing the special session on 2 November 2017 during the 10th WIOMSA Symposium, to review progress in planning and implementation of IIOE-2 activities. You are all invited to attend. Download the Session Programme.
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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of the TNC Africa Oceans Strategy Director. The Africa Oceans Strategy Director will assists in the design, development and implementation of oceans and coastal strategies across TNC Africa Region. The strategic focus will be bottom up and top down and designed to...
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The SA Agulhas II has embarked on the first leg of the WIO regional cruise. Below is a photo of the scientists and students taken on the main deck. Additional reporting available at the following links: 1. http://www.news24.com/Video/SouthAfrica/News/watch-uncovering-the-mysteries-of-the-indian-ocean-aboard-the-sa-agulhas-ii-20171019 2. https://youtu.be/zNVDITGmSPA 3. A picture from DEA Communications of the participants onboard. 4. http://ewn.co.za/2017/10/18/watch-ewn-boards-the-sa-agulhas-ii-ahead-of-it-s-voyage-to-tanzania
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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 Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIOSAP)’, which started in December 2016, is facilitating the implementation of SDG 14 with a special...
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Dr Jacqueline Uku
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
PO Box 81651, Mombasa
80100 KENYA
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Vice President
Dr Pascale Chabanet
l’Institut de Recherche pour
le Développement,CS 41095
97495 Ste Clotilde cedex,
La Reunion, FRANCE
pascale.chabanet@ird.fr

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