ICLEI Africa, with the support from the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), is hosting an interactive and participatory four-day regional training workshop where coastal cities in Africa can begin to develop Climate Change Adaptation Action Plans (CCAPs) with a specific focus on coasts. These action plans are the first and essential step in...
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The WIOMSA Board of Trustees has appointed Arthur Tuda as the new Executive Secretary effective 1st February 2020. Arthur will take over the wheels of WIOMSA as part of the succession plan of the Association. The outgoing Executive Secretary, Julius Francis will remain as an advisor for few months to ensure a smooth transition. Arthur...
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WIOMSA is inviting expressions of interest to host the Twelfth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium from all the countries in the region including those that have hosted the symposium before. The twelfth Symposium is scheduled to be held in the second half of 2022, preferably in October or November 2022. The deadline for submission of expressions of...
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The latest issue of the Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just been published. This issue, Vol 18, No 2 (2019) has the following articles: i) Francis P. Mmanda, Jan Erik Lindberg, Anna N. Haldén, Torbjorn Lundh – Mineral content in local feed ingredients used by fish farmers in four different regions of...
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In December 2019, the Kenya Government in collaboration with UNDP organized the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Regional Meeting in Mombasa, Kenya under the “Protect, Produce, Prosper” theme. The meeting was attended by 91 participants. The meeting report proposes A Call to Action, from the WIO Regional Bloc, to...
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Are you a young marine scientist from the Western Indian Ocean region? We would like to hear from you! The WIO Early Career Scientist Network (ECSN) has been operational since 2015. Recently, it was agreed that the Network will operate under WIOMSA. In this regard, WIOMSA has commissioned a study to assess the needs and...
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The second issue of the newsletter Litter Catch Up is out! This newsletter focuses on reporting on the on-going marine litter monitoring activities in seven WIO countries, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and Tanzania. Download the full Issue.
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13 Nov 2019 to 15 Nov 2020 Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) will be offering a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities onboard research vessels during 2019/2020. This programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. For more details, read here.
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WIOMSA in collaboration with UN-Habitat, has contracted Arup to develop a working document on ‘Coastal Cities of the Western Indian Ocean and the Blue Economy’ and a ‘Roadmap for the Development of the Blue Economy’ in Coastal Cities. This Roadmap aims to provide strategic guidance and recommendations to help cities in current and future planning...
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The preregistrations for the VLIR-UOS scholarship for the Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (‘Oceans and Lakes’) for 2020-2022 are now open! More info on our website: Deadline of the application: 1 February 2020. Hear about the story of a few of our VLIR-UOS alumni in the video below (made in...
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Dr. Jacqueline Uku
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100 KENYA

Vice President
Prof. Ranjeet Bhagooli
Faculty of Science
University of Mauritius
Reduit 80837

Prof. Yunus Mgaya
National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
P.O. Box 9653
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

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