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What is beachcombing? Anyone who spends time beside the sea knows there’s a wealth of ‘treasure’ to be found, be it natural or manufactured, living or washed up. Beachcombing in South Africa is a friendly guide to the seashore’s rich pickings. Short chapters such as Floaters and drifters, Sea-beans, Sponges, Eggs and egg cases, and...
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MASMA call for proposals
ERACOMA, in collaboration with the South Eastern Kenya University, Machakos University, the University of Nairobi, Kenya Wildlife Services, Cambridge University (UK) and University of Algarve (Portugal) are organizing a Regional Training Workshop on “Quantification and Valuation of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services”, that will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 27th May 2019 to 1st...
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Today was to have been the deadline for abstract submission for WIOMSA’s 11th Scientific Symposium. However, due to an overwhelming amount of requests for additional time to prepare abstracts, the deadline has been extended to the 15th of February. To submit your abstract follow these steps: Go to http://abstract.wiomsa.org  > User home > author > new...
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The Equator Prize 2019 will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Each winning group will receive USD 10,000 and will be invited to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly and the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit...
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During the Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium that will be held in Mauritius from 1st to 6th July 2019, one of the dates has been set aside for special sessions. This will be on the 5th of July. These sessions are convened by projects / programmes and organisations to discuss topical issues that are of global and regional...
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The Danielle de St Jorre Scholarship is currently open for application for the 2019 training programme. This scholarship helps fund the participation of one woman from a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) in the International Ocean Institute’s (IOI) two-month interdisciplinary course on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management. Since 2000 the IOI has awarded an...
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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 deadline for submission of proposals is 15 March 2019. Applications should be completed and support documents uploaded at http://proposals.wiomsa.org/cities-coasts-overview/cities-coasts-proposals/. Questions for clarification on these calls, be sent by email to secretary@wiomsa.org....
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Khadija Abdulla Ali Zanzibar Mapping Initiative drone pilot disaster relief
A lack of accurate maps is a big problem in parts of Africa: for disaster relief agencies, local authorities and people looking for safe places to build homes. Could cheap survey drones and local volunteers help plug the gaps? Khadija Abdulla Ali is an unlikely drone pilot in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. Read the...
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The planet’s oceans are warming a lot quicker than estimated, highlighting the perils of unchecked climate change, according to a new study published in Science. Climate change from human activities mainly results from the energy imbalance in Earth’s climate system caused by rising concentrations of heat-trapping gases. About 93% of the energy imbalance accumulates in...
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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 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); as well as the Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans & Coasts, South Africa and Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute are...
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President
Dr. Jacqueline Uku
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100 KENYA
juku988@gmail.com

Vice President
Prof. Ranjeet Bhagooli
Faculty of Science
University of Mauritius
Reduit 80837
MAURITIUS
r.bhagooli@uom.ac.mu

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