The Indian Ocean Commission, through the “Resilience of coastal populations and ecosystems in the South-West Indian Ocean” (RECOS) project  is funding a PhD or post-doctoral fellowship on the topic of marine and coastal ecosystems (mangrove and seagrass beds) conservation and restoration in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). Nationals of IOC countries that are beneficiaries of the...
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We are pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of the Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS)!  WIOJMS Volume 22 Issue 1 includes the following papers: Seagrass cover reduction in Zanzibar from 2006 to 2019. Danielle Purvis, Narriman The first attempts made towards the domestication of sea cucumbers in Kenya. Esther...
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Western Indian Ocean Mangrove Network invites interested individuals to join the network in the effort to protect, manage and develop mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean Region. Learn more about the network and sign up for membership here: Membership – Western Indian Ocean Mangrove Network (  
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Mwambao  is recruiting for a “Chief Technical Advisor” based in Zanzibar to implement its community-led marine co-management vision and mission . Deadline:7th Sep 2023 After more than 10 years, MWAMBAO has become a well-recognized coastal/marine conservation actor in Tanzania and the Western Indian Ocean, engaging with a broad range of partners and funders using community-centred approaches....
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VIRTUAL EVENT Sustainable Futures: Preserving African Seas and Oceans 25 July 2023 14:00-15:30 UTC (17:00-18.30 EAT) Protecting the ocean is everyone’s business – and so the responsibility of every African. The AU at its 22nd summit in January 2014, set a period from 2015 – 2025 as the ‘Decade of African Seas and Oceans’ and...
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The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, is  offering  several PhD positions to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research. The PhD  is a joint program by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the Universität Hamburg (UHH) whose  doctoral candidates contribute to the understanding of...
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The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE) are delighted to invite you to the Online Kick-off Conference of the new phase of the MSPglobal Initiative on Wednesday 6 September 2023 from 10:00 to 13:00 (Paris time)! The project “Supporting the global implementation of international...
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As the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development  (“Ocean Decade”) enters its third year, the Marine Technology Society Journal (MTSJ) in collaboration with the Decade Coordination Unit at at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, are pleased to present the 2023 annual issue dedicated to the Ocean Decade global efforts. This year’s issue focuses primarily...
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Nelson Mandela University and Conservation International are pleased to invite you to the Marine Megafauna & Ocean Fronts a working group inception on July 25th – July 27th, 2023. The purpose of this workshop is To explore ocean fonts in the Western Indian Ocean as drivers of species distribution patterns that may affect feeding and...
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The world has a water quality problem. Rivers, lakes, reservoirs, wetlands, and groundwaters are under more pressure than ever as humans rely utterly on the resources they provide. Do you want to know more about monitoring global aquatic ecosystems and resources? If so, you could take a professional development course with the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development...
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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