GERICS (HZG), within the frame of the INNOVA project and in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), is planning a regional training event on the use of Systems Dynamics to understand and plan mainstreaming climate change adaptation and coastal management making use of innovative climate services in the Western Indian Ocean...
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The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) Bremen in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the National Institute of Aquatic Resources in Denmark (DTU Aqua) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) Zanzibar are organizing a two week training course on the assessment of stock status and the...
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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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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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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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Read the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief. The December Newsbrief features articles on WIOMSA’s  annual grantees meeting, news from the Cities and Coast and MASMA competitive grant initiatives, a story on the role of the Western Indian Ocean in the first ever Marine Regions Forum in Berlin,  the kick off meeting of the WIOGEN project, a global study...
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The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for a wide range of ocean experts and stakeholders to engage with the latest developments impacting on ocean governance from developmental, ecosystem-based and human-rights-based approaches, before starting to reflect and give direction on what transformed and transformative ocean governance means and requires. Confirmed speakers include...
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Read the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on  various marine litter initiatives in the region, the development of the Western Indian Ocean Governance Strategy, news from the cities and coasts and MARG project grantees,  meetings and workshops that have taken place in the region, the release of  WIO Journal of Marine Science Volume 18...
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South African Marine Sciences Symposium (SAMSS) 6-9 July 2020 | Elangeni Hotel, Durban Please find attached the first announcement of the South African Marine Sciences Symposium (SAMSS) which will be held in Durban during 6-9 July 2020. The conference theme is 20/20 vision: Marine Science for the future South Africa. 6 July: Workshops and Courses...
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As 2018 marked WIOMSA’s 25th Anniversary, the Annual report features an inspiring ” Word from the WIOMSA President”chronicling the key success factors and major achievements of WIOMSA and the new directions for the Association. The report outlines the projects and activities that the Association undertook in 2018 including governance and strategic decisions, strengthening scientific research for...
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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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