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Job Title: WIO Seagrass Mapping Project Coordinator Organization: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Location: Flexible within the Western Indian Ocean region Duration: Full-time, Fixed-term Contract Start Date: 1st June 2024  About WIOMSA: The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) is a regional, non-profit, membership organization devoted to the promotion of marine science...
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WIOMSA, through the Sustainable Blue Future in the Western Indian Ocean – Institutional Strengthening through Science, Capacity, and Assimilation for a Sustainable Blue Future – SCALABLE, is inviting full proposals for selected research topics. Background The blue economy holds immense potential for sustainable development, offering opportunities for economic growth, livelihood improvement, and marine resource conservation....
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Le programme de certification des professionnels des aires marines protégées de l’océan Indien occidental (WIO-COMPAS) a le plaisir d’annoncer l’ouverture des candidatures pour l’évaluation des certifications de niveau 1 et de niveau 2 en français. L’événement combiné,  organisé par WIOMSA et VARUNA aura lieu du 1er au 4 août 2024, probablement à l’île Maurice. La...
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The March issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief highlights WIOMSA and partners activities for the first quarter of the year. The key feature of the Newsbrief is the launch of the Regional Centre of Excellence  (RCoE) by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, a significant event that aims to promote green transition and...
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The Pew Charitable Trusts is seeking a Principal Associate, Coastal Wetlands and Coral Reefs to help manage  a large-scale seagrass mapping project in the Western Indian Ocean countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Madagascar. The position will also support the inclusion of seagrass and other coastal wetlands into NDCs and engage in research and policy...
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The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is pleased to share the recently released “Guide for integrating coral reefs and associated ecosystems into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)”, including a summary of the guidance document and formatted case studies. As the world is, unfortunately, on the cusp of its 4th possible global mass coral bleaching event, it is important...
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Historically, Africa has been underrepresented in global research and development endeavours, with limited resources allocated to research initiatives compared to other regions. However, there is growing recognition of the immense potential for innovation and scientific advancement within Africa’s diverse landscapes and communities. Subsequently, this is why research grants such as the Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research...
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Join the GMES & Africa and MarCOSIO webinar on improving marine and coastal monitoring in Southern Africa. Date: April 3, 2024 Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT+4) During this webinar, we will delve into the remarkable advancements brought forth by the GMES & Africa and MarCOSIO projects, specifically focusing on their impact on marine and coastal...
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WIOMSA, the Ministry of Tourism, Zanzibar and the African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation are offering a regional capacity building workshop/training for practitioners who engage in Nature-based tourism (NBT) in the blue economy in the western Indian ocean (WIO) region. Nature-based tourism contributes significantly to sustainable development. It can contribute to poverty reduction, economic...
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Join an interactive networking event at the UN Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona To implement the 30x 30 target, the Blue Nature Alliance is partnering with the EU Ocean Governance project, MedPAN and other global practitioners to co-lead an initiative called “Scaling Global MPA Capacity to Reach 30×30: Cultivating a Systems Approach to Action”. This...
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