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The abstract submission for the International Indian Ocean Science Conference (IIOSC) 2020 is now open! The conference will take place in Goa, India, on 16-20 March 2020. You can submit abstracts relevant to the Indian Ocean for scientific sessions spread over 14 different themes. You can read more about the different themes here: https://iiosc2020.incois.gov.in/IIOSC2020/TechnicalSessions.jsp). The...
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Over the past 18 months, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has implemented a project that seeks to support ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in Southern Africa. The objective of the project is to enhance the climate resilience of the Southern African region by strengthening the role of marine and coastal EbA in national climate...
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The Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) Observations Coordination Group (OCG) (link) is creating a new sponsored membership role in its Executive Team. The aim of this new role is to support leadership development in ocean observing from countries that are in the process of developing their ocean observing capacity, including Small...
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Call for applications: OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) Training Course: Marine GIS Applications, 28 October – 1 November, 2019, in Mombasa, Kenya Course Overview Satellite data are particularly powerful when combined with data from other sources, such as in situ measurements or geographic or socio-economic information, whilst Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool for...
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We are delighted to present our Newsbrief for June/July 2019. In this edition we feature articles from the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium that recently took place in Mauritius as well as articles on Dr Jacqueline Uku´s N.K. Panikkar Memorial Lecture, MARG-I outcomes, meetings and workshops that have taken place in the region, the release of...
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Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme 2020-2021- Applications Now Open The Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme will this year offer a select number of future leaders and influencers from Tanzania the opportunity to study for a prestigious Master’s degree in Ireland. If successful, you will live and study at some of the top education and learning centres in the world,...
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A new publication on Information access and knowledge exchange in co-managed coral reef fisheries is now out! This publication might be useful for researchers and managers interested in knowing how information is accessed and shared amongst marine and coastal resources users. The publication is one of the outputs from the collaboration with Dr. Michele Barnes ARC Centre of...
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The Nairobi Convention in collaboration with the IUCN-chaired Ocean Acidification international Reference User Group (OAiRUG) and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) are organizing the Indian Ocean Regional Ocean Acidification workshop that will be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania on 28th and 29th October, 2019. Applications to attend the workshop are invited from regional...
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This week a new publication on “Social–environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene” by Darling et al, was published in the Nature Ecology and Evolution Journal. Over 80 marine scientists has worked together analysing 2500 reef systems across 44 countries.  From the press release by the Wildlife Conservation Society: A NEW...
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Every three years since 1981 the World Association of Copepodologists (WAC) holds an international conference called the International Conference on Copepoda or the “ICOC.” These have become the most important global gatherings for all researchers and students of copepods. Each conference gives participants the chance to meet fellow researchers, talk with students and experts, borrow...
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WIOMSA-Scientific-Symposium-25-years

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
yunusmgaya@gmail.com

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