Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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New Issue WIO Journal of Marine Science Published is out

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Vol 16, No 1 (2017), at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms. This issue contains the following articles: i) Salum S. Hamed, Narriman S. Jiddawi, Philip. O.J. Bwathondi – Effects of blood meal as a substitute for fish meal in the culture of juvenile Silver Pompano Trachinotus blochii (Lacepède,...
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Practical training and experience are more important than formal education

Much of what we learn – in the MPA field and in life in general – comes to us informally. We receive advice from a colleague, we figure out something ourselves, or we see what works through trial and error. This kind of knowledge can be invaluable. In November issue, MPA News asked practitioners what...
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Spotlight on the 10th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: Latest WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. This is a combined issue of September and December issues and contains several interesting articles most of which related to the recently held 10th WIOMSA Symposium and associated activities/events. Symposium photo gallery is also included. Thanks for all the support in 2017. We wish you all...
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Course materials from the workshop on Introduction to R Programming are now available!

Course materials from the recently held WIOMSA introduction to R workshop can now be found online at: https://github.com/WIORWorkshop/WIO-R-WORKSHOP-2017 Those interested may also subscribe to our email list for questions and discussions on R and general quantitative advise on this link: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wiorquantitativeadvise/join.
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The Use of Research Outputs by Management Authorities

In 2015, WIOMSA commissioned a study which led to the production of the report “The Use of Research Outputs by Management Authorities: Assessment of Current Practices and Identification of Capacity Building Needs.” This report present results of assessment of how organisations dealing with marine and coastal issues in countries of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)...
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Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly-Please attend!

The Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly will be held on 3 November 2017 will start at 9:00. One of the main agenda of the General Assembly is the ‘Future of the WIOMSA Symposium’. We are urging members and non-members to provide inputs and comments on the paper. All participants (members and non-members) are encouraged to attend...
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Call for expression of interest as authors

The Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Western Indian Ocean region through its GEF-funded project on ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIOSAP)’, which started in December 2016, is facilitating the implementation of SDG 14 with a special...
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WIOMSA Annual Report in a new Vibrant Look!

We are delighted to announce the release of the WIOMSA Annual Report for 2016.  The new look Annual report features WIOMSA’s vibrant new logo and showcases the Association’s new corporate brand colours. The 78-page annual report takes an in-depth look back at WIOMSA’s past year and provides an overview of each of the Association’s programme...
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Ocean Acidification workshop for Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region – developing regional capacity for ocean observations in support of SDG target 14.3: Call for application!

WIOMSA in collaboration with Future Earth Coasts, the Nairobi Convention, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC), and IOC-UNESCO are organizing “Ocean Acidification workshop – developing regional capacity for ocean observations in support of SDG target 14.3” that will be held from 27-28 October 2017 in Dar es Salaam,...
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