1st – 6th July 2019

The 11th Symposium will be held in July 2019 in Mauritius, watch this space for more information.

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Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium: First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the University of Mauritius, and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to announce the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium...
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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...
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Change of presentation title in session XXI: Reducing of megafauna bycatch

The title of the second presentation in the Session XXI: Reducing of megafauna bycatch by Omar et al, “Assessment and mitigation of marine megafauna catch...
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The WIOMSA Symposium app is now live!

The WIOMSA Scientific Symposium mobile app is live now and all Symposium participants are encouraged to download it. Download the instructions on how to download...
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Body paint show at the Symposium!

On 30th October from 1900 hours during the first cocktail, Jocktan Makeke, an award-winning costume and body paint artist will be at the Julius Nyerere...
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South African IORAG holding a special session during the 10th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium

South Africa has taken over as chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, as of October 2017, with the theme: “IORA – uniting the peoples...
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The UNESCO/IOC’s Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States – IOCAFRICA with support from the IOGOOS Secretariat is organizing the special session on...
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IUCN Holding a Special Session during 10th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium

IUCN Special Session During the Conference (Nov 2nd) The UICN will hold a “Special Session” during  the Symposium to advance the IUCN Green List of...
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The role of marine and coastal systems in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for human prosperity

What we learn through scientific exploration must ultimately improve the well-being of all things living in our ocean and coastal systems. This concept of being well includes that of systems themselves, as complex and dynamic land and seascapes


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