1st – 6th July 2019

The 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to announce that The 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium will be held on 10-15 October 2022 at Sun Boardwalk Hotel and Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

More details on the Symposium will be posted soon.


Here you will find the detailed programme for the Symposium including the scientific programme, special sessions, and exhibitors as well as information on events before and after the symposium.


The online registration for the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium is now closed.

General Information

Here you will find more information about the Symposium such as accommodation recommendations, information on travel grants and the Symposium venue.

This years Symposium theme

People, Coasts and Oceans: Opportunities for a changing future
What we learn through scientific exploration must ultimately improve the well being
of all living things in our ocean and coastal systems.
The concept of being well includes that of the systems themselves,
as complex and dynamic landscapes.

Symposium Keynote Speakers