10th – 15th October 2022
South Africa

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12th WIOMSA Symposium: Call for Special Sessions

Photo credit: Bruce Cauvin

Photo credit: January Ndagala

WIOMSA, the Sustainable Seas Trust and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to invite proposals for special sessions at the 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium  to be held in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa on 10-15 October 2022.
14th October 2022 has been set aside for special sessions convened by projects, programmes and organisations to discuss topical issues that are of global and regional importance. Interested parties are requested to submit their proposals of up to two (2) pages in WORD to secretary@wiomsa.org.
Proposals should include the following information:
  • The session title
  • Brief background
  • Session objectives and expected outputs
  • Targeted audience
  • Tentative session programme
  • The organisers
Deadline for proposal submission:  30th June 2022.

Photo credit: Bruce Cauvin

WIOMSA has opened its 12th WIOMSA Symposium Photography Competition for submissions! The contest was launched on 5th June in celebration of World Environment Day 2022.  Plugging into the “Only One Earth” theme, and the essential role that the ocean and ocean science play in the planet’s functioning, the focus of the photo competition is  A New Decade of Western Indian Ocean Science”. 

Photography is a powerful tool which often produces unexpected and breath-taking beauty through stunning images that showcase the captivating work being done across a wide range of disciplines in the WIO region. Join us in picturing and imagining what the next decade of ocean science will look like in the region by submitting entries relating to the science of the WIO coastal region: its seascape, landscape, species, research work, coastal communities, cities, and cultures. The competition is open to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, expertise, and levels of photography experience from the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Entries should be submitted via email to  secretary@wiomsa.org by 15th September 2022.

The top twenty photos will be selected by a panel of judges and displayed during the WIOMSA Symposium where participants will vote on which entries they deem best. The winners will be announced during the Symposium and their pictures featured on the WIOMSA website and publications.

For the full details on the competition, download the contest guidelines.