Western Indian Ocean Regional Initiative

WIO-RISE provides research and training in skills associated with the utilization of coastal and marine resources and the protection of the coastal and marine environment. The network avails itself of the substantial experience of IMS/UDSM, which has roots in the former East African Marine Fisheries Research Organization and the affiliated Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association based in Zanzibar. The School of Marine and Coastal Studies at Eduardo Mondlane University is strategically located near the Sofala Bank, a major fishery and aquaculture resource, and the University of Cape Town has the only department in southern Africa offering graduate training in physical oceanography, climate science, and atmospheric science.
Updates on Recent Network Activities
WIO-RISE held a two-day workshop on manuscript preparation for submission to peer-reviewed journals. This workshop took place at Hotel Whitesands in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 11-12 September 2014, and included a combination of prominent scientists (WIO-RISE supervisors) as mentors, graduates, and current students. The mentors came from four different universities in sub-saharan Africa, namely, the WIO-RISE nodes: University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), University of Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique), University of Cape Town (South Africa) and the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (Arusha, Tanzania). The main objective of the workshop was to assist graduates and students in preparing their draft manuscripts to submit for publication. Furthermore, the workshop provided an opportunity for the younger scientists to interact with the senior ones, thereby enhancing collaboration, networking and learning.
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WIO-RISE Leaders

Dr. Musa Chacha, School of Life Sciences and Bio-Engineering
Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania

Prof. Antonio Hoguane, School of Marine & Coastal Studies
Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

Prof. Chris Reason, Oceanography Department
University of Cape Town, South Africa

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