Rise Logo


Western Indian Ocean Regional Initiative

WIO-RISE aims to build scientific and technological capacity and to catalyze excellence in research and training in marine science in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region for sustainable development, utilization and protection of coastal and marine resources and environment. It supports post-graduate students from the region; students are welcome from the WIO countries: Comoro, France (Reunion), Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and Tanzania.

The network’s priority areas of research and training are:

  • marine chemistry (marine natural products and biochemistry)
  • physical oceanography
  • climate and atmospheric sciences
  • applied marine sciences
WIO-RISE Leaders
Academic Director
Prof. Desiderius C. P. Masalu, Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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