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: Comoros, Réunion (France), 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

Updates on Recent WIO-RISE Activities

Johnson Grayson participated in an international workshop on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) with a theme “Connecting Science to Management” and presented a paper entitled “Growth, Mortality and Reproductive Biology of Narrow-bared Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus commerson (Lecepede, 1800) Along the Northern Tanzanian Coastal Waters”.
The workshop took place in Phuket, Thailand, from 29th June to 2nd July 2014.
New WIO-RISE Publication
Halo, I., Backeberg, B., Penven, P., Ansorge, I., Reason, C. & Ullgren, J.E, 2014. Eddy properties in the Mozambique Channel: A comparison between observations and two numerical ocean circulation models. Deep sea research part II: Topical studies in oceanography, 100, 38-53. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.10.015.

Archived Updates

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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