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
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.
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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