The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) was established as a regional professional, non-profit, membership organization, in 1993, and is dedicated to promoting the educational, scientific and technological development of all aspects of marine sciences throughout the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, consisting of 10 countries: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion(France).

WIOMSA has a particular interest in linking the knowledge that emerges from research to the management and governance issues that affect marine and coastal ecosystems in the region.

Over time, WIOMSA has built a diverse range of experience in organization of training courses, coordinating research grants programmes, advocacy, networking, and dissemination of technical information relating to the region.

WIOMSA currently plays a unique role in the WIO region. Its strength lies in its regional character, multi-disciplinary membership, and good track record in implementation, broad experience and flexibility in its operations.

Contact details:

Contact details: 

WIOMSA Office,
Mizingani Street, House NO: 13644/10,
P.O. Box 3298, Zanzibar,
Tel: +255 24 2233472