11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium
1st - 6th July 2019
The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the University of Mauritius, and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to announce the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium to be held in Mauritius in July 2019
Monday 1st to Saturday 6th July 2019
1- 4 July 2019 The main part of the Symposium. This component will include: keynote presentations, oral and poster presentations and ‘Mini-Symposia’. The structure of the Symposium has been adapted to allow the poster session to run from 14h00 to 16h00 from Monday to Thursday. In addition, a new feature of the Symposium, i.e. ‘Mini-Symposia’, will be scheduled from Monday to Thursday from 16h00 to 17h40.
5th July 2019 Specially convened sessions and roundtable discussions.
6th July 2019 Excursions and tours to different places of interest.
VENUE University of Mauritius
THEME “People, Coasts and Oceans: Opportunities for a changing future”
The Symposium will bring together practitioners, academics, researchers and students to share knowledge, experience and solutions to the challenges experienced in our coastal and
marine environment. The specific objectives of the symposium are to:
- Present current knowledge on disciplines related to the theme of the symposium, as detailed in the General Guidelines for Abstract Submission;
- Provide a forum for discussion, exchange of information and experiences on coastal and marine science issues in the Western Indian Ocean region;
- Promote interaction among social and natural scientists in order to strengthen multiand trans-disciplinary research for sustainable management of the coastal and marine environment;
- Identify gaps and priority research areas for improved management of the coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean region.
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ALL RELEVANT SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES
ARE WELCOME AT THIS MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
Abstract submission opens 1 December 2018
Deadline for submission of abstracts 31 January 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance 29 March 2019
Deadline for application for travel grants 15 March 2019
Deadline for confirmation by institutions wishing to
participate in the exhibition opportunities 31 March 2019