CALL FOR ABSTRACT West Africa Marine Science Symposium (Deadline 31 May 2023)

The West Africa Marine Science Symposium (WAMSS) aims to bring together marine and coastal experts, storytellers, youth, government bodies, non-governmental organizations, funders and National Geographic Society Explorers from and working in West Africa to exchange knowledge, share successes and lessons learned in the region.
The symposium seeks to build partnerships and networks, identify opportunities and challenges in African marine research and inspire and equip the next generation of marine and coastal scientists, managers, and conservationists with key knowledge and skills. Furthermore, it strives to identify successful marine research and conservation models and catalyze collaborative projects by connecting potential grant applicants with funders.

Theme: Fostering Partnerships to Advance Ocean Science in West Africa

Date: 18th to 20th August 2023

Venue: Accra, Ghana

• Promoting Marine Environmental Health
• Restoration, Conservation, and Management of Living Marine Resources
• Enabling Access to Enhance Critical Understanding of Africa’s Eastern Atlantic
• Building Coastal Community Resilience Against Coastal Hazards
• Outreach, science communication, and storytelling
• Community leadership and participation in ocean knowledge generation

• Abstract call opens – 28th April 2023
• Deadline for submitting abstracts – 31st May 2023
• Notification of abstract acceptance – 15th June 2023
• Deadline for registration – 30th June 2023

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