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02-05-22
PhD Thesis published: Ecological Infrastructure in Systematic Conservation Planning

What role does the Ecological Infrastructure (EI) concept play in systematic conservation…

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08-04-22
Understanding Marine Ecosystems in Namibia

What goods are Namibian people harvesting from the ocean, and how is this benefitting them…

Marine Biologists Mapping Eel Habitats at Pangani River, Tanzania.
18-02-22
Advancing the assessment of the biodiversity of eels in Tanzania

The BIOEELS project has achieved some remarkable progress in the past few months.

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31-01-22
The MeerWissen Initiative: Best of 2021

Our five MeerWissen highlights from 2021.

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24-01-22
Episode 9: From Data to Decision – Bridging the Science-Policy interface

Welcome to the ninth episode of the Ocean InSight podcast.

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20-12-21
Episode 8: The UN Ocean Decade in a nutshell – an insider’s account

Welcome to the eighth episode of the Ocean InSight podcast.

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29-11-21
Episode 7: Seaweeds: The hidden champions of coastal ecosystems

Welcome to the seventh episode of the Ocean InSight podcast.

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09-11-21
A Partnership of Equals: A Guidance on Co-Design

Planning and conducting co-design in collaborative marine research projects

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31-10-21
Episode 6: Taking the PULSE of the ocean

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Ocean InSight podcast.

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21-10-21
Info Session on 3rd Call for Proposals: Successful networking

The MeerWissen Initiative hosted a lively Information Session on the 20th of October…

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11-10-21
Episode 5: Improving Ocean Governance through informal networks

Welcome to the fifth episode of the Ocean InSight podcast.

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30-09-21
Coming soon: New Call for Proposals on marine Nature-based Solutions

A new Call for Proposals focusing on marine Nature-based Solutions will be launched soon. …

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20-09-21
Episode 4: Biodiversity conservation and the private sector in Mauritania

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Ocean InSight podcast.

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13-09-21
Co-Design in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Together with WIOMSA, the MeerWissen secretary has recently published a discussion paper.

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30-08-21
Episode 3: Integrated management at the land-sea interface

Welcome to the third episode of the Ocean InSight podcast.

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09-08-21
Episode 2: Sustainable Fisheries Management in East Africa

Welcome to the second episode of the Ocean InSight podcast.

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29-07-21
PULSE project establishes collaboration with Senegalese Government

The project “Taking the Pulse of the Ocean” (PULSE) has achieved remarkable progress in a…

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23-07-21
Towards sustainable cultivation and harvesting of seaweed in Senegal

The project “Seaweed for climate change resilient blue economies, biodiversity and…

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19-07-21
Ocean InSight: A new podcast on marine conservation and science for sustainable development

Welcome to Ocean InSight – a new podcast series on marine conservation and ocean science…

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13-07-21
Co-designing solution-oriented research for sustainable development

The virtual event "Co-designing solution-oriented research for sustainable development –…

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18-06-21
MeerWissen Webinar: Deep Dive with CoastWise

The project “CoastWise - Improving knowledge for integrated management of the land-sea…

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14-06-21
MeerWissen Webinar: Conserving fish functional diversity and promoting a sustainable Blue Economy

The project “Defining socially-inclusive strategies for conserving fish functional…

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08-06-21
Transforming scientific knowledge into policy making: 3 examples that protect Africa’s ocean and coasts

66 scientists, 12 projects, 7 countries – MeerWissen supports cooperation between African…

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31-05-21
Special Event: Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring (Cabo Verde - South Africa Collaboration)

The virtual event “Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring in Cabo Verde & South Africa” was convened…

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06-04-21
African Penguins: Towards an integrative population management

The “African Penguins and the Blue Economy” (Penguins) project has taken further steps in…

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24-03-21
MeerWissen contribution to the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Regional Science to Policy Dialogue

During the online Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Regional Science to Policy Dialogue,…

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11-03-21
Kick-Off Workshop: Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring

During the hybrid Kick-Off meeting on 18 and 19 November 2020, the “Coastal Ecosystem…

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11-03-21
MeerWissen Webinar: Seaweed for climate change resilient blue economies, biodiversity and ecosystem services

The project “Seaweed for climate change resilient blue economies, biodiversity and…

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08-03-21
MeerWissen Webinar: West Indian Ocean Governance & Exchange Network

With an increasing use of coastal spaces comes a need to effectively manage those areas…

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26-02-21
MeerWissen Webinar: West African Biodiversity under Pressure

The project “West African Biodiversity under Pressure” was introduced on February 26 as…

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24-02-21
A win for science-based marine management

The West African Biodiversity under Pressure (WASP) Project is making waves for…

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12-02-21
Kick-Off Workshop: Sustainable blue growth with seaweed in Senegal

During the online Kick-Off meeting on January 20th, activities of the “Seaweed for climate…

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29-01-21
NeDiT Marine Biodiversity Data Digitization and Publication Workshop

The Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) in collaboration with the Tanzania Fisheries…

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28-01-21
MeerWissen Webinar: African Penguins and the Blue Economy

The project “African Penguins and the Blue Economy” was introduced on January 27 as part…

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18-01-21
MeerWissen Webinar: Fishing Data East Africa

The Fishing Data East Africa (FiDEA) project was introduced on January 15 as part of…

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18-12-20
MeerWissen Webinar: Coastal ecosystem monitoring in Cabo Verde

The Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring in Cabo Verde (CEM_CV) project was introduced on December…