West Africa Marine Science Symposium

18th-20th Aug 2023

Accra, Ghana

Fostering Partnerships to Advance Ocean Science in West Africa


West Africa Marine Science Symposium (WAMSS) is an Ocean Decade endorsed activity that will bring together marine and coastal experts, storytellers, youth, government bodies, Non-governmental organisations, funders, and National Geographic Society Explorers from and working in West Africa in order to: Foster critical knowledge exchange and cross-pollinate perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in the region, sharing successes and lessons learned with practitioners across sectors as well as the broader public. Engage early-career professionals and youth to inspire and equip the next generation of marine and coastal scientists, managers, and conservationists with key knowledge and skills. WAMSS plan to highlight career paths and funding opportunities, offer grant writing workshops, and forge critical connections. Identify successful marine research and conservation models and catalyze collaborative projects by connecting funders with potential grant applicants.

West Africa Marine Science Symposium 2023

Fostering Partnerships towards transforming marine research in West Africa

Symposium Date

18-20 August 2023


Accra, Ghana

Important Dates

Abstract Call Opens 28 April 2023

Deadline for submitting abstracts is 31st May 2023

Notification of Abstract Acceptance 15 June 2023

Deadline for Registration June 30 2023