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Western Indian Ocean Symphony - A newly launched Marine Spatial Planning tool

Sustainability and environment

WIO Symphony is an ecosystem-based marine spatial planning tool tailored for the Western Indian Ocean working as a structured way to handle the environmental question of MSP. In this Sea and Society Talk, you will hear about the collaboration among different actors, process of developing a tool based on science and the outcome of a three year long project that just recently launched.

9 Feb 2023
12:05 - 13:00
Zoom webinar

Eric Strömberg, Master student in Sea and Society, University of Gothenburg.
Centre for Sea and Society

About WIO Symphony

WIO Symphony is a web tool that supports marine spatial planning in the Western Indian Ocean by assessing environmental impact from human activities.

The WIO Symphony project is a collaboration between the Nairobi Convention, its ten member states in East Africa and a team of Swedish institutions lead by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. 

About the speaker

Eric Strömberg, master student in Sea and Society,
Eric Strömberg, master student in Sea and Society.

Eric Strömberg is a student at the interdisciplinary Master's programme Sea and Society, University of Gothenburg. Recently he finished an internship with the WIO Symphony project and began his Master's thesis now focusing on Swedish Marine Spatial Planning.

About Sea and Society Talks

Sea and Society Talks  is a lunch seminar series organized by Centre for Sea and Society focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The seminars link goal 14 "Life below water" with the other 16 goals. 

Link to zoom webinar will be sent out after registration.