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8 June
Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Réduit

The Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI), in collaboration with the University of Mauritius , is organising the fifth National Ocean Science Forum (NOSF) on the 8 th of June 2009 at the Paul Octave Wiéhé Auditorium, Réduit.

The main objectives of the National Ocean Science Forum are:

  • to communicate new marine research and ocean development activities to the scientific community and interested public;
  • to offer a platform for interdisciplinary discussion amongst scientists, academics and policy makers on scientific needs and economic potential of oceanographic research;
  • to promote understanding and public appreciation of the ocean

Call for papers

Contributions are invited in the form of papers, reports and posters on all aspects of oceanography. All papers and posters should present the results of original research relevant to the Republic of Mauritius.

Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the Proceedings of the National Ocean Science Forum 2009.

Potential participants to the conference are invited to submit an abstract of not more than 400 words by 4th May 2009 to the NOSF2009 Secretariat on conference@moi.intnet.mu.

Competition for best paper

There will be a competition for the best paper and second best paper. The author of the best paper will receive a cash prize of Rs.10,000 and the second best paper will receive a cash prize of Rs.5,000.

Full papers submitted by 1st of June 2009 will be considered for the competition, unless the author/s request otherwise. The jury for the best paper competition will consist of a panel of highly qualified scientists (who are not submitting papers for the competition) from the different organisations involved in marine science research.

Instructions for authors

The instructions for authors can be viewed on the website of the MOI on http://moi.gov.mu/NOSF2009/instructions.htm 

Authors are requested to download and use the template available on http://moi.gov.mu/NOSF2009/template.doc for preparing their paper. This will greatly facilitate their work in terms of adhering to the instructions for the format of the paper.

Competition for best research poster

There will also be a competition for the best research poster. Posters should be of A1 size (594 mm x 841 mm) in portrait orientation.

Posters should report the results of original research. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere, except in a preliminary form. Instructions for preparation of research posters are available on: http://moi.gov.mu/NOSF2009/instructions.htm


All persons having an interest in ocean science are invited to attend the forum. Registration is free.

Please register on http://moi.gov.mu/NOSF2009/Registration.php or post a letter stating your name, designation, affiliation, complete address, telephone number and field of interest to the address below.

Dates to remember

Submission of abstract (both for papers and posters)


4 May 2009

Submission of full paper


1 June 2009

Submission of poster
1 June 2009
For additional information, please contact:
The Director, Mauritius Oceanography Institute
4th Floor, France Centre, Victoria Avenue, Quatre Bornes
Tel: (230) 427 4434   Fax: (230) 427 4433
E-mail: director@moi.intnet.mu   Website: http://moi.gov.mu
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