Current Projects
Sno Projectname Principal Researcher Ongoing Detail
1 A Guide to Commonly Occurring Larval Stages of Fishes in Kenyan and Tanzanian Offshore Waters The overall PI is Dr James Mwaluma Ongoing View
2 Synthesis and utilization of oceanographic research and data for sustainable management of the coastal and marine resources of Tanzania Prof. Ntahondi Nyandwi Ongoing View
3 Oceanographic Factors Influencing Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the Tanzanian Exclusive Economic Zone, Territorial Seas and Internal Waters Dr Yohana Shaghude Ongoing View
4 Designing Sustainable Community-Based Mangrove Harvesting and Restoration Models in Rufiji Delta, Tanzania Dr Mwita Mangora Ongoing View
5 Larval Fish Production and Dispersal in Critical Habitats of the Coastal East Africa Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga as PI at IMS; the overall PI is Dr James Mwaluma Ongoing View
6 Sustainable Oceans, Livelihood and Food Security through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem Research in the Western Indian Ocean (SOLSTICE-WIO). Dr Yohana Shaghude is the PI at IMS; the overall PI are Prof Michael Roberts and Prof KatyaPopova Ongoing View
7 Development of Regional and National Actions Plans on Marine Litter in the Western Indian Ocean region for the effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
8 Development of the Ocean Governance for Africa, for the Effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
9 Responses of Biological Productivity and Fisheries to changes in Atmospheric and Oceanographic Conditions in the Upwelling Region Associated with the East African Coastal Current. Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga as PI at IMS; the overall PI was Dr Shigalla Mahongo Completed View
10 Coastal Zone Management Specialist. Developing Core Capacity to Address Adaptation to Climate Change in Productive Coastal Zones of Tanzania. Dr Salim Mohammed Completed View
11 Variation in quality and quantity of the Phycocolloid Carraageenan in cultivated seaweeds with cultivation period, seasonality and environmental parameters in Zanzibar, Tanzania Dr Flower Msuya Completed View
12 Variation in physical and Chemical variables in relation to Chlorophyll-a distribution in the waters of the Rufiji-Mafia Channel Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
13 Phytoplankton Ecology, Physiology, Distribution and Productivity in the Western Indian Ocean waters (South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania) Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga as PI at IMS; the overall PI was Dr Ray Barlow Completed View
14 Ecosystem Based Protection of the Coastal Zone: The Effectiveness of Seagrass Meadows in Coastal Erosion Management (Seagrass Protect) Dr. Blandina Lugendo Ongoing View
15 Designing Sustainable Collaborative Mangrove Harvesting and Restoration Models in Rufiji Delta - Tanzania Dr. Mwita M. Mangora Ongoing View
16 Larval Fish Production and Dispersal in Critical Habitats of the Coastal East Africa Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga as PI for Tanzania; the overall PI is Dr James Mwaluma (Kenya) Ongoing View
17 Sustainable Oceans, Livelihood and Food Security through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem Research in the Western Indian Ocean (SOLSTICE-WIO). Dr Yohana Shaghude is the PI at IMS; the overall Pis are Prof Michael Roberts and Prof KatyaPopova Ongoing View
18 Transboundary Coastal Processes and Human Resource Utilisation Patterns as a Basis for a Kenya-tanzania Conservation Area Initiative (Trans-Coast) Prof. Nico Koedan (VUB) Ongoing View
19 Development of Regional and National Actions Plans on Marine Litter in the Western Indian Ocean region for the effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
20 Development of the Ocean Governance for Africa, for the Effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
21 East Africa Mangrove Carbon Project (EAMCP) as a component of the global Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP) - Africa Dr. Mwita M. Mangora Ongoing View
22 Climate Change Knowledge Management Specialist: Implementation Of Concrete Adaptation Measures To Reduce Vulnerability Of Livelihoods And Economy Of Coastal Communities Of Tanzania Dr. Yohanna Shaghude Completed View
23 National Mangrove Specialist: Implementation Of Concrete Adaptation Measures To Reduce Vulnerability Of Livelihoods And Economy Of Coastal Communities Of Tanzania Dr. Mwita M. Mangora Completed View
24 Coastal Ecosystem Services in East Africa (CESEA) Prof. Mark Huxham (Edinburgh Napier) Completed View
25 Fishing Data East Africa (FIDEA) Dr Saleh Yahya is the PI at IMS; the overall PIs are Prof Matthias Wolff and Dr Paul Tuda of ZMT Ongoing View
26 Coral Reef Monitoring in Marine Conservation Areas in Zanzibar Dr Saleh Yahya Ongoing View
27 Designing Sustainable Community-Based Mangrove Harvesting and Restoration Models in Rufiji Delta, Tanzania (WIOSAP) Dr Mwita Mangora Ongoing View
28 Sustainable Oceans, Livelihood and Food Security through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem Research in the Western Indian Ocean (SOLSTICE-WIO). Dr Yohana Shaghude is the PI at IMS; the overall PI are Prof Michael Roberts and Prof KatyaPopova Ongoing View
29 Development of Regional and National Actions Plans on Marine Litter in the Western Indian Ocean region for the effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
30 Development of the Ocean Governance for Africa, for the Effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
31 Development of the Ocean Governance for Africa, for the Effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
32 Designing Sustainable Collaborative Mangrove Harvesting and Restoration Models in Rufiji Delta - Tanzania Dr. Mwita M. Mangora Ongoing View
33 Transboundary Coastal Processes and Human Resource Utilisation Patterns as a Basis for a Kenya-tanzania Conservation Area Initiative (Trans-Coast) Prof. Nico Koedan (VUB) Ongoing View
34 East Africa Mangrove Carbon Project (EAMCP) as a component of the global Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP) - Africa Dr. Mwita M. Mangora Ongoing View
35 Assessment of Mangrove Restoration in Tanzania: Effectiveness, Needs and Prospects Dr. Mwita M. Mangora Completed View
36 Coastal Ecosystem Services in East Africa (CESEA) Prof. Mark Huxham (Edinburgh Napier) Completed View
37 Development of Regional and National Actions Plans on Marine Litter in the Western Indian Ocean region for the effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
38 Development of the Ocean Governance for Africa, for the Effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
39 National Mangrove Specialist: Implementation Of Concrete Adaptation Measures To Reduce Vulnerability Of Livelihoods And Economy Of Coastal Communities Of Tanzania Dr. Mwita M. Mangora Completed View
40 Designing Sustainable Community-Based Mangrove Harvesting and Restoration Models in Rufiji Delta, Tanzania Dr Mwita Mangora Ongoing View
41 Tanzania Marine Ecosystems Diagnostic Analysis (MEDA) Dr. Daudi Msangameno Ongoing View
42 New Digital Technologies for Handling Marine Biodiversity Data in Eastern Africa (NeDiT) Dr. Hauke Reuter Ongoing View
43 Health Assessment of Mangrove Forest in the Msimbazi River Dr. Daudi Msangameno Completed View
44 ECOS -USAID/Tanzania FAA 118/119 Assessment Dr. Daudi Msangameno Completed View
45 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Dr. Christopher Muhando Completed View
46 Western Indian Ocean Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (WIO-RAPMaLi) Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
47 Development of the Ocean Governance for Africa, for the Effective Management of the Region’s shared Marine and Coastal Resources (OGSA) Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga Completed View
48 Implementation of Concrete Adaptation Measures to Reduce Vulnerability of Livelihoods and Economy of Coastal Communities of Tanzania Dr. Daudi Msangameno Completed View
49 Transboundary Network of Marine Protected Areas for Integrated Conservation and Sustainable Development (TRANSMAP) Dr. Narriman Jiddawi (Lead IMS) Completed View
50 Drivers of fish larvae in mangroves-seagrass seascapes Matern S.P. Mtolera Ongoing View
51 Larval Fish Production and Dispersal in Critical Habitats of the Coastal East Africa Dr Margareth Kyewalyanga as PI at IMS; the overall PI is Dr James Mwaluma Ongoing View
52 Organic carbon accretion rate and dating in tropical seagrass and mangroves ecosystems Prof. Mats Björk & Prof. Paul Lavery Ongoing View
53 Influences of Marine Protected Area and landscape heterogeneity in Blue carbon stock patterns in the Western Indian Ocean region. Prof. Martin Gullström Ongoing View
54 Coastal blue carbon stocks in Tanzania and Mozambique Support for climate adaptation and mitigation actions Prof. Martin Gullström Completed View
55 High-resolution pH dynamics in tropical coastal ocean embayment dominated by submerged aquatic vegetation Prof. Mats Björk Ongoing View
56 Air-sea CO2 fluxes in tropical seagrass meadows are driven by plant community composition, calcification and carbon import: implications for blue carbon science Prof. Mats Björk Ongoing View
57 Fate of blue carbon in a mangrove-seagrass seascape: influences of landscape configuration and land-use change Dr. Maria Asplund & Prof. Martin Gullström Completed View
58 Effect of salinity on nutrients uptake and productivity in Avicennia marina (Forsk) Vierh. and Rhizophora mucronata Lam. along the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dr Amelia Buriyo Completed View
59 Oceanographic Factors Influencing Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the Tanzanian Exclusive Economic Zone, Territorial Seas and Internal Waters Dr Yohana Shaghude Ongoing View
60 Sustainable Oceans, Livelihood and Food Security through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem Research in the Western Indian Ocean (SOLSTICE-WIO). Dr Yohana Shaghude is the PI at IMS; the overall PI are Prof Michael Roberts and Prof KatyaPopova Ongoing View
61 Sustainable Oceans, Livelihood and Food Security through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem Research in the Western Indian Ocean (SOLSTICE-WIO). Dr Julius Francis from WIOMSA; the overall PI are Prof Michael Roberts and Prof KatyaPopova Ongoing View
62 Innovation and commercialization of farmed seaweeds (Eucheuma denticulatum), shells and pearl products through improvements, packaging, Intellectual Property protection and marketing Aviti John Mmochi Ongoing View
63 Blue Growth Initiative through Farming of Silver Pompano (Trachinotus blochii) and Rabbit Fish (Siganus sutor) for Food Security and Improved Livelihood in East Africa (BLUEGRASI) Aviti John Mmochi Ongoing View
64 Assessment of stocking density of sea-cucumber in pens in the sub-tidal waters of Kiwani Bay, Bweleo, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Ms. Jestina Ntaguda Ongoing View
65 Training and Research in Aquatic Health in the Eastern and Southern Africa (TRAHESA) Prof Robinson Mdegela Completed View
66 Integrated Mariculture Pond System (IMPS) Mr. Aviti John Mmochi Completed View
67 THE MARINE SCIENCE PROGRAMME 2015-2020: Consolidating Research and Analytical Capacity in Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology for Food Security, Adapting to Climate Change, Sustainable Resource Management and Inclusive Development Dr. Matern Mtolera Completed View
68 Resilience Potential of Zanzibar Coral Reefs in Relation to Contrasting Conservation Strategies. Leonard Jones Chauka Ongoing View
69 Population genetics and connectivity for sound conservation and restoration of coral reefs along the Tanzanian coral reefs in the context of current trends of climate change Leonard Jones Chauka Completed View
70 Seasonal primary productivity and growth rate of four scleractinians corals found in Zanzibar in relation to anthropogenic disturbances. Leonard Jones Chauka Completed View
71 Innovation and commercialization of farmed seaweeds (Eucheuma denticulatum), shells and pearl products through improvements, packaging, Intellectual Property protection and marketing Aviti John Mmochi Ongoing View
72 Assessment of REDD+ pilot project on mangrove forest condition and livelihoods in Unguja island, Tanzania Rukia Kitula Completed View
73 Marine tenure regimes in Mafia Island, Tanzania: Influence on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, livelihoods and condition of fishery resources Rukia Kitula Completed View
74 Assessment of stocking density of sea-cucumber in pens in the sub-tidal waters of Kiwani Bay-Bweleo, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Jestina Obedi Ntaguda Ongoing View
75 Sustainable Oceans, Livelihood and Food Security through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem Research in the Western Indian Ocean (SOLSTICE-WIO). Dr Yohana Shaghude is the PI at IMS; the overall PIs are Dr Katya Popova and Prof Michael Roberts Ongoing View
76 Ecosystem Based Protection of the Coastal Zone: The Effectiveness of Seagrass Meadows in Coastal Erosion Management (Seagrass Project) Dr. Blandina Lugendo Ongoing View
77 GMES-Africa Marine and Coastal Services Development in Southern Africa (MarCOSouth). Dr Yohana Shaghude is the PI at IMS, the Overall PI is Dr Stewart Bernard Ongoing View
78 Climate Change Knowledge Management Specialist: Implementation of Concrete Adaptation Measures to Reduce Vulnerability of Livelihoods and Economy of Coastal Communities of Tanzania Dr. Yohana Shaghude Completed View
79 Oceanographic Factors Influencing Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the Tanzanian Exclusive Economic Zone, Territorial Seas and Internal Waters Dr Yohana Shaghude Completed View
80 Environmental and Social Impact for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Project Dr Yohana Shaghude Completed View