University of the Western Cape (UWC)
The University of the Western Cape is the host
institution for IOI-SA. We sit within the Department of
Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, sharing resources and
supporting each otherís interests where possible.
The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)
The Global Invasive Species Programme is based in
Nairobi, Kenya. The IOI-SA Director is also functioning as
GISPís Technical Director for Marine Invasive Species
(MIS) and the MIS focal point for the IOI global network .
As such, IOI-SA seeks to engage where possible with
international efforts in this field.
Resource Ballast Technologies (RBT)
The Cape Town based company Resource Ballast
Technologies has developed a ground-breaking shipboard
ballast water treatment technology for application under
the IMO BW Convention. IOI-SA has partnered with RBT to
help facilitate the ongoing use of this technology and
associated technical resources within South Africa and the
appropriate government administrations.
International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
The International Maritime Organization is the shipping
arm of the UN. IOI-SA works though its partnership with
IMO to support its international efforts addressing marine
pollution and marine invasive species concerns.
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
The South African National Biodiversity Institute has
developed an agreement with IOI-SA to work together on the
priority areas of Marine Management, Biodiversity
Informatics, and Invasive Species. As a result, the IOI-SA
has developed very strong data management capabilities,
especially as pertains to resource use and nature
South African Network for Coastal &
Oceanic Research (SANCOR)