The West Indian Ocean Governance and Exchange Network was launched at the WIOMSA Symposium in Mauritius this July. The network, which focuses specifically on ocean and coastal governance, bridges the social and marine sciences and offers opportunities for joint publishing, training and capacity development in the region. It is designed to be inclusive and participatory, with members of the network participating in the design of its activities. WIOGEN was one of four MeerWissen Partnership Projects to launch at the WIOMSA Symposium. To find out more about the other projects in the region, see the MeerWissen website.