Special edition magazine – call for EOI’s

The IORA Blue Carbon Hub is open for applications from Member States for articles for a special edition magazine.


To facilitate local knowledge sharing and information among IORA Member States, one or more magazine special issues will be published to highlight local case studies of policies and on-ground efforts for blue carbon protection and restoration in the Indian Ocean, and the variety of financial mechanisms used to support these activities.

The articles will focus on sharing knowledge on the current successes and challenges in implementing nature-based blue carbon solutions.


EOI’s should be sent to lauren.hardiman@csiro.au and should contain the following information:

  • Please state your name, title and country
  • Please provide a brief description of what your articles will cover, such as blue carbon restoration, coastal protection, new policy initiatives and/or finance opportunities in the region (250-500 words)
  • Please describe any new learnings or challenges faced whilst undertaking the blue carbon restoration and protection activities
  • The deadline for EOI submissions is 14th March 2022.

Successful applications will be notified in March and will be required to submit 1,000 – 1,500 words along with images in May 2022.

The IORA Hub team will compile, edit and curate the online special issues which will be circulated and uploaded onto the IORA Hub website in June/July 2022.

The special issue(s) is separate from and in addition to the ‘IORA 25 Years Commemorative Publication’, which is to be unveiled by the Secretariat at the IORA Day reception on 07 March 2022.

Please note that this is only open to IORA Member States.

Download the call out EOI_IORA Blue Carbon Hub

Download the full concept note Final IORA Concept Note for magazine articles