ICEMASA Ocean Science Days 2018

ICEMASA Ocean Science Days in the Cape


Sports Science Institute, Newlands

Cape Town, South Africa

23rd-26th October 2018

For the full program and details please see this PDF.
The registration form is below.


Over the past decade, the Marine Research Institute (Ma-Re) at the University of Cape Town has established a strong and successful international partnership in ocean sciences with France through the International Joint Laboratory ICEMASA, and Norway through the Nansen-Tutu Centre (NTC). To celebrate the successful conclusion of ICEMASA’s mandate in 2018, while Ma-Re and NTC are continuing, it looks appropriate to showcase the major progress in ocean sciences, that has been accomplished through and facilitated by this tripartite international collaboration. It is also timely to reflect on new directions for ocean science research in the decade to come.

The Ocean Science Days in the Cape are designed to serve this purpose.


Registration for this scientific event is free of charge, via the form at the bottom of this page.

Finger lunch will be provided to participants on Wednesday and Thursday.


Sports Science Institute (SSISA) of South Africa. Boundary Road, Newlands, Cape Town.

The venue is situated next to the Newlands Rugby Stadium. There will be free (nearby but offsite) parking at Kelvin Grove (entrance on Campground Road). The venue is within 200m of Newlands Railway Station. It is about 30 minute walk from UCT middle campus.

The venue is shown on a map below:

Opening session

The Ocean Science Days in the Cape will be officially opened by the Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs at the French Embassy and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (or her representative). The opening session will take place on Tuesday 23 October at 11.30 am. Light snacks and drinks will be served after this session.Opening session



The total duration for each presentation is 20 minutes. It is recommended that the talks do not exceed 15 mn to allow time for questions.


October falls within the spring season in Cape Town, which means the resort is warmer and drier than in previous months. October is also known for clearer skies and stronger sunlight than during the preceding months. The average day temperature lies between 16°C and 21°C, but cooler nights can be expected. Visitors should prepare by packing a jacket or jumper for the evening meal and after. October sees very little rain in the area (average of 9 rainy days over the month).

Eating out

There are a variety of restaurants and take-away establishments in the suburbs surrounding the venue (Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont), and a large selection available in the city centre and V&A Waterfront.

Contact details:  General queries before and during the event can be directed to Sharon Bosma, Marine Research Institute at the following email address


Sharon Bosma (organisation and logistics)

Sven Ragaller (web support)

French Embassy in South Africa (sponsoring)

All speakers


To register please complete the below form. Registration is free of charge.

Your host or affiliated institute.
Please indicate the sessions you will be attending.