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Monday, 26 October 2020
Applications for MSc in Applied Ocean Sciences now open!

If you have an interest in the ocean and its environment and are looking for a multi-disciplinary science Master degree, you might want to consider applying to the Applied Ocean Sciences (AOS) MSc.

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 12:45
Ma-Re Website Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Ma-Re website is back to life!

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 12:15
ICEMASA Ocean Science Days 2018

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

Publication Date:
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 14:30
FILAMO Workshop Wrap-up

The FILAMO project (along with Ma-Re) successfully ran a workshop on 'Movement Ecology of Marine Organisms' from 10-13 September 2018 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 11:15


The Institute's principal focus is research, which underpins its teaching, training, capacity development and consultancy activities. Hence it brings together active researchers in the field who add value to and benefit from this collaborative structure. At the Institution, observation, measurement, and collection of samples and data are accomplished by ship cruises, field trips and remote sensing by satellite. The institute’s array of multi-disciplinary researchers are involved in exciting inter-disciplinary projects.

The Institute also convenes a Masters degree in Applied Ocean Sciences.

Ma-Re also conducts an outreach and education programme for school learners. It focuses its outreach activities on school open days, university open days, National Science Week, the Grahamstown Science Festival held annually in the Eastern Cape and the Sci-Bono open day held annually in Gauteng.