IN TABLE Bay, 7km west of Cape Town, lies Robben Island, famous as the site where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of the 27 years he spent behind bars. It is now a museum, visited by up to half a million tourists each year.
But it is the island’s African penguins that are the new news story among SA’s marine science community. At stake is the fate of the species, which was listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature last year; and a model for managing conflict between predators and fisheries in similar marine ecosystems globally.
Ma-Re students Hayley Evers-King and Marie Smith were amongst the winners of the 2013/2014 LearnEO! lesson writing competition 2013/14 and received their prizes at ESA in Frascati, Italy, on Wednesday 5 November. The three winning lessons are now available on line.
Ma-Re Annual Forum 2014: “Ancient Mariners”
Friday 31 October, 09h00 for 09h15 – 15h20, followed by lunch
Classroom L, Level 3 (University Avenue entrance), R W James Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Robben Island is notorious as the site where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison, but now the island’s 1,200 breeding pairs of African penguins are sparking a scientific controversy.
I’d really like to take this time to thank you and your team for the amazing insight on career paths yesterday and for accommodating us into your schedule.
Although astrophysics sounds like fun, I’m more of an environmental freak and I thoroughly enjoyed your talk on the unknown in the sea and the difference between the fake and real. You made it really interesting and entertaining that I even raised my arms in the air to shout ‘minions’. I have come to the conclusion that there are far more things unknown out there that could inspire us and I am now willing to find that unknown.
Celebrate Our Seas l Festival Programme 2014
Upcoming Seminars for months August through to December 2014.
The African Union (AU) honours outstanding African scientists through the Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards for fields that include agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, and energy innovation (among others). The program seeks to recognize outstanding science at the continental level.
Last chance to book places on the Seiche Marine Mammal Monitoring (PSO and PAM) Training Course which is BOEM and BSEE Compliant. Comprehensive training from experts in their field for those who wish to pursue a career in marine mammal observation and mitigation for the offshore seismic industry. It includes one day on board a vessel to allow you to gain experience with marine mammal identification while at sea.
Introducing students to the excitement, challenges and opportunities of biological research and conservation. An intensive 14-day field course that will help you...
You are invited to our annual environmental law film festival & awards ceremony to be held on 18 September 2014 at 5:30-7:30 pm.
The 30 th Annual South African Society for Atmospheric Science Conference will be held 2nd and 3rd October 2014 at North-West University – Potchefstroom Campus. The main aim of SASAS is to stimulate interest and support for all branches of the atmospheric sciences in Southern Africa. This includes meteorology, climatology, climate change, radar meteorology, data management, air quality, land-ocean-atmosphere interaction, hydrology, physical oceanography, agrometeorology, numerical modelling, and instrumentation.