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POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship 2015 Programme
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 - 10:30

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) is pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2015 is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015. 

Seminars in February 2015
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 - 07:30

List of the seminars which will be held during February 2015.

Nansen Tutu Center Summer School success
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 - 14:15

Thirty two students from Angola, Namibia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Republic Democratic of Congo, South Africa, Norway, Germany, China, France, Spain and Netherland attended the Nansen Tutu Summer School on Ocean, Climate and Marine Ecosystem, hosted by the hosted by the Nansen Tutu Center for Marine Environmental Research, was held at University of Cape Town on 1st-8th December 2014.

Seminar: How is Biological Production in the Ocean Really Controlled?
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 - 13:15

Studies of biological processes in the ocean tends to focus on specific domains in time and space to address individual scientific questions, but it remains a challenge to merge results from different studies into an unified framework. My presentation suggest a new approach to bridge different scales by exploring how properties such as chlorophyll or Net Community Production (NCP) are distributed in time and space and to what extent changes in phytoplankton biomass is episodic or more uniform. 

Penguin Saga Continues!
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 - 07:45

FOLLOWING a serious decline in the African penguin population, SA’s marine science community is fiercely debating the results of an experiment to determine the extent to which penguins and fishermen compete with each other.

Research Discovery Camp in Namibia
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 - 08:45

Microbial and Geochemical Oceanography in Upwelling Ecosystems. 2nd African Discovery Camp for Research-based Training.

Upcoming Seminars
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 - 13:45

The seminars for November and December.

The Penguin Debate Continues - Food for thought!
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 - 12:00

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 Win second prize at LearnEO Competition
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 - 12:15

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 Forum 2014 – Ancient Mariners
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 - 09:45

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

 Provisional Programme

African penguins put researchers in a flap. Controlled fishing experiment raises controversy over cause of birds' decline on Robben Island.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 - 07:45

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.

Ma-Re Outreach Programme Testimonials
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 - 12:30

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.