The Africa Centre for Climate and Earth System Science is a relatively new programme which has its focus on climate related phenomena that range from the transient fluctuations in conditions on land and in the adjacent oceans, to future climate changes associated with global warming.
The Department of Oceanography is the only such Department in sub-Saharan Africa, and is the major focus for teaching and research in physical oceanography, atmospheric science and ocean climatology in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.
The Nansen Center is an independent non-profit research foundation affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway. The Nansen Center conducts basic and applied environmental and climate research
The main activities for The Institute of Marine Research are monitoring, research and advice. Research vessels, laboratories and research stations are used to collect data used as basis for research and scientific advice.