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 seminars 2017

These seminars are held to stimulate interaction and promote the exchange of information on regional, national and international developments in marine and coastal research. If you would like to recommend a speaker, please contact the secretariat by e-mail: sancor@daff.gov.za or tel: (021) 402 3536. These are open lectures and everybody is welcome to attend.
  
Speaker
Topic
  
Venue
  
1/23/2017
Dr Holly Nel
Rhodes University,
Department of Zoology and Entomology
Microplastic, a “macro” problem
13h00
UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​MA-RE SANCOR
1/30/2017
Mr Robert Schlegel
University of the Western Cape, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
​Climate change in coastal waters: time series properties affecting trend estimation
13h00
​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​MA-RE SANCOR
2/13/2017
Dr Alon Stern
Princeton University, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
​Ice shelf melting and breaking: implications for Antarctic Climate
13h00
​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​MA-RE SANCOR
2/15/2017
Dr Pierrick Penven
IRD, France
​Regional modelling around southern Africa
13h00
​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​MA-RE SANCOR
2/20/2017
Prof Will de Ruijter
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
​The south Indian Ocean as an active player in Climate and Global Change
13h00
​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​MA-RE SANCOR
2/22/2017
Dr Clare Eayrs
New York University,  Abu Dhabi
​Antarctic sea ice: modelling challenges
13h00
​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​MA-RE SANCOR
2/22/2017
Dr Charles von der Meden
SAEON
​Sub-Antarctic benthos through the lens: long-term change and habitat associations
13h00
​John Day LT3, John Day building, UCT Upper Campus
​UCT Biological Sciences
2/23/2017
Prof George Philander 
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University
​An African perspective on global  climate change
13h00
​Venue streaming details here
​ACCESS
3/13/2017
Ms Adrienne van Eeden-Wharton
Stellenbosch University
​Salt-Water-Bodies: Ecomaterialism, Situated Creative Praxis and the Littoral
12h00
SANParks ​Cape Research Centre
​CRC
3/22/2017
Dr Johan Nilsson
Lund University and Managing Editor of Journal of Avian Biology
​From Metrics to Altmetrics
11h00
​Lecture Theatre 2, John Day building, UCT Upper Campus
​UCT Biological Sciences
3/30/2017
Prof Willem Landman 
University of Pretoria
​​What's an African perspective on climate models?
13h00​ACCESS
3/30/2017
Dr Mary-Jane Bopape
CSIR 
​​What's an African perspective on climate models?
13h00​ACCESS
3/30/2017
Dr Natalie Burls
George Mason University
​​What's an African perspective on climate models?
13h00​ACCESS
4/26/2017
Dr Thato Mtshali
CSIR 
​What's an African perspective on our Oceans?
13h00​ACCESS
4/26/2017
Prof Isabelle Ansorge
UCT
​What's an African perspective on our Oceans?
13h00​ACCESS
4/26/2017
Prof Amanda Lombard
NMMU
​What's an African perspective on our Oceans?
13h00​ACCESS
5/30/2017
Dr Tammy Robinson
Department of Botany and Zoology & DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University
​Impacts of marine alien species in the Saldanha Bay system
12h00
​SANParks ​Cape Research Centre, Tokai
​CRC SANParks
5/30/2017
Prof Kevern Cochrane
Rhodes University
​Balancing the books for South Africa’s small-scale fisheries: Resources, rights and social and economic returns
13h00
​Strand Towers Hotel, Cape Town 
​PLAAS
5/31/2017
Prof Peter Ryan
UCT FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
​ACEing around Antarctica
(Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition -ACE)
Details here.
13h00
​Lecture Theatre 2, John Day building, UCT Upper Campus
​UCT Biological Sciences
6/2/2017
Ivan M. Martins
Fisheries Ecosystems Laboratory, Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo
​Vulnerability to and perceptions of climate change among small-scale fishers from the South Brazil Bight
11h15
​Museum, 3rd floor, John Day Building,  UCT Upper Campus
​UCT Biological Sciences
6/5/2017
Associate Prof Marcello Vichi
Marine Research Institute, University of Cape Town
​Webinar: The Southern Ocean in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean sectors: current knowledge gaps and the role of sea ice
13h00​ACDI Tyndall UEA MA-RE
6/19/2017
​Dr Sarah Fawcett
UCT Oceanography Department
​The upper ocean nitrogen cycle in the Atlantic Southern Ocean
13h00
​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​MA-RE SANCOR
7/18/2017

​Dr Rabiah Ryklief
Nelson Mandela University

​Cape Gannets in Contrasting Environments: Behaviour, Demographics and Indicators of Environmental Change

12h00

​Cape Research Centre Hall

CRC
7/24/2017

​Mr Junaid Francis
Responsible Fisheries Alliance Co-ordinator

Promoting collaborative partnerships to secure the long-term health of our oceans
11h00

​Fisheries Seminar Room, 5th Floor of the Foretrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag Way,

MA-RE SANCOR
8/16/2017

Ms Florence Briton
Université Pierre et Marie Currie, France

​Setting reference points for ecosystem indicators

13h00

​Lecture Theater 3, John Day building, UCT Upper campus

UCT Biological Sciences
8/18/2017

Dr Pedro Monteiro
Southern Ocean Carbon - Climate Observatory, CSIR

Earth Systems Model biases in the ocean carbon cycle: what are we learning from new high resolution observations and modelling experiments in the Southern Ocean?

12h00

​CHPC Lecture Hall, 15 Lowerhope Road, Rosebank, Cape Town

CHPC
8/21/2017

​Ms Pauline Tedesco 
European Institute for Marine Studies (Plouzané, France) 

​Submesoscale instabilities in the Agulhas Current

13h00

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room 

MA-RE SANCOR
8/24/2017

Dr Louise Biddle
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

​Investigating the effects of sea- and glacial-ice meltwater on the upper ocean

13h00

​CSIR Rosebank Boardroom

SOCCO
8/25/2017

Dr Lee-Leung Fu
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

​Mapping sea surface height in two dimensions with high resolution from space: The SWOT Mission

13h00

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR
9/11/2017

Dr Daniel B Whitt
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA

​How storms enhance mixing and disturb plankton ecosystems at submesoscale fronts

13h00

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE
9/12/2017

​Dr Lionel Renault
IRD, Laboratory of Geophysicat and Oceanographic Spatial Studies , Toulouse, France

​Surface Current Interactions with the Atmosphere and their Consequences for the Ocean Dynamic and the Biogeochemical Variability 

10h00

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR
9/20/2017

​Mr Kevin Forshaw
National Oceanography Centre, UK

​Sampling and monitoring the ocean using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) – An overview of the applications of AUVs

15h00

​Nelson Mandela University Business School Auditorium

NMU Research Chair: Ocean Science and Marine Food Security
9/21/2017

Dr Judy Mann-Lang
Conservation Strategist at the South African Association for Marine Biological Research in Durban

Communicating about Science and the Environment – fom the Smiths to Social Media
18h30
Lecture Room, SAIAB, Somerset Street, Grahamstown

SAIAB, Smith Memorial Lecture
10/9/2017

Dr Pedro M. Scheel Monteiro
Head: Ocean Systems & Climate, CSIR-CHPC

​Earth Systems Model biases in the ocean carbon cycle: what are we learning from new high resolution observations and modelling experiments in the Southern Ocean?

13h00
UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​MA-RE SANCOR

 Archived Seminars

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