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 SeminarS 2020

​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
  
  
1/30/2020

​Prof Maureen Reed
School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

​Taking a principled approach to transdisciplinary scholarship

RSVP nondumiso.mginywa@uct.ac.za 

​ACDI Meeting Room, Level 6, Geological Sciences Building, Library Road, UCT Upper Campus

ACDI13h15
2/13/2020
​Professor Graham Underwood and Dr Natalie Hicks
School of Life Sciences, University of Exeter

​Ecosystem Management: Building Resilience and Adaptability to Coastal Climate Change Effects

RSVP carlad@mandela.ac.za (details here)

​Lecture Venue 2, Ocean Sciences Campus, Nelson Mandela University, Port E;izabeth

CMR13h00
2/18/2020

Dr Letizia Tedesco
Finnish Environment Institute, Marine Research Centre, Finland 

​Arctic sea-ice decline impacts on primary production

(Abstract here.)

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00
2/26/2020
​Professor Lex van Eijk 
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)


​Modelling marine aerosols – a lifetime job

(Overview)

​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room 

UCT Oceanography13h00
3/3/2020
Dr Isabelle Charrier
French National Centre for Scientific Research

​Mother-pup recognition in Australian sea lion: from uni- to multi-modal processes

​The Broom lecture theatre, Department of Botany & Zoology, Natural Science Building, Stellenbosch University

Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University13h00
3/9/2020
​CANCELLED
Dr Emma Heslop
Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
The Global Ocean Observing System 2030 Strategy and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, an ambitious vision for the future of our oceans

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00
3/12/2020

Prof Liz Sikes
Rutgers University
USA

​Clues on how the ocean exhales from the Southern Ocean:  
The importance of Drake Passage and deep gateways

UCT ​Oceanography Seminar Room

Oceanography13h00
3/16/2020
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Michael G. Hart-Davis
German Geodetic Research Institute, Technical University of Munich

From reference frame definition to sea level rise - an introduction to the scientific activities of DGFI-TUM

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00
3/19/2020

​WEBINAR:

Amy Brooks
2019 National Geographic Expedition Team Member,  New Materials Institute, University of Georgia, USA

​The Global Trade of Plastic Waste and the Myth of "Away" 


Details here.

​Webinar

African Marine Waste Network - SST15h30
3/24/2020

​WEBINAR:

Prof Jenna Jambeck
National Geographic Fellow
Colllege of Engineering, University of Georgia, USA

​Plastic Pollution: Sea to Source and an Intervention Framework


Details here.

​Webinar

African Marine Waste Network - SST15h30
3/31/2020
CANCELLED
Dr Katherine Hutchinson
LOCEAN - IPSL - CNRS, France

​Water Mass Characteristics and Distribution Adjacent to Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Abstract here.

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00
4/2/2020
WEBINAR

Prof Ray Hilborn
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington


​What is the status of fish stocks around the world and the role of fisheries management?


Details and registration here.

Webinar​

NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS)6-7 pm SA time
4/22/2020
Dr Peter Daszak, Future Earth oneHEALTH Global Research Project SSC Chair, and Health Knowledge-Action Network Steering Committee member 
Dr Timon McPhearson, Future Earth Urban Knowledge-Action Network Co-chair, and 
Dr Tolullah Oni, Future Earth, Advisory Committee member 

​WEBINAR:

Earth Day 2020 and COVID-19. How are environmental and health crises linked?


Details here.

​Webinar

FutureEarth13h00
4/24/2020
Kristian Teleki, Head of Secretariat, High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, World Resources Institute (Moderator)
H.E. Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations and High Level Panel Sherpa (Opening Remarks)
Dr. Robert Blasiak, Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University (Lead Author and Panelist)
Dr. Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Assistant Professor Senior Research, Oregon State University (Lead Author and Panelist)
Dr. Siva Thambisetty, Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law, London School of Economics and Political Science (Lead Author and Panelist)
Professor Rachel Wynberg, Bio-economy Research Chair, University of Cape Town (Lead Author and Panelist)
Professor Alex Rogers, Science Director, REV Ocean (Contributing Author and Panelist)

​The Ocean Genome: Challenges and Opportunities


Register for this webinar.

​Webinar

World Resources Institute17h00
4/28/2020
​Ellen Pikitch and Christine Santora of Stony Brook University and the Ocean Sanctuary Alliance, and 
Natasha Gownaris of Gettysburg College

WEBINAR

Gaps in Protection of Important Ocean Areas: A Spatial Meta-Analysis of Ten Global Mapping Initiatives

​Webinar

NOAA National MPA Center & partners19h00
4/30/2020

Farah Obaidullah, Women4Oceans

Paul Nicklen, Poles Apart

Prof Jennifer Jacquet, New York University

Dr Sara Labrousse, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

​What's holding back protection of the Antarctic Ocean?

​Webinar. Register here.

Antarctic & Southern Ocean Coalition16h00 SAST
5/7/2020
​Dr Michelle Sculley
Research Fish Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

​Incorporating Environmental Data into a Stock Assessment Model and Future Population Projections

OneNOAA21h00
5/7/2020

​Panel discussion

​Aquaculture Africa Magazine (AAM) and its future plans for webinars and other activities, background to the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and background to the aquaculture work of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), including their COVID response plan. 

​Webinar via livestreaming on www.facebook.com/aquaafricamag/
Aquaculture Africa Magazine16h00
5/19/2020

​AfricArXiv team 

​Why do we need a preprint repository for Africa?

Open Publishing Fest14h00
5/21/2020

​Dr Lauren de Vos

WILDOCEANS

​A Day in the Life of a Shark

Shark Attack16h00
5/26/2020
​Steven Pfaff
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service

​The Rip Current Challenge: A coastal hazard with far inland implications

SECOORA18h00
5/26/2020
Aaniyah Omardien
Founder and Director
The Beach Coop

​The Dirty Dozen

(Citizen Science Series)

African Waste Academy15h00
5/26/2020

​Chaired by Prof Jan Glazewski
Environmental Law Association, Nelson Mandela University

Documentary: "A Plastic Ocean"

Followed by discussion on the impacts and regulation of plastic.

​Netflix documentary at 19h00

Zoom discussion at 20h45

Environmental Law Association19h00
5/27/2020

​ Prof David Walwyn

Graduate School of Technology Management at the University of Pretoria

​Recognising Collaborative Research 

ASSAf10h00
5/27/2020
Dr Maya Pfaff
Senior Scientist,  Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries;  Co-founder of LIMPET

​Youth Citizen Science on the rocks: the LIMPET Marine Monitoring programme

African Waste Academy15h00
5/28/2020
​Mr Etienne Hinrichsen
Host from Aquaculture Africa Magazine and AquaEco

Dr Melba Reantaso
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations 

Dr Nelly Isyagi
Independent Consultant

Dr Kevin Christison
Directorate: Aquaculture Research and Development, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF)

​Aquatic Animal Health in Africa

Aquaculture Africa16h00
5/28/2020
Prof Martin Thiel
Professor of Marine Biology, Universidad Catolica del Norte, International Citizen Science programme and Pacific Garbage Scientists Network

Marine litter and Citizen Science - An opportunity
African Waste Academy15h00
5/28/2020
​Prof Jonathan Jansen
ASSAF President, Distinguished Professor of Education,Stellenbosch University


Prof  Adam Habib
Vice-Chancellor,  University  of  the  Witwatersrand


Prof Laura  Czerniewicz
Director  of  the  Centre  tor Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University  of  Cape Town

​The future of universities in a post-COVID-19 world

​Details here


ASSAf11h00
5/29/2020
Imane Baïz
Head of Outreach and Pedagogy
RTR Project Coordinator (Réalise Tes Rêves)
CRI Paris (Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity)

​Unleashing the Potential of Citizen Science as an Educational Tool towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education for an empowered society

African Waste Academy15h00
6/1/2020
Prof Bonnie McCay
Department of Human Ecology of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
Prof Moenieba Isaacs
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Vivienne Solís
International Collective in Support of Fishworkers and CoopeSoliDar, Costa Rica
Prof Xavier Basurto
Sustainability Science, Duke University, North Carolina, USA

​Fishing for ways to survive in a COVID-19 ocean

IASC and partners21h00
6/8/2020

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​Launch of The State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 

FAO13h00
6/8/2020

​Erik van Sebille

Utrecht University

​15 years of ocean plastic research: What are the pressing open questions?

Ocean Plastic Webinars11h00
6/9/2020

​-

​Marine-Science Policy Interface: Virtual Roundtable Event 

One Ocean Hub14h00
6/10/2020

​-

​Blue economy: Global trends, local challenges, and foreign investment

One Ocean Hub17h00
6/11/2020

​-

​Transdisciplinary Research to the Rescue! 

One Ocean Hub20h00
6/11/2020
Prof Stefano Ponte
Centre for Business and Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School
Dr Thando Vilakazi
Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University of Johannesburg

​Competition, Inequality and B-BBEE: Lessons from quota allocations in industrial fisheries

PLAAS13h00
6/12/2020

​Dr Dyhia Belhabib
EcoTrust Canada

Prof Moeniba Isaacs
PLAAS, University of the Western Cape

Dr Javier Guerrero 
Metropolitan Technology Institute, Medellin, Colombia)

Kimone de Greef
(Freelance journalist)

​Breaking Laws on the Sea

One Ocean Hub20h00
6/23/2020
​Dr Matt McCarthy
University of South Florida, College of Marine Science

​Coastal 3-D high-resolution maps for floods, wetlands, and biodiversity

SECOORA18h00
6/23/2020

​Andrea Angel

Albatross Task Force

​The Albatross Task Force: a multifaceted approach to seabird conservation

BirdLife SA19h00
6/24/2020
​Maui Solomon
Barrister and Indigenous Rights Advocate, Kawatea Chambers, New Zealand
Dr Philile Mbatha
Environmental & Geographical Science, University of Cape Town
Dr Alejandro Argumedo
Association ANDES,Peru
Ashish Kothari
Kalvapriksh NPO, India
​Bringing the voices of indigenous peoples and ​​​​​​​local communities into global policy arenas

Voices for Biojustice21h00
6/25/2020

​Dr Alison Kock

Cape Research Centre, South African National Parks

​Running scared: when predators become prey

CRC, SANParks13h00
7/9/2020
Prof Bram Buscher 
Wageningen University, 

Prof Thembela Kepe
University of Toronto and 

Prof Frank Matose
University of Cape Town

​Conservation after Covid-19: From unsustainability and inequality to revolutionary renewal?

PLAAS13h00
7/9/2020

​Geofrey Rucho

University of Tanzania

Dr Aviti John Mmochi

Institute of Marine Sciemces, Dar es Salaam

Dr Nazael Amos Madalla

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania

​Aquaculture in Tanzania

Aquaculture Africa Magazine15h30
7/21/2020

​Dr Alistair McInnes

Seabird Conservation Programme Manager, BirdLife South Africa

​Seabirds of the Benguela Bounty: the significance of bait fish to Benguela endemic seabirds

BirdLife South Africa19h00
8/12/2020
Prof Angela Mathee
Environment and Health Research Unit, SAMRC
Dr Nevillle Sweijd
Alliance for Collaboration on Climate and Earth Systems Science, South Africa
Dr Kate Ward 
Global Health Research Institute (Southampton)

​How Covid-19 is exacerbating the crisis of contamination, pollution and climate threats

DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development and the Global Health Research Institute16h00
8/12/2020

​Features young researchers

​International Youth Day: Conservation and sustainable use of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem

Benguela Current Convention and United Nations11h00
8/21/2020

Various speakers

​Celebration of Women's Month

Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR) and Department for Research Support and Management9h00
8/27/2020
​Prof Micheni Japhet Ntiba
Dept for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy, Kenya

Dr Bernadette Snow
Coastal and Marine Research Institute, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Ms Angelique Pouponneau
SeyCCAT, Seychelles

Dr Rachel Boschen-Rose
Seascape Consultants, UK

Prof Hennie van As
Centre for Law in Action, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford
Oceanss and Natural Resources, Commonwealth Secretariat

​The Blue View - Opportunities and Challenges for the Blue Economy

The Commonwealth Blue Charter15h00
9/2/2020

​Dr Babett Günther

French National Centre for Scientific Research

​Biodiversity inventories by environmental DNA – a short Introduction, plans for iAtlantic, advantages and possible improvements

iAtlantic16h00
9/2/2020
​Dr Stephanie Wear
The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina, USA

​Addressing the Threat of Ocean Sewage Pollution

Waste Uprising21h00
9/8/2020
Dr Eva Plaganyi

CSIRO, Queensland, Australia

​Models and methods for sustaining tropical fisheries in a changing climate

CSTFA8h00
9/16/2020
Dr Alan Haynie
IC​ES Strategic Initiative on the Human Dimension, USA

Dr Doug Lipton 
NOAA F​isheries​, USA

Dr Cristina Pita
Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Dr ​Marloes Kraan
Wageningen Marine R​esearch and Environmental Policy Group​, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
ICES reflections:
Understanding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on fisheries, markets, communities, and management
ICES16h00
9/17/2020
Dr Peter Hodecek 
Coordinator European Waste Management and Recycling Forum 
Unico van Kooten
European Secretary, Dutch Waste Management Association


​Plastic pollution and plastic recycling - Two major challenges

SST15h00
9/17/2020

Prof Bob Scholes
Global Change Institute, ​University of the Witwatersrand

​The History of Conservation in South Africa

CRC, SANParks13h00

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