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SEMINARS 2011
Seminars 2011
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 Date Time Venue Seminar Host
Drs Briac Levu & Simone Russo
LEGOS, Toulouse and LPO, Brest, France
"Processes maintaining the OMZ of the Benguela Upwelling System using an eddy resolving model." and "Marine Downscaling of a twentieth century global climate simulation of the Benguela current system." 24 Jan 13h00
Oceanography
Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Dr Sandra Rebok
Spanish National Research Council, CSIC
The Malaspina 2010 Expedition and Marine Science in Spain 8 Feb 13h00
Oceanography
Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Drs Simon Ruiz & Ananda Pascual
IMEDEA, Majorca
Four years of glider activities at IMEDEA: a summary of logistics and scientific results 21 Feb 13h00
Oceanography
Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Dr Marjolaine Rouault
CSIR
New perspectives on Natal pulses from satellite observations 28 Feb 13h00
Oceanography
Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Dr Philippe Cury
IRD and EUR-OCEANS Consortium
Building scenarios for marine ecosystems under anthropogenic and natural forcing in the XXI Century:
A scientific strategy for the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
14 Mar 13h00
Oceanography
Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Prof Gavin Maneveldt
UWC
Intertidal invertebrate life at the margins of the southern Cape coastline 16 Mar 12h00 Cape Research Centre, Tokai CRC Seminar
Dr Manuel Barange
Director of Science, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK and Chair ICES Scientific Committee
QUEST_Fish (Estimating climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and vulnerability to human societies) 17 Mar 13h00
Oceanography
Seminar Room, UCT
Special MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Dr Henning Winker
UCT Zoology Department
Against the trend: Evidence for localized catch rate increases of roman Chrysoblephus laticeps in fishing grounds adjacent to the medium-sized Gaukamma MPA 28 Mar 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Dr Sabrina Speich
Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans, Brest, a partner of the ICEMASA Group
Interocean exchanges South of Africa: from GoodHope towards a South Atlantic network 11 Apr 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Dr Thierry Terre
Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans, Brest, a partner of the ICEMASA Group
Overview of LPO technical activities for in situ observations 13 Apr 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Prof David Checkley
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
Particle dynamics in the pelagic 14 Apr 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT Special MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Prof Lisa Levin
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
Use of elemental fingerprinting to study population connectivity of mussels and fish 15 Apr 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT Special MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Miss Megan van Zyl
UCT Zoology Department
Influence of maternal size and age on egg production of white stumpnose Rhabdosargus globiceps
18 Apr 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Prof Ed Rybicki
UCT Molecular and Cell Biology Department
Viruses in the ocean 9 May 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Prof Andrew Manning University of East Anglia, UK The interconnectedness of Terry Pratchett, Wyatt Earp, Cinderella, Ostriches, Tobacco, Coca Cola, Stocks and Jonah Lomu 27 May 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT Special MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
Dr Frank Matose
UCT Sociology Department
Managing the commons in southern Africa with applications in the marine environment 6 June 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT Special MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
 
Speaker Topic Date Time Venue Seminar Host
Dr Geoff Brundrit
Oceans & Coasts, Department of Environmental Affairs
Perspectives on Climate Change Adaptation for African Coastal Communities 22 Aug 13h00
Seminar Room, CSIR Main Entrance, 11 Jan Cilliers Street, Stellenbosch.
Click here for directions.
MA-RE SANCOR
Dr Anthony Richardson
University of Queensland and CSIRO
The velocity of climate change in the ocean and on land 6 Sep 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR
Wendy West
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
A review of the South African large pelagics fishing sector 12 Sep 13h00 Fisheries Research Seminar Room, 5th Floor, Foretrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore
MA-RE SANCOR
Prof Les Underhill
Avian Demography Unit, UCT
The impacts of diamond mining activities on dive success and breeding productivity of Damara Terns Sterna balaenarum in southern Namibia 14 Sep 12h00
ADU Map Room, PD Hahn Building, Upper Campus.
Click here for the abstract and directions to the venue
ADU
Bernardino Malauluene
UCT Zoology Department
Shelf edge upwelling off northern Mozambique 19 Sep 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR
Dr Deena Pillay
UCT Zoology Department
Seagrass loss in Langebaan Lagoon: causes and consequences 21 Sep 14h00
Cape Research Centre, Tokai. Click here for directions. RSVP: glynna@sanparks.org
Cape Research Centre
Dr Mark Penning
CEO of the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR)
The evolution of public aquariums into centres of science and conservation 22 Sep 19h00 Eden Grove Blue Lecture Theatre, Artillery Road, Rhodes University SAIAB: JLB Smith Memorial 2011 Lecture
Fannie Shabangu
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Fish density estimation by sound: from drop keels to hulls and otherwise 26 Sep 13h00 Fisheries Research Seminar Room, 5th Floor, Foretrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore
MA-RE SANCOR
Richard Worthington
Manager of Climate Change Programme, Living Planet Unit, WWF South Africa
Are nation states homicidal? Exploring resistance to effective multilateral response to climate change 27 Sep 17h30
Lecture Theatre 2B Leslie Social Science Building, UCT
essential to RSVP:
wolpeforums@mweb.co.za
or 021-674 0361
Harold
Wolpe
Memorial
Trust
Assoc Prof Colin Attwood
UCT Zoology Department
How well are SA's marine fishes represented in protected areas? 5 Oct 12h00
Cape Research Centre, Tokai. Click here for directions. RSVP: glynna@sanparks.org
Cape Research Centre
Prof John Croxall
Chair of BirdLife's International Global Seabird Programme
Local science to global marine conservation: South Georgia albatrosses 10 Oct 13h00 Fisheries Research Seminar Room, 5th Floor, Foretrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore
MA-RE SANCOR
Dr Nicolas Vigaud University of Dijon, France Dynamical downscaling and intraseasonal climate studies using WRF regional atmospheric model over West and Southern Africa 11 Oct 12h30 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT
Special
MA-RE SANCOR
Prof Moto Ikeda Hokkaido University, Japan Tsunami, Fukushima & Climate Change: what is the scientist's role? 14 Oct 13h00 Stellenbosch University, W.P De Kock Lecture Hall, Chamber of Mines Building SATREPS
ACCESS
Megan Laird
UCT Zoology Department
Sea anemone biodiversity in South Africa 17 Oct 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR
Aiden Biccard
UCT Zoology Department
Biogeography, systematics and taxonomy of South African Thoracic Cirripedia 24 Oct 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR
Konstantina Rizopoulou
Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
The need of Coastal Altimetry on the Agulhas Current 31 Oct 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCTOceanography Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR
Dr Tony Ribbink
CEO of Sustainable Seas Trust
Your Future and Our Coasts and Oceans 9 and 12 Nov various Click here for times and venues Sea Pledge
Institute for Maritime Technology, in conjunction with the SA Navy’s Environmental Office, Environmental activities of the IMT and SA Navy Environmental Office and an overview of the Ocean Health in False Bay 15 Nov 18h00 for 18h30
IMT, Martello Rd, Simon’s Town
IMT and SA Navy
Dr Jennifer Jackson
UCT Oceanography Department
Biophysical interactions between the Agulhas current and the continental shelf 21 Nov 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR
Charlene Da Silva et al.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
A Review Of South African Shark Fisheries 28 Nov 13h00 Fisheries Research Seminar Room, 5th Floor, Foretrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore
MA-RE SANCOR
Professor Stephen de Mora
Chief Executive of Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK)
Issues in Marine Science- a Personal View 5 Dec 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR
Lisa Nupen
UCT Percy FitzPatrick Institute
What population genetics can tell us about the African Penguin's fight for survival 12 Dec 13h00 Oceanography Seminar Room, UCT
MA-RE SANCOR