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SEMINARS 2014

 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​ Host
Dr Adelle Roux
Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University
​Aiming towards the establishment of an oyster hatchery in South Africa ​27 Jan 13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE / SANCOR
Dr Nicolas Barrier
LPO / ICEMASA
​Interannual to decadal heat budget in the subpolar North Atlantic ​3 Feb 13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE / SANCOR
​Mr Neil Malan
SAEON Egagasini Node & Department of Oceanography,
University of Cape Town
​Shelf-edge upwelling in the Agulhas Current ​10 Feb ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE / SANCOR
Dr Yunne-Jai Shin
Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD - Institute of research for development) and University of Cape Town
​A multi-model evaluation of ecosystem indicators' performance
UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
​17 Feb ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE / SANCOR
​Dr Fabrice Collard
Oceandata Laboratory, Brest, France
​Swell refraction by the Agulhas current meanders and rogue wave high risk zone ​24 Feb ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE / SANCOR
​Prof Bin Han
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
​What is a wavelet and why is it useful? ​25 Feb ​18h45 for 19h00 ​African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 6 Melrose Road, Muizenberg ​AIMS Public Lecture Series
​Dr Ramesh Govind
Division of Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town
​Measuring Absolute Sea Level Changes -
the contribution from Space Geodesy
​3 Mar ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE / SANCOR
Mr Henry Valentine
Director: Antarctica & Islands, Department of Enviromental Affairs
​Studying the impact of the Southern Ocean & Antarctica on South Africa's weather - can we justify the cost? ​4 Mar ​19h00 for 19h30 ​Kristo Pienaar Centre, Totius Rd, Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Bellville ​Friends of the Tygerberg Hills
Mr Kolobe Mmonwa
Marine Programme, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
​Evolutionary and foraging ecology of sympatric intertidal southern African patellid limpets: divergence between territorial and non-territorial foragers ​10 Mar ​13h00 ​Fisheries Seminar Room, Foretrust Building ​​MA-RE / SANCOR
Prof Marla Tuffin
SA Research Chair in Microbial Genomics, Institute for Microbial Biotechnology & Metagenomics, University of the Western Cape
​Putting Marine Microbes to Work ​17 Mar ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE / SANCOR
Dr Bror Jonsson
Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
​How is Biological Production in the Ocean Really Controlled? ​12 May ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE / SANCOR
Dr Mariette Wheeler
Department of Environmental Affairs
​A birder’s view of sub-Antarctic Marion Island: Does human disturbance influence the wildlife at the island? ​19 May ​13h00 ​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE / SANCOR
Dr Mark Jury
Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico
​A compendium of 2011+ research highlights from Mark Jury ​23 May ​13h00 ​​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​​MA-RE / SANCOR
Assoc Prof Mafaniso Hara
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies,
University of the Western Cape
​Efficacy of rights-based management of small pelagic fish within an ecosystems approach to fisheries in South Africa ​26 May ​13h00 ​​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​​MA-RE / SANCOR
​Mr Precious Mongwe
CSIR
The Seasonal Cycle of CO2 fluxes in the Southern Ocean:
a model spatial scale sensitivity analysis​
​23 June ​13h00 ​​​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE / SANCOR
​Dr Anne Cohen
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
​Persistent Multidecadal Variability in Atlantic Climate Recorded in the Skeletal Bands of Tropical Corals ​26 August ​13h00 UCT Archaeology Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Beattie Building ​Archaeology Department
Mr Glen Thompson
Department of History, Stellenbosch University 
​From Femlins to Saltwater Girls: Surfer Girls and Lifestyle Sport Consumption in South African surfing magazines, 1965–present ​28 August 2014 ​13h00 ​Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, UCT Upper Campus ​Institute for Humanities in Africa
Mrs Bronwyn Maree
Birdlife SA
​Significant reductions in mortality of threatened seabirds in a South African trawl fishery ​1 September 2014 ​13h00 ​DAFF Fisheries Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
Dr Alison Kock
Shark Spotters
​Living with sharks in Cape Town – can an improved understanding of shark behaviour help us learn to live together? ​30 September 2014 ​19h00 ​Iziko SA Museum ​Iziko Public Lecture
Dr Alon Stern
Center for Atmospheric Ocean Science, New York University
​Instability and mixing of ocean jets along an idealized Antarctic continental shelf break ​1 October 2014 ​13h00 ​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​UCT Oceanography
​Prof Mark Swilling
Sustainability Institute, School of Public leadership, Stellenbosch University
and
Prof Monique Marks
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Durban University of Technology
How South Africa’s Communities are Driving Social Innovation and Sustainability ​2 October 2014 ​18h45 ​Wallenberg Research Centre @ STIAS, 10 Marais Street, Stellenbosch ​NRF Science for Society Lecture
Ms Sara Andreotti
Stellenbosch University and Shark Diving Unlimited
​Counting white sharks - tools for the conservation and management of a vulnerable marine species ​6 October 2014 ​13h00 ​DAFF Fisheries Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​Various Speakers ​Introduction to GEOTRACES and highlights of the research programme ​​6 October 2014 ​18h30 ​Lecture Hall LS2B, Leslie Social Science Building, UCT ​GEOTRACES Public Lecture
​Prof Colin Attwood
Dept of Biological Sciences, UCT
​Critical moments for marine conservation in South Africa ​14 October 2014 ​13h00 Cape Research Centre Hall ​SANParks CRC
​Dr Charine Collins
Oceanography Department, UCT
​Mesoscale activity in the Comoros Basin ​27 October 2014 ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​Assoc Prof Marcello Vichi Oceanography Department, UCT ​Impact of increased resolution on global marine biogeochemistry: still a long way to go for the Southern Ocean bias ​28 October 2014 ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​UCT Oceanography
​Dr Sven Kerwath
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Miss Robyn Payne
Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, UWC
​The Walter’s Shoal expedition: preliminary findings ​3 November 2014 ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
Ms Lydia Siegfried
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
​A 12-year time series of a hydrographic mooring on the Namibian shelf ​5 November 2014 ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​UCT Oceanography
Ms Georgina Jones
Southern Underwater Research Group
​Marine invertebrate biodiversity ​5 November 2014 ​13h15 ​Colophon boardroom, Centre for Biodiversity Conservation, Kirstenbosch ​SANBI
Dr Toufiek Samaai
Department of Environmental Affairs
​Spatial Biodiversity assessment and spatial management, including Marine Protected Areas within the BCLME (Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem) ​10 November 2014 ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
Prof Ralf Ebinghaus
Department of Environmental Chemistry, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
​Regional and global distribution of mercury and halogenated flame retardants in the atmospheric and marine environment ​13 November 2014 ​13h00 ​Rm 1.082 1st Floor New Chemical Sciences building, UWC ​UWC
Dr Katrin Ludynia
Department of Biological Sciences, UCT
​Processes influencing the population dynamics and conservation of African penguins on Dyer Island, South Africa ​17 November 2014 ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE SANCOR
Mr Ricardo Oliveros Ramos
Peruvian Marine Research Institute - IMARPE
​End to end modelling for an ecosystem approach to fisheries in the Northern Humboldt Current Ecosystem ​24 November 2014 ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
Prof Herman Ridderinkhof
Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
​Long term observations on currents around Madagascar ​26 November 2014 ​13h00 ​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
Dr Daniela Maldini
SeaSearch Africa
Being a Male California Sea Otter in the 21st Century: the History of an Estuary 1 December 2014​ ​13h00 ​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE SANCOR

​Mr Xavier Pivan
University of Brest (France) and University of Cape Town

​Dynamics and evolution of Natal Pulses: revisiting float observations from the 1997-1998 KAPEX experiment. ​3 December 2014 ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​UCT Oceanography

Ms Jessi Lehman

University of Minnesota

​Querying international oceanography from South Africa: a work in progress

​11 December 2014 ​13h00 ​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​UCT Biological Sciences
 
 
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