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SEMINARS 2016

 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.

 

Date​ Speaker Topic​ Time​ Venue​ Host
25 Jan Dr Marjolaine Krug
CSIR
​Preliminary results from the Shelf Agulhas Glider Experiment (SAGE) ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
27 Jan Dr Borja Aguiar Gonzalez
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
​Seasonal variation of the South Indian tropical gyre ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​28 Jan ​Prof Lisa Beal
Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
​Is the Agulhas Current becoming more unstable? ​12h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​1 Feb Mr Mkhululi Silandela
WWF-SA
​The economic valuation of the Kogelberg small scale fishery ​13h00 ​Foretrust Building, 5th Floor, Fisheries Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​5 Feb Dr Bob Scholes
CSIR
​Assessments: are they science, who should do them, and how? ​13h00 ​Niven Library, Percy FitzPatrick Institute, UCT Upper Campus ​Biological Sciences
​8 Feb Dr Katye Altieri
Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
​Does air pollution fertilize the open ocean? ​13h00 UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​15 Feb Ms Jessi Lehman
Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota
Planetary Sea: Oceanography and the Making of the World Ocean ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​16 Feb Dr Tetsuto Miyashita
University of Alberta
​The Origins of the Jaw and Tongue in Early Vertebrate Evolution ​13h00 ​LT1, Molecular Biology Building, UCT Upper Campus ​UCT Biological Sciences
​19 Feb Prof Alexander Gerber
Rhine-Waal University, Germany
​Beyond Media Relations – Towards New Horizons in Science Communication ​10h30 ​CREST, 5th floor of RW Wilcocks Building (Room 4043) c/o Ryneveld and Victoria streets, Stellenbosch ​Science Fridays @Stellenbosch
​29 Feb Dr Lucie Bland
Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne
​Assessing global risks to biodiversity: from species to ecosystems ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​7 Mar Mss Catherine Halversen and Sarah Pedemonte, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley ​The impact of Ocean Literacy in the US and beyond: helping the public to better understand your research ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​31 Mar Prof Alexander V Babanin
Director, Centre for Ocean Engineering, Science and Technology Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
​Metocean Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​5 Apr ​Dr Romina Henriques
Department of Botany and Zoology
University of Stellenbosch
​Genetics in Conservation: from where and where to? ​13h00 ​Cape Research Centre, Tokai ​CRC
​11 Apr Ms Alice Lebéhot
University of Exeter, UK
​A strongly increasing North Atlantic atmospheric CO2 sink, not captured by models. ​13h00 ​Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​18 Apr Associate Professor Mathieu Rouault
Nansen Tutu Center for Marine Environmental Research and Dept of Oceanography, UCT
​Wind acceleration above Agulhas Current eddies ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE SANCOR
​19 Apr Associate Professor Moenieba Isaacs
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape
​Fisheries crime, food security and small-scale fisheries in SA: Is it a case of bigger fish to fry? ​13h00 ​PLAAS Boardroom,Bellville UWC. Click here for directions to the venue. ​PLAAS
​9 May Prof AJ Smit
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Programme,
University of the Western Cape
​Taking the temperature of two oceans and what this means for coastal ecosystems ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​11 May Assistant Professor Natalie Burls
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences Department,  George Mason University, Virginia, USA
​Contrasting the Hydrological Cycle in Past and Future Warm Climates - with implications for Ocean Overturning Circulation ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​16 May Dr Susanne Fietz
Department of Earth Sciences, Stellenbosch University
​Effect of iron and bulk dust supply on Southern Ocean phytoplankton ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​23 May Ms Sandi Smart
​Stellenbosch University
​Ground-truthing the foraminifera-bound nitrogen isotope paleo-proxy in the modern Sargasso Sea and Southern Ocean ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​30 May Dr Margaux Noyon
UCT Biological Sciences
Plankton distribution within a cyclonic eddy off south-western Madagascar ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​6 June Dr Emma Rocke
UCT Biological Sciences
Insights into marine picoeukaryote species distribution and phylogenetic composition in hypoxic waters and upwelling ecosystems ​​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​13 June Ms Terri Souster
British Antarctic Survey
​The effect of climate change on benthic marine animals in Antarctica ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​20 June Dr Sebastiaan Swart
CSIR - Southern Ocean Carbon & Climate Observatory
​Implementing the Southern Ocean Observing System ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​25 July Associate Prof Isabelle Ansorge
Head of Department – Oceanography,
UCT
​"SEAmester" - South Africa's first  Class Afloat ​​13h00 UCT​ Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE SANCOR
​3 August

​Prof David Freestone
George Washington University Law School and Exec. Secretary, Sargasso Commission
and
John Duncan & Jessica Greenstone 
WWF-SA Marine Programme

​High Seas Conservation:
Current Developments in International Law
​17h00 ​UCT, Kramer Law Building, LT 3

​UCT’s Institute of Marine & Environmental Law

 

RSVP required

4 August Dr Enrico Scoccimarro
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy
and
Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy
​Tropical Cyclone Interaction with Climate ​13h00 ​UCT​ Oceanography Seminar Room ​​MA-RE SANCOR
​22 August Dr Romina Henriques
Department of Botany and Zoology
Stellenbosch University
​tba ​13h00 ​UCT​ Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​25 August Prof Ray Hilborn
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington
​Fisheries Myths ​Room M320, UCT Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Building ​SADSTIA and MARAM, UCT
​26 August Prof Ray Hilborn
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington
​MPAs − do we need them? ​Two Oceans Aquarium ​SADSTIA and MARAM, UCT
​26 September Ms Rebecca Wright
University of East Anglia, UK
​The Role of Gelatinous Zooplankton in the Global Biogeochemical Cycle ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​27 September Professor Renzo Perissinotto DST/NRF Research Chair in Shallow Water Ecosystems, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University ​Extant marine stromatolites of the Eastern Cape: a window into the earliest life on Earth? ​18h30 ​SAIAB Lecture Hall ​Annual Smith Memorial Lecture
​30 September Mr Derek Fish
Director of the Unizul Science Centre
​Good vibrations inscience communication  ​13h00 ​CREST, Stellenbosch University ​Science Fridays @ Stellenbosch
​3 October Prof Isabelle Ansorge
Head of Department – Oceanography, UCT
​Journey to the Roof of the World-7 days in Tibet ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
​10 October ​​Prof Alakendra Roychoudhury
Department of Earth Sciences, Stellenbosch University
​Beyond the Iron Age: bioactive trace elements in the Southern Ocean ​​13h00 ​​​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room MA-RE SANCOR
​17 October Dr Hayley Cawthra
Council for GeoScience and NMMU Centre for Paleoscience
​Sea-level fluctuations, submerged landscapes and human evolution: marine geological case studies from the south- and east coasts of SA ​13h00 ​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room ​MA-RE SANCOR
 
 
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