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 seminars 2019

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.
  
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2/7/2019

​Hayley Mclellan
Two Oceans Aquarium 

​Public Lecture: Talking Trash and Solutions


There will also be a screening of Blue Planet II Episode 7 before Hayley’s presentation.

​SAIAB Lecture Room, Somerset Street, Grahamstown

SAIAB17h30 
2/7/2019

​Hayley McLellan
Two Oceans Aquarium

​Free Public Lecture: Talking Trash and Solutions

There will also be a screening of Blue Planet II Episode 7 before Hayley’s presentation. The programme will be repeated on 8 Feb at 17h30 at the National English Literary Museum in Worcester Street.

​SAIAB Lecture Room, Somerset Street, Grahamstown

SAIAB17h30 
2/12/2019

​Alexie Kalenga, Nozi Mbongwa and Stephanie Martin
Sustainable Seas Trust

​Education and capacity building - creating a waste-wise generation

​Webinar details here. RSVP by 31 Jan 2019.

African Waste Academy14h00 
2/13/2019

​Dr Trinity Ama Tagbor
Building and Road Research Institute (CSIR)

​Economic Enterprises and Incentives - Waste to Roads and Buildings

Webinar details here. RSVP by 31 Jan 2019.

African Waste Academy14h00 
2/14/2019

Steve Allen and Dr Dee Allen
University of Strathclyde

​​Research - World Debut of Microplastics Aware

Webinar details here. RSVP by 31 Jan 2019.

African Waste Academy14h00 
2/20/2019

​Dr Michelle Taylor
University of Essex, UK

Deep-sea genomics - unravelling the mysteries of connectivity in the deep sea

​Colophon Conference Room, SANBI, Kirstenbosch

SANBI13h00 
2/20/2019

​Emeritus Prof John Bolton
UCT Biological Sciences

The seaweed revolution: biology, aquaculture nutrition
(Repeat of Gilchrist Memorial Lecture)

​UCT Upper Campus, John Day Building, Lecture Theatre 3

UCT Biological Sciences13h00 
2/25/2019

​Dr Neven S. Fučkar
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Elements of sea ice variability and predictability in the high north

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
3/4/2019
Precious Mahlalela
UCT Oceanography Department

​Key drivers for the early winter drying over the South African Western Cape region

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
3/5/2019
​Dr Annette Samuelsen
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre, Bergen, Norway and Nansen Tutu Centre, Cape Town


​Biogeochemical operational modeling in the Arctic using the TOPAZ forecasting system

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
3/8/2019
​Dr Marcelo Kitahara
University of São Paulo

​Phylogenomics of the order Scleractinia: relationship between evolution and climate change

​Colophon Seminar Room, SANBI, Kirstenbosch

SANBI13h00 
3/8/2019

​Prof Steven Chown
Biological Sciences, Monash University and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) 

​Choosing our Future: Antarctic Science in a Global Setting

​UCT Niven Library

UCT Biological Sciences13h00 
3/11/2019
Gabriele Messori
Dept. of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
The West African Palaeo-Monsoon modulated by Dust and Vegetation


​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
3/12/2019

​Dr Julie Deshayes and Dr Stephane Pous
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Ocean Changes: Climate variability and changes, with particular attention on the Greater Agulhas Current system

​Faculty of Applied Sciences, CPUT, Cape Town campus

CPUT13h00 
3/14/2019

​WWF-SASSI Webinar

​Sustainable seafood consumption in an African context 

​WWF-SASSI 10h00 
3/15/2019

Profs Karen Fillbee-Dexter, Thomas Wernberg, Kjell Magnus Norderhaug and AJ Smit

Blue growth opportunities in changing kelp forests. Details here.

​DAFF Seapoint Research Aquarium

SANOCEAN Blueconnect13h15 
4/8/2019

​Dr Julie Deshayes
CNRS-IRD

​Ocean changes

​UCT Oceanography Seminar room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
4/9/2019

​Dr Sonja Matthee and Espinaze Pardo
Conservation Ecology & Entomology Department, Stellenbosch University

​Diversity of parasites associated with African penguins and environmental factors contributing to shape parasite communities

​Cape Research Centre Hall

CRC - RSVP paulina.phophe@sanparks.org12h00 
4/15/2019

​Dr Anne Cohen
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Massachusetts, USA

STRESSFUL TIMES:  Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene Ocean

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
5/6/2019
Selena Flores
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town

​Measuring and mitigating disturbance of breeding White-fronted Plovers (Charadrius marginatus) in the Garden Route

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
5/13/2019
A/Prof Marcello Vichi
Marine Research Institute, Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town

​Sea-ice algal phenology in a warmer Arctic

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
5/15/2019
Dr Eleonora Puccinelli
Oceanography Department, University of Cape Town

​Ocean ecosystem services in the age of the blue economy: the role of marine coastal biodiversity

​Lecture Room, SAIAB, Somerset St, Grahamstown

SAIAB10h30 
5/17/2019

​Pavs Pillay
WWF-SASSI

​Love for nature will always Trump money... but only if communicated effectively

​5th floor of RW Wilcocks Building, Rm 4303

Science Fridays13h00 
5/27/2019
​Juliana Klein
Centre for Ecological Genomics and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Zoology, University of Johannesburg and
Molecular Breeding and Biodiversity Group, Department of Genetics, Stellenbosch University


​Reproductive philopatry in a coastal shark drives age-related population structure

​Fisheries Seminar Room, Foretrust Building

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
6/3/2019

​Dr Melissa Kay Boonzaaier-Davids

Zoogeography of marine Bryozoa (Phylum) of South Africa, with novel taxa discovered in the historical backlogs

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 

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