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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 
5/28/2019

​Prof Janine Adams
Chair in Shallow Water Ecosystems, Nelson Mandela University

​Present status of Swartkops Estuary and management challenges

​Bayworld, Port Elizabeth

Know Your Bay17h30 
5/29/2019

​Dr Sandy Thomalla
Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory

​Do small scales make a big difference? A seasonal cycle approach to understanding carbon-climate linkages in the Southern Ocean

​NMU South Campus Council Chamber, Port Elizabeth

NMU CMR13h00 
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 
6/20/2019

​Saliem Haider
Stellenbosch Municipality

​When Day Zero is a reality for landfill disposal, and when lifestyle changes must become the norm in terms of waste minimisation

​Webinar details

African Waste Academy15h30 
6/21/2019
​Fiona Preston-Whyte and Dr Adil Bakir
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, UK

​Data, in Support of Institutional and Individual Behaviour Change Regarding Marine Litter

​Webinar details

African Waste Academy15h30 
6/24/2019

​Dr Julien Pétillon
University of Rennes, France

​Ecology, Functioning and Conservation of European Salt Marshes

Details & RSVP

​NMU South Campus Council Chamber, Port Elizabeth

SARCHI Shallow Water Ecosystems and CMR12h00 
7/10/2019

​Dr Dirk Roux

​The case for embedding researchers in conservation agencies

​Cape Research Centre Hall, Tokai
RSVP Avhavhudzani.phophe@sanparks.org
CRC12h00 
7/15/2019
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

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
7/17/2019
Juliano Palacios Abrantes
Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
University of British Columbia, Canada
AND
Dr Philile Mbatha
Environmental and Geographical Science Department
University of Cape Town

​Marine Governance in the Anthropocene: lessons from South Africa and Latin America

(Details and RSVP here)

​STIAS, Stellenbosch

CST16h00 
7/19/2019
Dr Guoyu Ren
China Meteorological Administration, Beijing; China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

​Observed change in mean and extreme climate on the African Continent

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
8/1/2019
​Prof Tommy Bornman
Dr Shirley Parker-Nance
Gustav Rautenbach
Rudzani Silima
SAEON
  • ​In the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton: Experiences during the 2019 Weddell Sea Expedition
  • Our reefs, our fish and climate change
  • The role submarine canyons play on upwelling
  • The analysis of the southern Benguela upwelling system using a numerical model
RSVP and details here.

​Weaver Inn Hall, Ocean Sciences Campus, NMU, Port Elizabeth

SAEON, NSW14h00 
8/7/2019
Ella-Kari Muhl 
Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town

​Parks and People: Perceptions of Different Stakeholders to Changing MPA Regulations in the Tsitsikamma National Park

(Abstract here)

​HR Training Room, 6th Floor, Foretrust Building, Cape Town

MA-RE SANCOR12h30 
8/7/2019

​Dr David Kaplan
Institute for Research Development (IRD), France

​Pelagic MPAs in the Indian Ocean: Potential and Perspectives

(RSVP and details here.)

​Lecture Venue 2, Ocean Sciences Campus, Port Elizabeth

CMR, NMU14h00 
8/21/2019
Prof Alan Whitfield
South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
Seminar and Book Launch:
Fishes of Southern Africa – From Species to System


​NMU Zoology Seminar Room 

NMU10h30 
8/26/2019
Giskin Day
Medical Sciences with Humanities, Philosophy & Law at Imperial College, London
Playing for Education

Session on student engagement and active learning in the higher education classroom. RSVP here.

​Den Bosch, 41 Victoria Street, Stellenbosch

CTL & CREST8h30 
9/2/2019
Dr Maya Pfaff
Biodiversity & Coastal Research
Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans and Coasts

Three decades of socio-ecological change in False Bay: setting the scene for multidisciplinary research and management

(Abstract here)

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
9/6/2019
Prof Antony Knights
Marine Ecology, Ecology and Evolution Research Group,
Plymouth University 
AND
Dr Louise Firth
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, Plymouth University

​Can we link larval developmental mode and behaviour with performance and distribution?

AND

Eco‐engineering of the grey: making space for nature along urbanized shorelines

Abstracts here.

​Lecture Room, SAIAB, Somerset Street, Grahamstown

SAIAB15h30 
9/18/2019

​Dr Jan De Vynck
NMU African Centre for Coastal Paleoscience

​A research synopsis of a Pleistoicene cape environment and the co-existence of humans

(Overview here.)

​Lecture Venue 2, Ocean Sciences Campus, Nelson Mandela University

CMR, NMU13h30 
9/25/2019

​Dr Lawrence Hildebrand
World Maritime University, Sweden & International Ocean Institute, Malta

The future ain't what it used to be:
Planning for and adapting to a changing world ocean

(Details here.)

​SANBI Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Seminar Room

IOI-SA13h00 
9/26/2019

Dr Jean Harris
Executive Director of WILDOCEANS

​Reaching into the depths of the western Indian Ocean – exploring the habitat of coelacanths

(details here)

​Somerset Street, Makhanda

SAIAB17h30 
10/9/2019
Dr Louise Gammage
Marine Ecology & Fisheries Research Group; Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town

​Development of a scenario-based approach for responding to change in fishery systems: a case study in the small-scale fisheries of South Africa's Southern Cape (abstract here)

​Niven Library, John Day Zoology Building, UCT Upper Campus

UCT Biological Sciences13h00 
10/21/2019

​Prof Isabelle Ansorge
UCT Oceanography Department

Where are they now? - SEAmester-South Africa's Floating University four years on

(Watch this seminar live on http://meeting.uct.ac.za/sancor/)

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
11/1/2019
​Dr Gletwyn Rubidge
Chemistry Department
Nelson Mandela University

​Developing and optimising the mammalian dive reflex

(invitation here)

Drawing Room, 1st Floor, Bird Street Gallery, Bird Street NMU Campus, Port Elizabeth

SARCHI Chair ISCIA14h30 
11/6/2019
​Professor Delphine Thibault
Aix-Marseille Universite’s Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, France

​The Dark Side / the Bright Side of Jellyfish

(invitation to public lecture)

​TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum

Iziko Museum/ Jellyfish Blooms Symposium12h00 
11/8/2019

​Giles Fearon
SAEON, DEFF, UCT

​Oil spill scenario modelling due to offshore bunkering operations in Algoa Bay

(details here)

​LV2, Ocean Sciences Campus, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth

CMR, NMU12h30 
11/11/2019
Tamaryn Morris
South African Weather Service

​Argo floats, cyclonic eddies and the great Agulhas Current

(abstract here)


​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

or watch live on http://meeting.uct.ac.za/sancor/

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 
11/13/2019

​Dr Stephen Kirkman
Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 

​Dive behaviour and foraging effort of female Cape fur seals Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus

(paper here)

​Fisheries Seminar Room, 5th Floor, Foretrust Building, Cape Town

MA-RE SANCOR DEFF12h30 
11/21/2019
Sabelo Mzileni, Kwa-Zulu Natal fisherman and Deputy Chair of Coastal Links KZN
Elyse Mills, PhD student at Institute of Social Studies in the Hague and visiting scholar at PLAAS
Junaid Francis, Sustainable Fisheries Manager, WWF and PLAAS student
Prof Moenieba Isaacs, PLAAS/UWC

​Is there space for small-scale fisheries in the Blue Economy?

(details here)

​PLAAS boardroom, UWC

RSVP jvandieman@plaas.org.za

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies11h30 
12/3/2019

​Dr Jan-Lukas Menzel Barraqueta
Centre for Trace and Experimental Biogeochemistry, Stellenbosch University

Beyond the Antarctic continent: Climatic feedback loops from microscopic level to large marine mammals (details here)

​Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria St (in front of Company Gardens), Cape Town City Centre

Society of Spanish Researchers in South Africa18h30 
12/9/2019

​Dr Brett Kuyper
UCT Oceanography Department

​tbc

​UCT Oceanography Seminar Room

MA-RE SANCOR13h00 

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