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 SEMINARS 2021

​​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 secretarariat  by e-mail : sancor@daff.gov.za or  phone: (021) 402 3536. These are open lectures and everybody is welcome to attend.


  
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2/5/2021

​Prof Marco Tedesco

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Adjunct Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

​The cost of floods: how rising waters will reshape our lives and our economy

​Webinar details here.

AIR Centre 15h00 
2/9/2021

​Dr David Allan

Durban Natural Science Museum

Dr Alistair McInnes

BirdLife South Africa

​You win a few but you lose even more - Lessons from over 20 years of monthly waterbird counts in Durban Bay

​Webinar details here.

BirdLife South Africa19h00 
2/10/2021

​Peter Manyara

MARPLASTICC Eastern and Southern Africa

​South Africa’s national plastics hot-spotting: A basis for action

​Webinar details here.

SST’s African Waste Academy, in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology11h15 
2/12/2021

​David Obura

CORDIO East Africa

​Coral reef biodiversity observation and monitoring networks

​Webinar details here.

AIR Centre 15h00 
2/17/2021

​Dr Isabel Richter

University of Plymouth, UK

​Human dimension of plastic pollution

SST’s African Waste Academy, in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology11h15 
2/17/2021

​Dr Kaylee Smit 

NMU, SAIAB, SANBI

Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes (Miloslavich et al., 2018)
AND 
Assessing marine ecosystem condition: A review to support indicator choice and framework development (Smit et al., 2021)

​Journal club meeting registration and details here.

University of Zululand / ACCESS16h00 
2/19/2021

Prof J Murray Roberts

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

​Are cold-water coral reefs canaries in the coal mine of climate change, and what can we do about ? 

​Webinar details here.

iAtlantic15h00 
2/22/2021

​Prof Dr Antje Boetius 

AWI

Dr Helene Hewitt 

UKMet

Dr Pedro Monteiro 

CSIR

​Trends and changes to sea ice, Greenland ice & the cryosphere in general, and what this means to us everywhere else!

​Webinar details here.

ACCESS Conversations on Climate Change16h30 
2/25/2021

Mr. Mathieu Belbéoch and Mr. Anthonin Lizé 

OceanOps

OceanOPS: International coordination and monitoring of the in situ met-ocean observing networks

​OceanOPS will provide a review of its mission, goals and information system, including demonstration use cases of the web interface and available services and we look for direct feedback from the audience.

​Webinar details here.

GOOS/OCG21h00 
3/2/2021

​Dr Madeleine Thomson 

Wellcome Trust

Dr Caradee Wright 

SAMRC

Ms Bono Nemuluka

DoH

​Climate change’s biggest impact will be felt in human health and wellbeing – right?

​Webinar details here.

ACCESS Conversations on Climate Change16h00 
3/3/2021

​Dr Olivier Bousquet

French Embassy

Research activities in atmospheric, oceanic, marine ecology and climate sciences in the SWIO: Examples of recent projects initiatedin Reunion Island

​RSVP and details here.

CMR13h00 
3/4/2021

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​Join us for a short power-discussion with personnel and students of the Aquaculture Division at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. This division is known for its wide ranging work on trout, abalone, aquafeeds, aquaculture genetics, water quality, best practices and more.

​Webinar details here.

Aquaculture Africa Magazine15h00 
3/10/2021

​Angelique Pouponneau

SeyCATT

Leah Glass

Blue Ventures

Cheryl Rita Kaur

Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Lauren Drake

Pollination

Mat Vanderklift

CSIRO

​Towards a sustainable blue forest economy

CSIRO & IORA9h00 
3/11/2021

​Dr Devon Pearse

NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center/University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

​Fishing for answers in the age of genomics

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series21h00 
3/12/2021

​Jim Costopulos

CEO and Founder of Global Oceans

​The Future of Ocean Science: Building Scale and International Collaboration

AIR Centre 15h00 
3/16/2021

​Dr Avery Paxton

Research Associate, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

​Oases for Marine Life - Shipwrecks in 3D

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series20h00 
3/17/2021

Dr ​Tom Slater

Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University of Leeds

​Earth’s Ice Imbalance

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series19h00 
3/18/2021

​Nicole Raineault

Chief Scientist, Ocean Exploration Trust

​Deep-Sea Exploration From Home: how students, scientists, and people anywhere can become ocean explorers

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series19h00 
3/25/2021

​Dr Katta Ludynia

SANCCOB

Climate change and the Endangered African penguin: 
SANCCOB’s involvement in important management interventions
SANParks13h00 
4/1/2021
Dr Melissa Martin, Azwarina Mohd Azmi and Juariah Muhamad
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

​Linking citizen science and natural history specimens through effective education & displays

SAIAB9h00 
5/4/2021

Dr Ashley Naidoo (DFFE) - panel chair

Dr Anne Cohen (Woods Hole, USA, ex-Cape Town)

Dr Warren Joubert (SAWS)

Dr Richard Feely (NOAA, USA) 

Prof Sam Dupont, (U Gothenburg, Sweden). 

​Everything you need to know about Ocean Acidification

ACCESS16h00 
5/4/2021

​Dr Enrique Álvarez-Fanjul

Head of the Physical Oceanography Division at Puertos del Estado (Spanish Harbours Authority)


​Dialogues on Boundary Systems: #1: The Iberian System

GOOS/OOPC15h00 
5/6/2021
Dr David A. Ebert

Pacific Shark Research Center, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories; SAIAB Honorary Research Associate


Beyond Jaws: Rediscovering South Africa’s Lost Sharks

SAIAB18h00 
5/17/2021

​Alumni Highlight Panel

​Be Belmont Applicable: Tips for successful Belmont Forum Grant Submissions

Belmont Forum15h00 
5/18/2021

​IOC

​Engaging multiple and diverse stakeholders in the Ocean Decade: the key role of national and regional stakeholders' networks

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO14h00 
5/27/2021

​Emeritus Professor John Bolton

University of Cape Town

​A Seaweed Revolution for Africa! 

Aquaculture Africa Magazine15h00 
6/3/2021
Dr Jessica Glass
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity and the University of Alaska Fairbanks

​Using the Micro to Understand the Macro: How Genetics and Chemistry Help Us Tackle Big Questions in Fisheries and Evolutionary Biology

SAIAB10h30 
6/7/2021
Professor Elisa Morgera, the University of Strathclyde; Taryn Pereira Kaplan, Rhodes University; Dr Bolanle Erinosho, the University of Cape Coast; Professor Alex Kanyimba, the University of Namibia; Dr Tapiwa Warikandwa, the University of Namibia; Small-scale Fisher Leaders; Ms Angela Kariuki, the United Nations Environment Programme; Ms Nicole Franz, the Food and Agriculture Organization

​Small-scale fishers and ocean well-being : vital partners in enhancing biocultural diversity, human rights and sustainable livelihoods

One Ocean Hub11h00 
6/8/2021

​Dr Bruce Mann

AND

Dr Ryan Daly

SAAMBR

​Evidence of the effectiveness of MPAs from two decades of research in KZN and the Eastern Cape

AND

Discovering Giant Trevally record-breaking migrations in South Africa

Email lbritz@seaworld.org.za for the link. 

SAAMBR18h00 
6/8/2021

​Mia Strand, Professor Rose Boswell, Dr Nina Rivers and  Jessica Thornton, Nelson Mandela University and Algoa Bay Fishing Representative

Intangible cultural ocean heritage and participatory research methods

One Ocean Hub10h30 
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