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South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) 2018

Closing Date: 26 May 2017 

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National Research Foundation / European Research Council 2017 

Call For SA Postdoctoral researchers to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues already supported through EU-funded ERC grants.

Closing Date: 29 May 2017 

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Support for Unrated, Rated and Y-rated Research 2018

Closing Date: 31 May 2017

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Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) - Small Grants 2017

Closing Date: 7 June 2017

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Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) – Concept Notes for Large Integrated Team Projects 2017

Closing Date: 7 June 2017

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Jamaica/South Africa Joint Science and Technology Cooperation 2018

Joint research proposals may be submitted in the following designated thematic areas:

Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Water Research

Closing Date: 20 June 2017

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Mexico/South Africa Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration 2018

Joint research proposals may be submitted in the following prioritised thematic areas:

Advanced Manufacturing
Astronomy
Oceanography

Closing Date: 28 July 2017

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This is a 4-day certificate course, aligned with the Rhodes Business School’s MBA programme.

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As part of the EO Science For Society – scientific exploitation programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an advanced Ocean Remote Sensing Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. Copernicus Sentinels) for science and application development.

The training course is being organised by ESA in cooperation with the University of Porto and will be held at the University from 11 to 15 September 2017.

Post graduate, PhD students, postdoctoral research scientists and users form European countries and Canada interested in Ocean Remote Sensing and Synergy are invited to apply to the 5-day course. Research scientists and students from all other contries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to availability of places.

No participation fees will be charged for the training but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses (financial support is not available).

The official language of the training course is English.

Using a series of lectures and laboratory classes, group-work and discussion, the aim of the course is to develop new skills in the application of complementary satellite ocean remote sensing data sets and their application in synergy for science and applications serving society.

The course will include:
• Training the next generation of European and Canadian Principal Investigators (PIs);
• The theoretical principles and application of Ocean Colour Radiometry, Infrared and Passive Microwave Radiometry, Biogeochemical, Sea Surface Temperature, and Sea Surface Salinity retrievals;
• The theoretical principles and application of synthetic aperture radar and radar altimetry;
• Hands-on exercises using SAR, Optical, Infrared, Passive Microwave, and Altimeter data, tools/toolboxes and methods for the exploitation of EO satellite data in synergy over the ocean;
• Stimulating and supporting the exploitation of the ESA Earth Explorer and Copernicus Sentinel Missions.

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  • Date: 11-15 September 2017
    Venue: Porto, Portugal
    Closing Date: 16 June 2017
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has calls open for author and review editor nominations for two Special Reports:

Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
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Climate Change and Land 
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  • Status: The approved outlines of the reports are under the Scoped tabs, which will indicate the expertise needed.

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Call for SCAR 2017 Visiting Professor Applications
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017
http://www.scar.org/visitingprof/information

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The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is hosting our 4th World Whale Conference 2017, to be held in Durban, South Africa from 24th – 29th June 2017.

The conference will be focused on the theme Towards Responsible Tourism for Cetaceans, and will bring together national, regional and global stakeholders from whale conservation and welfare backgrounds, the whale watching industry, governmental departments, travel and tourism representatives, and beyond, to share evidence and discuss strategies to ensure the protection of cetaceans in southern Africa and worldwide.

As a part of the conference, WCA’s Whale Heritage Sites Summit will see WHS candidates showcase their destinations, and discuss and explore opportunities for the development of new sites in Africa and worldwide.

Conference Schedule:

Saturday 24th June, 2017: Community Event with Sodurba, a new annual event to celebrate the ‘Arrival of the Whales’ on their migration route

Sunday 25th June, 2017: Workshops with a regional focus of Cetacean Conservation and Cetacean Tourism in Africa

Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th June, 2017: WCA Conference Key note address: Dr Ken Findlay

Wednesday 28th June & Thursday 29th June, 2017: Whale Heritage Sites (WHS) Summit

WCA Conference Key Goals:

The 2017 World Whale Conference will achieve three important goals for cetaceans in tourism:
1. Agree a set of Global Standards that protect all cetaceans in tourism by combining current best practice guidelines, advice from practitioners, and the latest scientific research into one resource.
2. Create an International Advisory Committee for Cetaceans in Tourism (both in the wild and in captivity) to oversee the agreed Global Standards.
3. Seek endorsement for both the Global Standards and Advisory Committee from national and international institutions, regulatory bodies, governments, NGOs, and the travel industry.

The detail of these standards/guidelines will be debated, discussed and where possible, agreed at the World Whale Conference 2017. The World Cetacean Alliance are currently in discussion with key stakeholders and policy makers to identify mechanisms/platforms for these standards and guidelines to be adopted (and enforced) globally. Visit the www.worldwhaleconference.org website for more details on the agenda.

Further information regarding the conference programme and speakers is being updated regularly and will include both international and South African presenters.

Our conference website www.worldwhaleconference.org allows delegates to find out more about the conference, registration, accommodation, and source information on the host city, visa requirements, flight and travel options, etc.

We do hope that you will join us in Durban!

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  • Date: 24–29 June 2017
    Venue: Durban, South Africa
    Regstration: Please click on the link below.
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LEAP-Agri Call Launch: African European Collaborative Research on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture for Food and Nutrition Security.

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  • Status: Call closes on 15 June 2017

    Information is available on the website:
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Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) is busy developing a Strategy for Marine Waste: Guide to Action for Africa. This document will be used to find solutions for the issue of marine waste that is plaguing our oceans. These questions will help guide discussions at the African Marine Waste conference being held between the 9th and 13th of July 2017.

Additionally, this questionnaire will allow Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) to collate the ideas from a diverse array of individuals from various sectors, such as Education, Government and Non-Government organisations, Universities, as well as the general public.

With this information, SST will be able to get a holistic view on solutions for the people by the people.

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and WWF-SA’s Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) invite Educators to take part in a morning workshop.

The workshop will focus on the current state of sustainable seafood in South Africa, the roles of both WWF-SASSI and the MSC and how Educators can continue to create awareness and support the sustainable seafood movement.

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  • Keynote speaker: Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, Palaeobiologist, UCT on Lost Worlds, Extinctions Past and Present

    Date:Tuesday, 18th July 2017

    Time: : 08:30 - 13:00 (followed by a light lunch)

    Venue:: Intaka Island Environmental Education Centre, Century City, Cape Town

    RSVP::To confirm your attendance please email sassi@wwf.org.za by Thursday 15th June 2017

    There is no charge for the workshop.

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Training and Student Opportunities

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