The University of Pretoria’s Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme research project entitled "Marion Island Marine Mammals: Individual Variation and Population Processes in Changing Environments" has positions vacant for biologists/zoologists with an interest in marine mammals. Three Field Assistant Positions (2 Sealers & 1 Whaler) are available at Marion Island, April 2018 - May 2019. Applications close 20 Nov 2017.
Cape Town Environmental Education Trust, is looking to fill a two-year contract position of Site Manager for the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve: Atlantic Beach Section (Western Cape). Closing date 20 Nov 2017.VIEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MSc opportunity on microplastics
The Knysna Basin Project www.knysnabasinproject.co.za and UKZN are looking for an interested Masters student (2 year degree) to investigate the potential impact of micro-plastics on syngnathids in the Knysna estuary.VIEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Fundraising event in support of the rehabilitation and release of turtles
The Two Oceans Aquarium will host an event on 20 November.VIEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Notification of Stakeholder Workshops: Listing of Public Launch Sites in Kwazulu-Natal
The KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) has embarked on a process of listing public launch sites in the province in terms of section 2(1) of the ‘Management of Public Launch Sites in the Coastal Zone Regulations’ (Government Gazette No. 37761).
A "public launch site" means a site where a vessel may be launched by members of the public in the coastal zone, but excludes those sites in protected areas and in proclaimed harbours.
The Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR) is hosting a public lecture by Dr Kerry Sink on Secrets of the Deep: Special Places and Species in the South African Seascape. This lecture will be held on 28 November, 17:45-18:45 at the South Campus Council Chamber, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth.
Date: Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017
Venue: South Campus Council Chamber, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth
MA-RE SANCOR Seminar
First results from multidisciplinary cruises on shallow seamounts in the South West Indian Ocean.
In between September 2016 and May 2017, IRD and its partners carried out three oceanographic cruises in the South West Indian Ocean, each one focusing on a different seamount. The overall objective was to understand how the ocean dynamics related to these topographic features could structure the ecosystem functioning at several trophic levels. The project was conducted within the framework of ICEMASA and the International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE‐2/WIOURI). It involved a strong South African component with participants from UCT (Oceanography and Zoology Departments), DEA and NMU. Most of the cruise data is now available and their analysis in terms of oceanographic processes and ecosystem functioning is currently in progress. This presentation will expose the operations that were conducted at sea and their objective. Preliminary results, with a specific focus on physical oceanography, will also be shown; perspectives, in terms of scientific outcomes gaps to be filled through existing and future collaborations, will be highlighted.
Date: Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017
Venue: UCT Oceanography Seminar Room
Speakers: Drs Jean-François Ternon (IRD, Sète) and Steven Herbette (UBO, Brest)
Norway Science Week 2017: Registration now open!
You are cordially invited to join Team Norway and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology for an exciting week in Pretoria and Cape Town on 4-8 December!
South Africa - Norway Science Week 2017 will follow up on last year’s successful precursor, Value Creation in Ocean Space; New Opportunities in the Blue Economy, and focus this year will be on Green Maritime. The objective is to explore opportunities for further cooperation between our two countries related to higher education, research, innovation and new business development. More information and on-line registration are available on www.teamnorway.co.za.
Science Forum South Africa is dedicated to igniting conversations about science that will promote open scientific research and innovation. Open science is the movement to make scientific research accessible to all levels of society. More information and on-line registration are available on www.sfsa.co.za.
Please note that you will have to register twice if you want to spend the entire week with us. Also, please feel free to extend this invitation to anybody else who may be interested.