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Sharing 'Science for Society' at AAORIA Forum 2023

UCT-MARiS was invited to attend the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance (AAORIA) Forum at the CTICC in Cape Town and share their involvement in various projects focused on the Atlantic Ocean.

Sharing the Magic of Phytoplankton: Soapbox Science

Oceanography MSc student, Lillina Ruiters recently had the opportunity to help bridge the gap between science and society at the SoapBox Science 2023 event on the 25th of November at the V&A Waterfront, in Cape Town.

A winning streak at the Cape Town Ocean Hackathon 2023

AOS Masters student, Andile Kuzwayo represented UCT in the 2023 Cape Town Ocean Hackathon® in team SARDASH while taking on the challenge to develop a prototype web application that could simulate a potential path of sardines over 48 hours.

ACDI-MARIS Climate Change Workshop for Teachers

The ACDI research unit recently partnered with MARiS to host an interactive workshop entitled “How can we survive the century?”. Local Grades 7-9 Geography & Natural Sciences teachers were invited to engage & discuss Climate Change.

Southern Ocean in a Changing World

UCT-MARiS joins hundreds of international scientists that are sounding a clarion call for urgent expansion of Southern Ocean science in the emerging climate crisis.

ESKOM Cape Town Science Expo 2023 for Young Scientists

From pipettes to pencils – MARiS has it all covered as researchers from the multidisciplinary sea ice team took off their polar gear and lab coats to participate as judges at the ESKOM Cape Town Science Expo 2023 for Young Scientists.

Marine Microbiology: From DNA samples to sequences

In light of understanding the phylogenetic and community diversity of surf-zone diatoms in Muizenberg and their associated microbiome, Dr Emma Rocke takes the AOS students through the process of extracting DNA samples to sequencing them.

Have you ever been to sea? Join SEAmester!

The annual SEAmester‘ floating classroom’ programme is to train a new generation of marine scientists onboard the RV SA Agulhas II and to encourage and enthuse the new generation through innovation in teaching platforms.