UCT-MARiS Sea Ice Team participated in the 6th South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) symposium in November 2023 where they networked and exchanged expertise with national and international polar researchers.
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.
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.
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.
UCT biogeochemical oceanographer, Associate Professor Sarah Fawcett, is part of an international research team that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) to better understand the ocean’s role in climate change.
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.
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.
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.
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.