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Peter Ryan on Stoltenhoff Island with Nightingale Island in the background.  Photograph by Norman Glass Peter Ryan, A-rated Director of the University of Cape Town’s Percy FitzPatrick Institute, has been awarded the Gilchrist Memorial Medal by the South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR).  Peter manages the Institute’s research on albatrosses and petrels […]

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The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) will be hosting a workshop to evaluate the means and methods of inclusion of the Prince Edward Island’s marine habitats and biodiversity into the 2018 National Biodiversity Assessment. This inclusion presents an opportunity to create an updated spatial understanding of marine biodiversity at the islands, and therefore an […]


The ALSA team outside the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies next to a bust of Roald Amundsen, first man at the South Pole Over 5-7 July the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa’s John Cooper, Anché Louw and Ria Olivier attended the “Depths and Surfaces: Understanding the Antarctic Region through the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference” in […]


Applicant Closing Date Extended to: 20 September 2017 Designated Authority Closing Date: 14 September 2017 A MAXIMUM OF 10 JOINT PROJECTS WILL BE FUNDED FOR THIS CALL In January 2017, South Africa and Belgium signed a Science and Technology Agreement to facilitate and strengthen human capital development and research partnerships between South African and Belgian […]


ALSA was invited to attend the launch of “Antarctic cities and the global commons: rethinking the gateways” project, hosted by the Western Sydney University (Institute for Culture and Society). The launch was held in the Lord Mayor’s Court Room, Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania and lead by the deputy Lord Mayor of Hobart, Ron Christie. This […]


Seiche training will be coming to Cape Town South Africa and present the accredited Marine Acoustics course. The three-day Marine Acoustics course is perfect for anyone working as a regulator, environmental consultant, researcher, policy or environmental professional who needs to understand the regulatory environment. It will give you the knowledge you need to analyse and […]


An Invitation to All Antarctic Researchers Venue: Flex Space, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies Date & Time: Friday 7 July, 5:30-7:00 pm (following the “Depths and Surfaces” Conference) Drinks and nibbles supplied Purpose: To workshop a series of questions about stakeholders (both within and outside academia) in Antarctic research and the role of humanities […]

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Where:      Ilala Palm Lodge, 545 3rd Rd (corner Dr Swanepoel Rd), Montana, PRETORIA (see “Directions” below)  When:       Friday 23 June 2017 from @3pm till late Own cost:  Various excellent “braai” specials till @6pm (or A La Carte thereafter) e.g. 500g T-bone, pap, sous & salad @R55 (with double brandy & coke @R65) ** Drinks prices […]