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He overwintered on Marion Island (2015-2016) as part of Marion72, to collect data for his Master’s degree in Geomorphology. He is once again appointed as a Marion Island field assistant, part of Marion75 (2018-2019), watch this video to see what Abu is doing on Marion Island.  Also, read the first newsletter of M75 and meet […]

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Transvaal, ship, Gough Island

Collection of:      Cyril Edward Norris Nickname:            Norrie Born:                      16 October 1935 – 2009† Islands visited:  Marion Island, Prince Edward Island, Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha Years:                     1956 and 1958 (International Geophysics Year-IGY) Why […]

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The 75th Marion Island Overwintering team has been alone on the island for 1 month. Listen to this interview with Mr Mathibela Selepe (Department of Environmental Affairs, Chief Communications Officer), sharing more info regarding the role of the team’s Communications Engineer, Bukelwa Mavis Lekhesa. See here for a list of team members on the 75th […]

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South Africans attending SCAR, POLAR2018

Only one month to go before 23 South Africans travel to the XXXV SCAR Biennial Meetings and SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference (POLAR2018). Click on the link below download the programme of South Africans presenting at POLAR2018. South Africans Presenting POLAR2018   Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, […]

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Marion Island, Invasive Speices, Aliens, SANAP Project

The Marion Island 2018 take-over expedition was successful for terrestrial scientists…I interviewed some scientists before the expedition. Let’s hear more about the “Invasions in the changing sub-Antarctic” project, Principal Investigator: Dr Michelle Greve, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria.   Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, […]

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S.A.Agulhas II, Marion Island, Return Voyage

The Marion Island take-over expedition’s return voyage was shortened due to one of the ship’s crew falling ill during this time. All science was cancelled for the return voyage, which involves oceanographic sampling. Here is the programme for today, 07 May 2017. Programme for Marion RETURN VOYAGE 2018-1 Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, […]

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Marion Island, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Cosmic Dawn, Science, SANAP

Looking for the signature of the 1st stars turning on in the universe. Did you read this article: “Physicists in Earth’s remotest corners race to reproduce ‘cosmic dawn’ signal” published in Nature on 27 April 2018. Watch this video of Dr Cynthia Chiang (currently on Marion Island) sharing more detail of the “Dawn in the […]

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Marion Island, Antarctic Legacy, Oceanography, Southern Ocean, UCT, SAMOC

Video from Marion Island: Watch this video to see what the Oceanographers currently on-board the S.A. Agulhas II will be doing during this Marion Island 2018 Take-Over Voyage.   Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 23 April 2018.

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World Heritage Day, South Africa, Marion Island, Antarctica, Maps

World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public’s awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention […]

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The Publication “Die Wit Horison” was written in Afrikaans by Dr André le Roux van der Merwe, Medical Doctor of SANAE 1 – South Africa’s first Antarctic expedition of 1959-1961.  Until now, this has meant that the book has only been accessible to Afrikaans readers and not to wider national and international audiences. The text […]