We are very excited to announce that one of the founding members of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Prof Steven Chown, will be giving a lecture at Stellenbosch University on the 5th of March 2019, Room 2020 (Natural Science Building). He will also give a lecture at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute Auditorium, […]
It is with great thoughts that we say goodbye to a colleague, advisor and researcher. Emeritus Professor David W.H. Walton, PhD passed away suddenly on 12 February 2019 at the age of 73. ALSA extends its sympathies to his widow, Sharon, who helped him with much of his Antarctic work. Photo Credit: British Antarctic Survey […]
ALSA received the opportunity to visit the SANAE IV (South African National Antarctic Expedition) Station in the first two weeks of January. Anché and I left to accomplish the task of gathering as much information as possible of the current research station, as well as the rich history of South Africa’s involvement on the Antarctic […]
ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island. Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 02 January 2019.
ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island. Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 30 December 2018.
It has been a great year for us, preserving and promoting South Africa’s Antarctic Legacy. We are excited to continue to do so in 2019. Thank you for every person that contributed to the ALSA database in 2018. If you have an Antarctic (including sub-Antarctic) legacy that you would like to leave behind for future […]
We enjoyed our SIC2018 journey with 1st year BSc students at Stellenbosch University (SU). This year’s 1st Year BSc students completed a new compulsory module (Science in Context – SIC) where they had to choose a topic that will be researched, written up and presented. ALSA had the opportunity to propose 7 Antarctic (including sub-Antarctic […]
A new collection category, MAPS, has been added to the digital repository/archive of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa. As from today all maps of earlier times as well as current times will be added to this category. The first few entries to this collection includes the the digital Maps of Antarctica, by Dr Geoffrey […]
Antarctic Legacy of South Africa Online Open Access Archive – 1st of its kind. We are excited about sharing our ideas at the Data Management Workshop organised by us and hosted in collaboration with Julián Kelly of the University of Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia Campus). Workshop announcement by the Standing Committee for Humanities and […]
South Africa’s rich involvement in the Antarctic is preserved by means of documents, personal narratives, photographs etc. Over the past few years Antarctic Legacy of South Africa has been collecting these documents, personal narratives, photographs etc. for archival purposes. In most cases material needs to be digitised and can only then be uploaded onto the ALSA […]