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Collection of: Jaimie Cleeland Overwintering station: Gough Island Team: 63rd Gough Island Overwintering Team Year: 2017/2018 Position: Ornithological field assistant – appointed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Residing country:  Tasmania Number of photos in collection: 216 (183 photos taken by Jaimie, 25 taken by Kate Lawrence, 7 by Tom McSherry […]

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Stellenbosch University, Science in Contect, Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University added a new compulsory module, ‘Science in Context’ to be completed by all first year BSc students. The purpose of the module is to expose students to the benefits of integrating knowledge from different disciplines, when approaching scientific topics (also see video below). This will enforce students to […]

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ALSA has been privileged to spend some time with the 64th Gough Island Overwintering Team during team training. Having met the team, we feel some connection with these guys that will be contributing to South Africa’s Antarctic Legacy. Today is one of the Meteorologists on the team’s birthday and we would like to wish him […]

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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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NRF SANAP SYMPOSIUM 2018 Participant Information Background:  The 5th SANAP Symposium will be hosted in Hermanus by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) from 13 to 16 August 2018. SANAP funds, administered by CPUT, will support certain travel expenses and up to three night’s accommodation for […]

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Yet another successful voyage into the sub-Antarctic waters. Yesterday, 11 October 2017, the Gough 62 Overwintering Team (see table below) returned safely from Gough Island. They left behind their medic, Tom McSherry, who will be replaced in January 2018. The welcoming ceremony was opened with a prayer by the chaplain of the take-over voyage, Sybrandt […]

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On Thursday, 07 September 2017, the ship will depart for Gough Island, where she will leave the new overwintering team. The new team went through a few weeks of team training, involving firefighting, cooking classes, team building etc. (see team activity photos below). The team is now fully prepared for their 13 months on this […]

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From left Marthán Bester, Ria Olivier and Anché Louw tuck into the dessert course ALSA hosted one of ALSA Manager Ria Olivier’s excellent two-course office lunches this week when marine mammalogist Marthán Bester visited Stellenbosch University from Pretoria for a two-day session with over 700 of his slides taken on Gough and Marion Islands in years […]

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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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From Anché  Louw, John Cooper and Ria Olivier, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 22 June 2017