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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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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, Meteorology, Weather, Sub-Antarctic

Promoting South Africa’s involvement in the sub-Antarctic (Marion Island) Why is meteorological data collected on Marion Island? Anché Louw (ALSA) interviewed Mr. Rian Smit (Senior Forecaster at the South African Weather Service) before he got onto the S.A. Agulhas II, which departed to Marion Island on the 7th of April 2018. He will be training […]

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Overwintering, Team, Marion Island

Photo: The 75th Marion Island Overwintering Team (Photo Credit: Ben van der Walt) Take-over voyage (06 April – 12 May 2018) On board the vessel is the 75th Marion Island Overwintering team, take-over personnel, researchers, maintenance crew and ship crew. The 75th Marion Island Overwintering Team: Name and Surname Job Title Job title as referred […]

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It is almost April, the month in which South African scientists and also visiting international scientists, involved in the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) travel onboard the S.A. Agulhas II to the sub-Antarctic Marion Island for the take-over period. During the takeover period the new overwintering team takes over the duties of the current/ […]

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Today we would like to applaud the female scientists within the South African National Antarctic Programme. May you act as mentors and leaders for years to come!   Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 08 March 2018.

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South Africa is very proud to be part of this legacy!! South Africa’s permanent presence on the Antarctic Continent, Dronning Maud Land region (approximately 4000 km south of Cape Town) commenced in 1959, during the first South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE). South Africa’s presence in the sub-Antarctic dates back to 1947/1948, when Marion Island […]

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Name Surname Project Short Title Institution Prof Alakendra Roychoudhury Distribution and Speciation of Bioactive Trace Elements in Southern Ocean US Dr Susanne Fietz Shifts in phytoplankton and microbial community composition and functional diversity related to trace metal cycling in the Southern Ocean US Dr Azwianewi Makhado Bottom-up and top-down control of seabirds of the Southern […]

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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 […]