Current Research Projects

2018 – 2020

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Research Project Affiliation Principal Investigator
Biogeochemical controls on the sources and chemical composition of Southern Ocean marine aerosols UCT Altieri, KE Dr
SAMOC-SA UCT Ansorge, IJ Prof
SEAmester – South Africa’s Class Afloat UCT Ansorge, IJ Prof
Decision aiding for the SA Agulhas II through modelling, monitoring and data capture US Bekker, A Prof
Small Procellariiformes as indicators of ecosystem changes and plastic pollution NMU Connan, MA Dr
Microbial diversity, functionality and resilience in Antarctic terrestrial niche communities UP Cowan, DA Prof
Marion Island Marine Mammals: Individual Variation and Population Processes in Changing Environments UP De Bruyn, PJN Prof
A nitrogen cycle view of atmospheric CO2 sequestration in the Antarctic Ocean UCT Fawcett, SE Dr
Shifts in phytoplankton and microbial community composition and functional diversity related to trace metal cycling in the Southern Ocean US Fietz, S Dr
Gondwana Amalgamation and Correlation Research Project UJ Grantham, GH Dr
Invasions in the changing sub-Antarctic UP Greve, M Dr
Southern Oceanic Humanities Wits Hofmeyr, CI Prof
SANAE HF radar SANSA Kosch, MJ Prof
Modelling wind patterns and their ecological impacts UP Le Roux, PC Dr
Polar Space Weather Studies (PSWS) SANSA Lotz, SI Dr
Bottom-up and top-down control of seabirds of the Southern Ocean: implications for conservation DEA Makhado, AB Dr
Disentangling the role of chemolithoautotrophs in the sequestration of atmospheric CO2 UP Makhalanyane, TP Dr
How storm characteristics in the Southern Ocean influence inter annual variability of CO2 fluxes CSIR Monteiro, PMS Dr
Seasonal evolution of biogeochemical Fe cycle in the Southern Ocean CSIR Mtshali, TN Dr
Landscape and climate interactions in the sub-Antarctic UFH Nel, W Prof
The role of storms in shaping upper ocean physics and primary production in the Southern Ocean CSIR Nicholson, S Dr
Preserving and promoting the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa US Olivier, MP Ms
Southern Indian Ocean Top Predators: linking ecology, oceanography and marine spatial planning needs NMU Pistorius, PA Dr
Southern Ocean influences on Western Cape Drought and Flood Events UCT Reason, CJC Prof
Distribution and Speciation of Bioactive Trace Elements in Southern Ocean US Roychoudhury, AN Prof
Observing Dawn in the Cosmos UKZN Sievers, L Prof
Living with cosmic radiation NWU Strauss, RD Dr
An improved understanding of the climate sensitivity of the Southern Ocean’s biological carbon pump CSIR Thomalla, SJ Dr
Biocomplexity: Understanding biological patterns in space and time UJ van Vuuren, B Prof


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