heritageS.A.Agulhas II

Peter Persicaner  lived in South Africa (Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) for most of his life , and from an early age developed a passion for islands in the South Atlantic and Antarctica and the ships that served them. I visited Tristan da Cunha and spent a week on the island in 2006 , while […]

AntarcticEventsGough IslandMarion IslandNewsS.A.Agulhas IISANAESub-Antarctic

Every year at Christmaas overwintering team send Christmas wishes to station of other countries. This year the teams share their wishes with all in South Africa as well. SANAE 59 Marion 77 Gough66 Wishes from South Africa to all of you at our SANAP stations: “APECSSA would like to send Season’s Greetings to the overwintering […]

AntarcticArchivePhoto GalleryS.A.Agulhas II

The S. A. Agulhas II is a South Africa icebreaking polar supply and research vessel. The vessel was designed to carry out both scientific research and supply South Africa’ research stations in the Antarctic. The Port of Cape Town has always been prominent in visits by vessels of explorers, on their way to Antarctica, and […]

ArchivePhoto GalleryS.A.Agulhas IITristan da Cunha

The Tristan da Cunha Archipelago consists of the main island of Tristan da Cunha, the smaller, uninhabited Nightingale and Inaccessible Islands and Gough Islands. Tristan was first discovered in 1506 by the Portuguese sailor Tristão da Cunha. However, Tristão was unable to land on Tristan because of accessibility difficulties and rough seas. Despite this, Tristão […]

AntarcticEventsLegacyNewsPromoteS.A.Agulhas IIScienceSouthern Ocean

This story bring together science and passion.. Stephen Peel of the Shackleton Brewing Company was on Seamester 2016. (Video available on Antarctic Legacy of South Africa digital  Archive) SEAmester introduces marine science as an applied and cross-disciplinary field to students. Its long‐term vision is aimed at building capacity within the marine sciences by co‐ordinating cross‐disciplinary research […]

AntarcticAntarcticaMarion IslandNewsPromoteS.A.Agulhas IISouthern OceanSub-Antarctic

Polar Week

2019 Heritage Month/Polar Week (23-29 September) APECS South Africa and ALSA presents 2020 calendars and a series of postcards, designed by APECS SA with the winning photos of the APECS SA Photo Competition launched during the March Polar Week. Photos were entered into the following categories: data, fieldwork, landscape and wildlife – within the Antarctic […]

ArchiveMarion IslandNewsPreserveS.A.Agulhas IISouthern Ocean

Collection of: Oliver Hansen Photos taken during SEAmester 2017 and Marion Island 2018 Take-Over Cruise Year: 2017 and 2018 Position: SEAmester 2017 – student; Marion Island 2018 Take-Over Cruise – BirdLife South Africa Volunteer Number of photos contributed: 239 View photos taken by Oliver: Click here Oliver also supplied photos taken by: (Click on the […]

Marion IslandNewsOutreachS.A.Agulhas IIScienceSub-Antarctic

SIC2018, Stellenbosch University

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 […]

AntarcticaGough IslandMarion IslandNewsPromoteS.A.Agulhas IIScience

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 […]

Marion IslandNewsS.A.Agulhas IISub-Antarctic

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, […]