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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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The S.A. Agulhas II will be on route to South Africa’s Antarctic station – SANAE IV, on the 7th of December 2017. Join us at East Pier (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Harbour) where we will be waving off the new overwintering team (SANAE 57), take-over scientists and the maintenance team. Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of […]

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

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Where:      Ilala Palm Lodge, 545 3rd Rd (corner Dr Swanepoel Rd), Montana, PRETORIA (see “Directions” below)  When:       Friday 23 June 2017 from @3pm till late Own cost:  Various excellent “braai” specials till @6pm (or A La Carte thereafter) e.g. 500g T-bone, pap, sous & salad @R55 (with double brandy & coke @R65) ** Drinks prices […]

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SANAP mammalogists work with an Antarctic seal among the sea ice of the Southern Ocean, with South Africa’s Antarctic research and supply ship, the S.A. Agulhas II, standing by In October last year researchers participating in the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) came together for a two-day strategic workshop to discuss a way forward […]

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The newly painted S.A. Agulhas II has 22 team members of the 74th Marion Overwintering team, a number of takeover scientists, as well as a photographic team from National Geographic on board. For all on-board this is indeed an exciting time ahead as they leave Cape Town today. It will take the ship 3-4 days […]