Department of Oceanography is glad to announce that one of our recent graduates, Dr. Neil Hart, has won the Faculty of Science PhD. medal for 2013 for his thesis Synoptic-scale rainfall patterns over southern Africa: Scale interactions with large-scale modes of variability. In addition to this medal he will also receive the Joseph Arenow Prize. Dr. Hart is currently a postdoctoral research assistant in the Dept. of Meteorology at Reading University. Our warmest congratulations.
The department of Oceanography featured well in the last IPCC Working Group 1 report. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provide a clear view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It comprises three Working Group reports and a Synthesis Report. Most of the sited works from the department stemmed from published papers coming from PhD thesis and Post-Doctoral studies.
Bridging the Atlantic - The world’s oceans are undergoing significant changes – seen in indicators such as temperature and salinity. Dr Isabelle Ansorge PI of SAMOC-SA explains how South African scientists and students from the Oceanography Dept. and French technicians form IFREMER are involved in investigating the state of these changes.