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Applications are now open! Masters in Applied Ocean Sciences
The MSc degree in Applied Ocean Sciences (AOS) is hosted by the Marine Research Institute (Ma-Re) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.
PhD student Juliano Dani Ramanantsoa discovers new coastal current
Juliano's discovery of the new ocean current on the west coast of Madagascar has received international acclaim and have led to one of the most significant oceanography breakthroughs in decades.
SA AGULHAS II to set sail in 2019 to Antarctica’s Weddell Sea
UCT Oceanography to play key role in 2019 Expedition to Antarctica's Weddell Sea
Head of Dept. Isabelle Ansorge and Dr. Sarah Fawcett (UCT Oceanography) will participate in an unprecedented international scientific expedition to explore one of the coldest and most remote locations in the world: the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.
SEAmester 2018
Applications for SEAmester 2018 are now open! SEAmester will depart 2nd July returning 12th July 2018. PLEASE NOTE: cruise dates may be subject to change by a few days...
CTD deployment in False Bay
False Bay Project
The False Bay Project is a collaborative project between the Marine Research Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) through the Oceanography department and the Institute of Maritime Technology through the South African Navy (IMT). The...

News

Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Oceanography partners with UCT eResearch to advance earth systems modelling

In order to predict changing climate patterns in the coming years and decades, scientists need to understand the various interactions that take place within what is referred to as the earth system. This means understanding and predicting the interactions between atmosphere, land surface, ocean and sea ice, - known as the physical system - as well as the biogeochemical processes, such as the carbon cycle, which interact with this physical system. Today scientists can sucessfully model this system, but it entails an immense level of computing power. This is why the Department of Oceanography is partnering with UCT eResearch to use high performance computing (HPC) facilities for ocean and climate modelling.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:00
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Copernicus Masters Ideas Challenge

The Oceanography Department wants to congratulate Dr. Mark Matthews on being the winner of the Copernicus Masters Ideas Challenge 2014, for his idea on CyanoLakes. The Copenicus Masters 2014, which was held worldwide for the first time, received more than 170 entries from 43 different countries.  The ideas submitted offer a glimpse into the next generation of Earth observation services.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 13:15
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Bacteria in SA dams

The results of a ten-year study by Dr. M Matthews have revealed that harmful cyanobacteria are widespread in South Africa’s 50 largest dams, with the Hartbeespoort dam, in the North West, the Darlington dam, in the Eastern Cape, and Spitskop dam, in the Northern Cape, found to be the worst affected by cyanobacterial surface scum.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:00
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Students win 2nd Prize

Oceanography students Hayley Evers-King (Ma-Re) and Marie Smith (ACCESS) were recently awarded second prize at the international 2013/14 LearnEO! lesson writing competition. They received their prize at the Earth Observation Education workshop at ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, on 5 November 2014. Their lesson looked at the detection of harmful algal blooms in coastal waters and included examples from the southern Benguela upwelling system.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:30

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