Earth Day: All-UCT trio of Atlantic ambassadors

10 May 2021 - 12:30

The new 2020/2021 cohort of All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors, including three University of Cape Town (UCT) postgraduates, will be working hard to expand awareness of the Atlantic Ocean and its important role as a sustainable resource and climate regulator.

The UCT trio of ambassadors, the only South Africans among the new cohort, are postdoctoral research fellow Dr Marissa Brink-Hull (right) and postgraduates in oceanography Thando Mazomba (centre) and Kirstin Petzer (left).

This initiative is part of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AANCHOR) project, which intersects the suite of European Union Atlantic projects. AANCHOR links initiatives in the European Union, Canada and the United States, and was launched with the signing of the Galway Statement in 2013.

The alliance includes a research community of ocean science institutions, and research and innovation projects involving the entire Atlantic basin. The All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors programme was launched in 2019 to enable the next generation to lead change in their communities, promoting stewardship of the sustainable development of the Atlantic Ocean.

UCT News spoke with the trio. [Read more]