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Ma-Re: The Marine Research Institute is transitioning toward MARIS (Marine and Antarctic Research centre for Innovation and Sustainability), the new dedicated centre for interdisciplinary marine research at the University of Cape Town is hosted in the Dept of Oceanography.


Nansen Tutu Centre: The Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research is a joint venture between the Nansen Environmental Centre in Norway and South African partners aimed at capacity building. The Centre is hosted in the Department of Oceanography, UCT.


ICEMASA: International Centre for Education, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences over Africa – is a joint South African and French initiative that involves several institutions, focusing on the marine environment (marine ecosystems, resources management, physical oceanography, ocean-atmosphere exchanges, biogeochemistry) of Southern Africa and the Southern Ocean. Current partners: Dept. of Oceanography) (UCT), Dept. of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (RSA), Dept. of Environmental Affairs (RSA), Universite de Bretagne Occidentale (France), IRD (France), CNRS (France)


APECSSA: Association of Polar Early Career Scientists of South Africa – is a National Committee of APECS international, a non-profit and voluntary organization which focuses on improving communication between young polar researchers on a local and international level.


SANCOR: The South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research is an organization established to create a forum for interaction, collaboration and communication about marine science in the marine and coastal environment. see brochure