World Migratory Bird Day 2021

“Sing, Fly, Soar - Like a bird!” That is the 2021 theme for World Migratory Bird Day, observed on...

Meet the 78th Marion Island Overwintering Team

The 78th Marion Island overwintering team has gone through some ups and downs. After two weeks of...

Mouse-Free Marion Project is hiring!

    Do you want to be involved in this project or just want to be informed? The...

Marion Island Newsletter March 2021 – Now Available

In this edition: Letter from Team Leader/Medic - Winnie Moodaley Field Notes with Birder Thando...

The XXXVI SCAR Delegates Meeting – Higlighting SCAGI resources

The XXXVI SCAR Delegates Meeting is currently held online in a series of two-hour sessions over...

XXXVI SCAR Delegates’ Meeting 2021 – Three New Scientific Programmes

The XXXVI SCAR Delegates Meeting is currently held online in a series of two-hour sessions over...

World Meteorological Day 2021

  On the 23rd March 2021, we celebrate World Meteorological Day around the globe. This day...

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Vessels & Stations.

SANAE IV

The first South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) departed in 1959.

Gough Island

South Africa has been operating a weather station on Gough Island since 1956.

Marion Island

The Marion base is used mainly for environmental/biological research, and weather data collection.

S.A. Agulhas II

S.A. Agulhas II is a South African ice breaking polar supply and research ship owned by the DEA.

SANAE IV

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Operations.

Voyages to Antarctica, Marion Island and Gough Island take place annually to replenish supplies and exchange personnel.

Team Structure.

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The Voyage.

Living at the Station.

Locations of Operations.

Cape Town Gough Island Marion Island SANAE IV

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The South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) consists of three stations, countless research projects, and a history of dedicated team members.

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Browse our team photo libraries for SANAE, Marion Island and Gough Island.

Research.

As a biodiversity hotspot, scientific activities in Antarctica, the islands and the Southern Ocean have never been more exciting.

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The latest newsletters from SANAE, Marion Island and Gough Island. 

Legacy.

The South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) manages three stations.

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World Migratory Bird Day 2021

“Sing, Fly, Soar - Like a bird!” That is the 2021 theme for World Migratory Bird Day, observed on the 8th May and on the 10th October (International Migratory Bird Day). This...

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Mouse-Free Marion Project is hiring!

Mouse-Free Marion Project is hiring!

    Do you want to be involved in this project or just want to be informed? The project’s webpage and social pages will keep you up to date and the SANAP and ALSA...

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World Migratory Bird Day 2021

“Sing, Fly, Soar - Like a bird!” That is the 2021 theme for World Migratory Bird Day, observed on the 8th May and on the 10th October (International Migratory Bird Day). This theme highlights the phenomena of the “bird song” and “bird flight” which inspires people to...

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