The Wanderer – August to September 2022 issue is out

The 79th Marion Island Overwintering team has compiled their 3rd newsletter, filled with...

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022

World Science Day for Peace and Development is coordinated each year by UNESCO on 10...

Job Advertisement: SAPRI Senior Electronics Technician

As per job advertisement: The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a...

JOBS: Marion Island 2023 to 2024

The following positions are available on the sub-Antarctic, Marion Island for the overwintering...

Medical Doctor wanted for Antarctica 2022-2024

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is seeking a medical doctor to join the...

First Announcement – SCAR Biology 2023

This is the first announcement for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Biology...

The Endurance Newsletter – NEWS from SANAE 61

    In this edition: Get to know the team’s medical doctor and team leader, JC Laubscher...

Open Access: Prince Edward Islands Geospatial Database

In a new publication, An open access geospatial database for the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward...

Preparatory phase in full swing at SAPRI – Positions available

SAPRI – Transforming, Consolidating and Strengthening Polar Sciences Four new positions are...

Attention Early Career Researchers

Applications are now open to join the national committee of APECS-SA, the South African National...

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S.A. Agulhas II

S.A. Agulhas II is a South African ice breaking polar supply and research ship owned by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE).

SANAE IV

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

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JOBS: Marion Island 2023 to 2024

JOBS: Marion Island 2023 to 2024

The following positions are available on the sub-Antarctic, Marion Island for the overwintering period (April 2023 to May 2024) Applications close between 7 November and 14...

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Job Advertisement: SAPRI Senior Electronics Technician

As per job advertisement: The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a research platform funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF). SAEON is mandated to establish and manage...

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