The 67th Gough Island Overwintering Team arrived at Gough Island

The 67th Gough Island overwintering team, all crew onboard the S.A. Agulhas II, and take-over...

SANAP Research Project – Ross Seals in a Changing Environment

Ross seal ecology, behaviour and physiology in a changing environment SANAP research project by...

Marion Island Newsletter – August 2021 edition now available!

Marion 78 wish to share some of our most memorable moments from the past two months in the August...

Marion 78 celebrates Spring!

Marion 78, our Overwintering team members at Marion Island celebrate Spring 2021. (Above(l-r:...

Science Month- SANAP projects: Avian scavengers as indicators of recovery of an island biota.

Ecosystem processes are changing worldwide, especially with the impacts of invasive species being...

Science Month- SANAP Projects: The Mechanical Testing of Antarctic Sea Ice

Predictive computational models of Antarctic sea ice through metocean thermodynamics are used to...

Science Month- SANAP Projects: Observing Dawn in the Cosmos

A few hundred million years after the big bang, the first stars in the universe were born during a...

Science Month- SANAP projects: Digital Transformation of S.A. Agulhas II.

Industry 4.0 is the digital transformation of global industry. Digital twins pose to disrupt...

1st August Celebrating Marine Protected Area Day – South Africa : Prince Edward Islands

The 1st of August 2021 represents Africa’s first ever Marine Protected Area Day. “A Marine...

Marion Island Newsletter – June 2021 edition now available

In this edition: Meet the 78th Marion Island Overwintering Team (2021 - 2022) New killer whale...

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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.

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

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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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Cape Town Gough Island Marion Island SANAE IV

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Marion 78 celebrates Spring!

Marion 78 celebrates Spring!

Marion 78, our Overwintering team members at Marion Island celebrate Spring 2021. (Above(l-r: Alicia Siyasanga, Tlhonolofatso) Our Meteorologist team of the South African Weather...

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Marion 78 celebrates Spring!

Marion 78, our Overwintering team members at Marion Island celebrate Spring 2021. (Above(l-r: Alicia Siyasanga, Tlhonolofatso) Our Meteorologist team of the South African Weather Services, Alicia Phakula (Meteorologist Technician), Siyasanga Mpehle (senior...

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