Previous Projects.

Previous Projects

2018-2020.

Research ProjectAffiliationPrincipal Investigator
Biogeochemical controls on the sources and chemical composition of Southern Ocean marine aerosolsUCTAltieri, KE Dr
SAMOC-SAUCTAnsorge, IJ Prof
SEAmester – South Africa’s Class AfloatUCTAnsorge, IJ Prof
Decision aiding for the SA Agulhas II through modelling, monitoring and data captureUSBekker, A Prof
Small Procellariiformes as indicators of ecosystem changes and plastic pollutionNMUConnan, MA Dr
Microbial diversity, functionality and resilience in Antarctic terrestrial niche communitiesUPCowan, DA Prof
Marion Island Marine Mammals:Individual Variation and Population Processes in Changing EnvironmentsUPDe Bruyn, PJN Prof
A nitrogen cycle view of atmospheric CO2 sequestration in the Antarctic OceanUCTFawcett, SE Dr
Shifts in phytoplankton and microbial community composition and functional diversity related to trace metal cycling in the Southern OceanUSFietz, S Dr
Gondwana Amalgamation and Correlation Research ProjectUJGrantham, GH Dr
Invasions in the changing sub-AntarcticUPGreve, M Dr
Southern Oceanic HumanitiesWitsHofmeyr, CI Prof
SANAE HF radarSANSAKosch, MJ Prof
Modelling wind patterns and their ecological impactsUPLe Roux, PC Dr
Polar Space Weather Studies (PSWS)SANSALotz, SI Dr
Bottom-up and top-down control of seabirds of the Southern Ocean: implications for conservationDEAMakhado, AB Dr
Disentangling the role of chemolithoautotrophs in the sequestration of atmospheric CO2UPMakhalanyane, TP Dr
How storm characteristics in the Southern Ocean influence inter annual variability of CO2 fluxesCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Seasonal evolution of biogeochemical Fe cycle in the Southern OceanCSIRMtshali, TN Dr
Landscape and climate interactions in the sub-AntarcticUFHNel, W Prof
The role of storms in shaping upper ocean physics and primary production in the Southern OceanCSIRNicholson, S Dr
Preserving and promoting the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa USOlivier, MP Ms
Southern Indian Ocean Top Predators: linking ecology, oceanography and marine spatial planning needsNMUPistorius, PA Dr
Southern Ocean influences on Western Cape Drought and Flood EventsUCTReason, CJC Prof
Distribution and Speciation of Bioactive Trace Elements in Southern OceanUSRoychoudhury, AN Prof
Observing Dawn in the CosmosUKZNSievers, L Prof
Living with cosmic radiationNWUStrauss, RD Dr
An improved understanding of the climate sensitivity of the Southern Ocean’s biological carbon pumpCSIRThomalla, SJ Dr
Biocomplexity: Understanding biological patterns in space and timeUJvan Vuuren, B Prof

Previous Projects

2015-2017.

Research ProjectAffiliationPrincipal Investigator
SAMOC-South Africa (SAMOC-SA)UCTAnsorge, IJ Prof
Vibration responses of the SA Agulhas II Polar Supply and Research VesselSUBekker, A Dr
ROSS SEAL FORAGING ECOLOGYUPBester, MN Prof
Antarctic Marine Assessment and ManagementUCTButterworth, DS Prof
Polar Space Weather StudiesSANSACilliers, PJ Dr
SANAP Space Geodesy Marion/Gough/AntarcticaHartRAOCombrinck, L Prof
Structural and functional metagenomics of Antarctic Dry Valley edaphic communitiesUPCowan, DA Prof
Marion Island Marine Mammals – sensitivity to global drivers of environmental changeUPDe Bruyn, PJN Dr
Establishing the use of a new lipid paleo-biomarker in the Southern OceanSUFietz, S Dr
GAACRPGEOGrantham, GH Prof
A trait-based approach to understand alien invasion trajectories and potential invasion risksUPGreve, M Dr
Fine scale stable isotope analysis of teeth: an in-depth study of Southern Ocean fur sealsBayworldHofmeyr, G Dr
Refugia: Presence, location and importanceUJJansen van Vuuren, B Prof
SANAE HF RadarSANSAKosch, MJ Prof
Cosmic-ray researchNWUKruger, H Dr
Incorporating biotic interactions to improve predictions of the ecological effects of climate changeUPLe Roux, P Dr
Microbial Ecology in Antarctic EcosystemsRUMatcher, G Dr
Landscape Processes in Antarctic EcosystemsRUMeiklejohn, KI Prof
Ecophysiology of Marion Island plantsSUMidgley, G Prof
Scale Sensitivities of CO2 Fluxes in the Southern OceanCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Landscape and climate interactions in a changing sub-Antarctic environmentUFHNel, W Prof
Ocean utilisation in marine top predatorsNMMUPistorius, P Dr
TRAIN-SOPP: Southern Ocean Primary Production in the Earth SystemUCTReason, C Dr
Speciation and interaction of iron nano-particles in Southern OceanSURoychoudhury, an Prof
Albatrosses and petrels as ocean sentinelsUCTRyan, PG Prof
Observing Dawn in the CosmosUKZNSievers, J Prof
Surface ocean physical dynamics of the Southern OceanCSIRSwart, S Dr
Understanding the biogeochemical response to physical drivers in the Southern Ocean using bio-opticsCSIRThomalla, SJ Dr

Previous Projects

2014.

Research ProjectAffiliationPrincipal Investigator
SAMOC-SAUCTAnsorge, IJ Prof
Occupant Comfort on a Polar Supply Research VesselSUBekker, A Dr
Antarctic Blue WhalesUPBest, PB Dr
Population Ecology of PinnipedsUPBester, MN Prof
Southern Elephant Seal Mating SystemsUPBester, MN Prof
Archaeologies of AntarcticaIZMCTBoshoff, JJ Mr
Antarctic Marine Assessment and ManagementUCTButterworth, DS Prof
Human Impacts on Antarctic BiodiversitySUChown, SL Prof
Polar Space Weather StudiesSANSACilliers, PJ Dr
Antarctic Dry Valley Soil EcosystemsUPCowan, DA Prof
Conserving Penguins and Inshore-Feeding SeabirdsUCTCrawford, RJM Dr
Killer Whales at Marion IslandUPDe Bruyn, PJN Dr
Microbial Ecosystem FunctioningRUDorrington, RA Prof
SANAP 3rd Symposium at Rhodes UniversityRUDorrington, RA Prof
Geology Sand#248; R Rondane – Natal BeltUJElburg, MA Prof
Deep Crustal Processes Recorded in Antarctic RocksUCTFagereng, A Dr
GAACRPGEOGrantham, GH Prof
Climate Change and Genetic DiversityUJJansen van Vuuren, B Prof
Lightning and AMP; VLFSANSAKosch, MJ Prof
SANAE HF Radar ExperimentSANSALamprecht, GH Dr
Coccolithophore Calcification RatesUCTLucas, MI Prof
Landscape Processes in Antarctic EcosystemsRUMeiklejohn, KI Prof
SA – Southern Ocean BiogeochemistryCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Seasonal Cycle of Carbon in Southern OceanCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
SOCCO International Workshop on the Seasonal Characteristics of the FE Cycle in the Southern OceanCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Cosmic Ray ExperimentsNWUMoraal, H Prof
Iron, Light Limitation in Antarctic PhytoplanktonCSIRMtshali, TN Dr
Bioactive Element in Southern OceanSURoychoudhury, AN Prof
Re-conserving Albatrosses and PetrelsUCTRyan, PG Prof
Marion Island Plant Functional TraitsSUSmith, VR Prof
Biological Response to Physics Using Bio-OpticsCSIRThomalla, SJ Dr
Scientific Personnel ExpenditureDEAValentine, HR Mr

Previous Projects

2013.

Research ProjectAffiliationPrincipal Investigator
SAMOC–SAUCTAnsorge, IJ Dr
Subtropical Convergence StudyUCTAnsorge, IJ Dr
Occupant Comfort on a Polar Supply Research VesselSUBekker, A Dr
Antarctic Blue WhalesUPBest, PB Dr
Population Ecology of PinnipedsUPBester, MN Prof
Southern Elephant Seal Mating SystemsUPBester, MN Prof
Archaeologies of AntarcticaIZMBoshoff, JJ Mr
Antarctic Marine Assessment and ManagementUCTButterworth, DS Prof
Human Impacts on Antarctic BiodiversitySUChown, SL Prof
Polar Space Weather StudiesSANSACilliers, PJ Dr
Antarctic Dry Valley Soil EcosystemsUPCowan, DA Prof
Extremophile Phage BiologyUPCowan, DA Prof
Microbial Communities in Antarctic SoilsUPCowan, DA Prof
Conserving Penguins and Inshore-feeding SeabirdsUCTCrawford, RJM Dr
Microbial Ecosystem FunctioningRUDorrington, RA Prof
Geology Sør Rondane – Natal BeltUKZNElburg, MA Dr
Deep Crustal Processes Recorded in Antarctic RocksUCTFagereng, A Dr
GAACRPCGGrantham, GH Dr
Climate Change and Genetic DiversityUJJansen van Vuuren, B Prof
Lightning and VLFSANSAKosch, MJ Prof
SANAE HF Radar ExperimentSANSALamprecht, GH Dr
Coccolithophore Calcification RatesUCTLucas, MI Prof
Landscape Processes in Antarctic EcosystemsRUMeiklejohn, KI Prof
Seasonal Cycle of Carbon in Southern OceanCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
South African–Southern Ocean BiogeochemistryCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Cosmic Ray ExperimentsNWUMoraal, H Prof
Iron, Light Limitation in Antarctic PhytoplanktonCSIRMtshali, TN Dr
Bioactive Elements in Southern OceanSURoychoudhury, AN Prof
Re-Conserving Albatrosses and PetrelsUCTRyan, PG Prof
Marion Island Plant Functional TraitsSUSmith, VR Prof
Biological Response to Physics Using Bio-opticsCSIRThomalla, SJ Dr
Creating an Online ArchiveUCTVan Sittert, L Prof

Previous Projects

2012.

Research ProjectAffiliationPrincipal Investigator
Ship-based and newmooring array south of AfricaUCTAnsorge, IJ Dr
South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation South Africa–AcontinuedUCTAnsorge, IJ Dr
Subtropical Convergence StudyUCTAnsorge, IJ Dr
Occupant comfort on a Polar Supply Research VesselSUBekker, A Dr
Antarctic blue whalesUPBest, PB
Population Ecology of PinnipedsUPBester, MN Prof
Southern Elephant Seal Mating SystemsUPBester, MN Prof
Archaeologies of AntarcticaIZMTBoshoff, JJ Mr
Antarctic Marine Assessment and ManagementUCTButterworth, DS Prof
Albatrosses as ecosystemengineersSUChown, SL Prof
Antarctic Conservation in the 21st century: Workshop and SynthesisSUChown, SL Prof
Human impacts on Antarctic biodiversitySUChown, SL Prof
Polar Space Weather studiesSANSACilliers, PJ Dr
Antarctic Science Winter SchoolSANSACollier, AB Dr
Extremophile phage biologyUWCCowan, DA Prof
Microbial communities in Antarctic soilsUWCCowan, DA Prof
Conserving penguins and inshore-feeding seabirdsUCTCrawford, RJM Dr
Microbial ecosystemfunctioningRUDorrington, RA Prof
The pre-Pan-African geological history of the  Rondane Mountains UKZN compared to the Natal BeltUJElburg, MA Dr
Deep crustal processes recorded in Antarctic rocksUCTFagereng, A Dr
Gondwana Amalgamation and CorrelationCGGrantham, GH Dr
Climate change and genetic diversityUJJansen van Vuuren, B Prof
The evolution of variabilityUJJansen van Vuuren, B Prof
Lightning and VLFWaves Observations to Characterise the Plasmasphere HMOSANSAKosch, MJ Prof
SANAE HFradar experimentSANSALamprecht, GH Dr
Coccolithophore calcification ratesUCTLucas, MI Prof
Landscape prcesses in Antarctic EcosystemsRUMeiklejohn, KI Prof
SA–Southern Ocean BiogeochemistryCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Seasonal Cycle of Carbon in Southern OceanCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Cosmic ray experimentsNWUMoraal, H Prof
Iron, light limitation in Antarctic phytoplanktonCSIRMtshali, TN Dr
Bioactive elements in Southern OceanSURoychoudhury, AN Prof
ResConserving albatrosses and petrelsUCTRyan, PG Prof
Marion Island plant functional traitsSUSmith, VR Prof
Biological response to physics using bio-opticsCSIRThomalla, SJ Dr
Scientific Personnel ExpenditureDEAValentine, HR Mr
Creating an online archiveUCTVan Sittert, L Prof
Short termchange in Nesospiza buntingsUCTVan Sittert, L Prof

Previous Projects

2011.

Research ProjectAffiliationPrincipal Investigator
Dynamics of the STC in the South AtlanticUCTAnsorge, IJ Dr
South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation WorkshopUCTAnsorge, IJ Dr
Subtropical Convergence StudyUCTAnsorge, IJ Dr
Population Ecology of PinnipedsUPBester, MN  Prof
Albatrosses as ecosystem engineersSUChown, SL  Prof
Marion and Prince Edward, Africa’s Southern Islands- launchSUChown, SL  Prof
Promoting South Africa’s Antarctic LegacySUChown, SL  Prof
Antarctic Science Winter SchoolSANSACollier, AB Dr
VLF, ELF& ULF Signs of Ionospheric DisturbancesSANSACollier, AB Dr
Brett Delport to attend the Int Ass of Geomagnetismand Agronomy Con HungaryUKZNCollier, AB Dr
Extremophile phage biologyUWCCowan, DA  Prof
Microbial communities in Antarctic soilsUWCCowan, DA  Prof
Training courses in Quantitative Molecular Ecology 2009-2010UWCCowan, DA  Prof
Seabirds at Marion IslandUCTCrawford, RJM Dr
Sub-Antarctic fish systematicsSAIABGon, O Dr
SHARESANSAGovender, K Dr
The evolution of variabilitySUJansen van Vuuren, B Prof
Wind generator and storage system for polar regionSUKamper, MJ  Prof
Spatial variability in Southern Ocean ecosystemsRUMcQuaid, CD  Prof
Geomorphology and Climate ChangeRUMeiklejohn, KI  Prof
SA – Southern Ocean BiogeochemistryCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Cosmic Ray ResearchNWUMoraal, H  Prof
Antarctic impacts on South African climateUCTReason, CJC  Prof
Individual variation in albatross reUCTRyan, PG  Prof
Short term change in Nesospiza buntingsUCTRyan, PG  Prof
A vegetation biomass and nutrient budget of MarionSUSmith, VR  Prof
Scientific Personnel ExpenditureDEAValentine, HR Mr
Creating an online archiveUCTVan Sittert, L  Prof
Seasonal Cycle of Carbon in Southern OceanCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Cosmic ray experimentsNWUMoraal, H Prof
Iron, light limitation in Antarctic phytoplanktonCSIRMtshali, TN Dr
Bioactive elements in Southern OceanSURoychoudhury, AN Prof
ResConserving albatrosses and petrelsUCTRyan, PG Prof
Marion Island plant functional traitsSUSmith, VR Prof
Biological response to physics using bio-opticsCSIRThomalla, SJ Dr
Scientific Personnel ExpenditureDEAValentine, HR Mr
Creating an online archiveUCTVan Sittert, L Prof

Previous Projects

2010.

Research ProjectAffiliationPrincipal Investigator
Dynamics of the STC in the South AtlUCTAnsorge, IJ  Dr
Ocean tools manipulation and analysis courseUCTAnsorge, IJ  Dr
Subtropical Convergence StudyUCTAnsorge, IJ  Dr
Hosting of the Annual SANAP Principal Investigator – Student SymposiumUCTBalarin, ER Mr
Reservoir host potential of invasive Mus MusculusUPBastos, ADS Prof
Marine Mammal Exploration of the OceansUPBester, MN Prof
Population ecology of pinnipedsUPBester, MN Prof
Albatrosses as ecosystem engineersSUChown, SL  Prof
Drivers of sub-antarctic terrestrialSUChown, SL  Prof
Marion and Prince Edward, Africa’s Southern Islands- launchSUChown, SL  Prof
Promoting South Africa’s Antarctic LegacySUChown, SL  Prof
VLF, ELF and ULF Signs of Ionospheric DisturbancesSANSACollier, AB Dr
Extremophile phage biologyUWCCowan, DA Prof
Microbial communities in Antarctic soilsUWCCowan, DA Prof
Training courses in Quantitative Molecular Ecology 2009-2010UWCCowan, DA Prof
Seabirds at Marion IslandUCTCrawford, RJM Dr
Sub-Antarctic fish systematicsSAIABGon, O Mr
SCAR XXXI & Science Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina  2010CGGrantham, GH Dr
The evolution of variabilitySUJansen van Vuuren, B Prof
Wind generator and storage system for polar regionSUKamper, MJ  Prof
Southern Hemisphere Auroral Radar ExperimentSANSAMagnus, LG Dr
Atmospheric Interactions and ApplicationsSANSAMalinga, SB Dr
Spatial variability in Southern Ocean ecosystemsRUMcQuaid, CD Prof
Geomorphology and Climate ChangeRUMeiklejohn, KI  Prof
SA- Southern Ocean BiogeochemistryCSIRMonteiro, PMS Dr
Cosmic Ray ResearchNWUMoraal, H Prof
Antarctic impacts on South African climateUCTReason, CJC Prof
Biogeochemistry of the Southern OceanSURoychoudhury, AN Prof
Individual variation in albatross reUCTRyan, PG Prof
Short term change in Nesospiza buntingsUCTRyan, PG Prof
A vegetation biomass and nutrient budget of MarionSUSmith, VR Prof
Scientific Personnel ExpenditureDEAValentine, HR Mr
Creating an online archiveUCTVan Sittert, L  Prof
Marion Island plant functional traitsSUSmith, VR Prof
Biological response to physics using bio-opticsCSIRThomalla, SJ Dr
Scientific Personnel ExpenditureDEAValentine, HR Mr
Creating an online archiveUCTVan Sittert, L Prof
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