SCAR Open Science Conference 2022

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Vessels & Stations.

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.

Marion Island

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

Gough Island

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

SANAE IV

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Expeditions &
Operations.

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

Team Structure.

Supplies.

The Voyage.

Living at the Station.

Locations of Operations.

Cape Town SANAE IV Marion IslandGough Island

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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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Research.

Newsletters.

Legacy.

Team Photos.

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.

Newsletters.

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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