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Thursday, 19 April 2018
UCT Scientists to join unprecedented international Scientific Expedition

Professor Isabelle Ansorge and Dr Sarah Fawcett, from the Department of Oceanography, together with some of their students will be embarking on an unprecedented international scientific expedition to the Weddell Sea in Jaunary/ February 2019 - one of the coldest, harshests and most remote locations in the world.  There they will survey the underside of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, documenting the rich marine life of the western Weddell Sea ecosystem and attempting to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship which sunk there in 1915.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:15
Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at UCT ranked in Top 50 Universities of World

Congratulations to the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at UCT: The recently announced QS rankings placed Geography at UCT in 49th position worldwide.  Archaeology is just behind, being placed in the range 51-100.  

Publication Date:
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:15
Drilling threatens internationally protected floral region

Table Mountain Group Aquifer drill sites threaten rare plant species protected by international treaties and the City should exercise due caution when abstracting water, says biologist Associate Professor Adam West from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT.  Emeritus Professor William Bond and Associate Professor Ed February are co-authors of the letter sent to the City.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:00
Africa climate risk expert wins Piers Sellers Prize for world leading contribution to climate research

Professor Mark New, Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) in the Faculty of Science at UCT, has just been named as the 2018 recipient of the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solution focused climate research

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:30

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