Friday, 23 August 2019
Polar cyclones, Antarctic sea ice and a cruise to understand it all

Today, the South African research vessel SA Agulhas II departs from Cape Town bound for the Southern Ocean and Antarctica’s winter sea ice. Onboard will be 25 researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT), joining 70 participants from South Africa and the rest of the world. Associate Professor Marcello Vichi, from the Department of Oceanography is the cruise's chief scientist and Dr Katje Altieri and Dr Sarah Fawcett, also from the Department of Oceanography are principal investigators.

Publication Date:
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 - 09:15
Plastic: unpacking the media hype

Professor Peter Ryan, from the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT says that while we should do all we can to limit the amount of waste plastic entering the environment, we cannot afford to allow the focus on plastic to detract from tackling the challenges that threaten our very existence,as well as that of millions of other species, such as the climate crisis, consumerism and human population growth.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 14:30
Serendipitous meeting leads PhD candidate back to UCT

A chance meeting prompted Sue Dennis to return to UCT after more than 25 years and now she will graduate with a PhD in Molecular & Cell Biology.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 08:15
Seaborne classroom making science ‘cool’

Students, lecturers and scientists left Cape Town aboard the SA Agulhas II to participate in SEAmester - interactive and cool Science where students engage with scientists and lectures while at sea.

Publication Date:
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 - 08:00