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SAEON takes up challenge of investigating fog precipitation

Fog is an important environmental driver that has received little attention locally, and is likely to be subject to long-term change from anthropogenic causes.


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Coastal radar network to boost SA marine research

SAEON marine scientists are collaborating with colleagues from local and international institutes to install a high-frequency radar network around the coast of SA - the first to be deployed in Africa with research capabilities.


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SAEON Research Fellows: The first inductees

SAEON is supporting a number of retired scientists to continue their research and publish their results, some of which already form the basis of emerging SAEON observation programmes.


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The Tierberg legacy

In 1987, the Tierberg Karoo Research Centre was established. Scientists, environmental managers and the farming community had high hopes for what the Centre would reveal ...


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Building on the Tierberg legacy

SAEON's acquisition of the Tierberg LTER did not only include the transfer of a piece of land in the Karoo; it also provided access to a host of well-established research experiments.


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A costly case of the flu

A study published by a SAEON student highlights the vulnerability of the South African ostrich industry to bird flu outbreaks.


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SAEON in bed with the sharks

The signing of an MoU between SAEON, SAIAB and the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board signalled a new chapter in collaborative marine research in KwaZulu-Natal.


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SAEON – keeping a scientific eye on sustainable development

Relatively undisturbed upper catchments allow SAEON to uncover the impacts of climate change on SA's water resources. Research and monitoring at SAEON's other sites around the country provide insight into the impact of global change on rivers, wetlands and estuaries.

 


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New ocean modelling expertise at SAEON

Ben Loveday joins the SAEON Egagasini Node as a post-doctoral researcher focused on numerical modelling of the key coastal systems around South Africa.


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Meet our students

SAEON's Elwandle Node introduces readers to the bright sparks in its marine protected area (MPA) unit.


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Introducing rural children to real and relevant environmental issues

A group of Grade 5 learners were taken on a tour through the Prince Albert wastewater treatment works and the adjacent Wolwekraal Nature Reserve to learn about the water cycle and the effects of water and wastewater on desert vegetation.


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Read all about the upcoming GSN Indibano

The "Indibano" is an annual gathering for members of SAEON's Graduate Student Network. It provides a platform for students to showcase their research and meet some of the top scientists in their respective fields of study.


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SAEON supports WESSA in nurturing SA’s budding scientists

The Youth Environmental Science Conference brings learners from different backgrounds together to present their science projects to their peers and interact with "real" scientists from a range of disciplines.


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Mandela Day - proving that 67 minutes can make a difference

The aim was not only for SAEON to devote time to a needy community, but also to increase awareness among the children of the benefits of living in an environment conducive to health and wellbeing.


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SAEON in the media

SAEON's people and projects received coverage in a range of media...


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Interesting link

Watch this fascinating video and learn more about the secret life of corals..


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Quote

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious...the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science" - Albert Einstein

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