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SAEON gears up to monitor Karoo ecology in view of possible shale gas developments

Irrespective of the future of the gas industry in South Africa, the SAEON programme will go a long way towards tracking the development trajectory of the Karoo into the future.


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Exploring climatic constraints for an ecologically and economically significant African savanna species

Read the fascinating story of (South) Africa's southernmost miombo woodland ... and Musiiwa - the one that was left behind.


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Using submarine cables for deep-ocean monitoring

SAEON is part of a new initiative to provide a novel tool for climate change monitoring and disaster warning.


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Lake St Lucia system: A laboratory for understanding cumulative global change impacts?

SAEON scientists are exploring the Lake St Lucia system as a potential sentinel site for probing the impacts of land use change and climate change on critical estuarine ecosystems.


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A new synthesis of fynbos research

A new book on South Africa's fynbos provides focus for defining the scope of observation and research SAEON undertakes to understand global change and its impacts.


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Midmar Dam clean-up: baseline for monitoring of litter input into water reservoirs

How much litter, and of what nature, is entering Thurlow Bay at Midmar Dam? SAEON enlisted the help of the Mpophomeni Environmental Club to provide a baseline for litter entering the Bay.


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SAEON eNews among top six in SA Publication Forum Awards

For the second year running, SAEON eNews has been selected as one of South Africa's top six e-newsletters in the Best Electronic Publication category of the Awards.


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Of new horizons and sad farewells

SAEON MD Johan Pauw reflects on the departure of a key SAEON staff member and looks forward to two significant events that conclude the LTER calendar for 2014.


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Fusion Forum zooms in on environmental problems facing arid regions

Delegates travelled from as far afield as the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre in Namibia and the Future Okavango Project in Botswana to participate in the Forum.


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International collaborations in ocean modelling

The development of models that can accurately represent the Agulhas Current's effects on our waters will allow scientists to assess the response of the system to change.


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Being an XBerT

Intern Christopher Jacobs reports on his participation in NOAA's Ship Of Opportunity Program on the AX08 transect between Cape Town and Newark, New Jersey.


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Two new SAEON research associates boost the Arid Lands Node

The continued involvement of Sue Milton and Richard Dean is helping to invigorate the next phase of research at Tierberg LTER, as well as at the nearby Wolwekraal Nature Reserve.


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Hope and Minion released back into the ocean

In May 2014, a SAEON research vessel took two young seals out to sea, each equipped with a GPS tracking device that would allow its movements to be monitored...


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Ecological monitoring leading to decision making

Samuel Motitsoe, a member of SAEON's Graduate Student Network, describes the use of stable isotopes as a technique for freshwater biological monitoring of two river systems in the Eastern Cape.


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SAEON rewards young scientists for impressive projects in environmental monitoring

The SAEON Special Awards for Best Project in Environmental Monitoring featured prominently at the 2014 Eskom Expo's award ceremony.


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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

Satellite imaging has revolutionised our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But tiny satellites - no bigger than 10 by 10 by 30 cm, can show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time. Watch this fascinating video about tiny satellites that photograph the entire planet every day. The images can help us monitor climate change across the planet.


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Quote

"Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth - these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all." - Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations


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2013, 2014
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