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Introducing the Lower Orange River Riparian Project

SAEON is collaborating with SANParks and the University of the Witwatersrand to gain insight into the ecology and long-term changes in the riparian zone along the lower Orange River, which provides important ecosystem services in a truly harsh environment.


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New identification guide provides a window to the invertebrates of the offshore deep-sea floor

The Field Guide to the Offshore Marine Invertebrates of South Africa is critical for the broader national analyses which enable SAEON, SANBI and others, to help track the state of the marine environment and its valuable biodiversity.


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Tracking Vachellia erioloba dynamics over nearly four decades in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

This long-term study tracks two populations in different landscapes of a large conservation area and offers valuable data on this keystone tree species under different environmental conditions.


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Flight to Vulture's Retreat serves dual research purpose in South Africa's most critical water catchment

Members of SAEON's technical team visited this long-term weather monitoring station located in the "water tower" of southern Africa, to upgrade equipment and initiate long-term vegetation monitoring.


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Cloud processing remotely sensed datasets

The SAEON uLwazi team is developing capacity in the fields of machine learning and other advanced analytics to develop models which can be used to understand the drivers of local environmental change.


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Training young scientists at the RGNO discovery camp in Namibia

Seven of the students came from within Africa and three from Europe to learn more about the response of the Benguela upwelling ecosystem to changes in the global and regional environment.


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Organisational transformation requires a culture of learning

SAEON is on a transformative curve that is both exciting and challenging, says MD Johan Pauw. He explains how a culture of learning has prepared the organisation to embrace new collaborative opportunities in the socio-political context.


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Perspectives on the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean Region

The South African Institute of International Affairs hosted a workshop to further the discussion around the international drive to increase industrialisation of the ocean space.


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International take-off after PhD

SAEON student Katherine Hutchinson visited four European countries in two weeks to promote her PhD research, meet other scientists in her field and hone her presentation skills.


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Addressing new frontiers in a 'decade of oceans'

SAEON's Juliet Hermes joined key role players from across the world for the 9th Session of the Joint Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology held in Brest, France.


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Delayed flights, deep sea and kimchi

SAEON intern Safiyya Sedick recounts her experiences on board the R/V Kilo Moana on a research cruise led by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology and the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.


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SAEON's Graduate Student Network is on the move

Members of the new steering committee have been working tirelessly to plan various exciting node-based activities, which include the annual GSN Indibano to be hosted by the SAEON Ndlovu Node.


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From paper plotting activities to layering using SAEON data - new skills for educators

The use of new technologies such as GIS in education requires investment in training. SAEON conducted two GIS workshops to provide educators with the necessary technical skills.


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Science camp gets young scientists exploring, discovering and learning

The SAEON Ndlovu Node's science camps have proved to be a valuable tool in adding to participants' scientific knowledge and skills, sparking their interest in science and encouraging them to consider a career in science.


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SAEON in the media

SAEON's people and projects received coverage in international and local print, broadcast and online media.


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"What is wanted is not the will to believe but the wish to find out." - Bertrand Russell


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