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Studying carbon dynamics of natural and semi-natural catchments in the Drakensberg area

Long-term data collection will aid in understanding the different flow paths of three Drakensberg catchments, where carbon is stored more frequently, and how much is being removed via the watercourses.


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Eddy who?

Read more about the SAEON Fynbos Node's new eddy covariance installation in the Jonkershoek experimental catchment in the Western Cape. The station is located in a patch of fynbos. 


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Connecting the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Oceania around ocean science and service delivery

The JCOMM OCG-10 regional workshop provided an opportunity to look across the interconnected science, observing systems, data and modelling through to service delivery for societal benefit.


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Introducing SAEON's new Data Science team members

The SAEON uLwazi Node's three new staff members bring a wealth of expertise to the newly established Data Science unit. 


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New arid systems ecologist appointed to boost arid lands research

Dr Helga van der Merwe would like to expand research across the arid region by adding long-term monitoring sites to historical and currently studied sites in collaboration with researchers from South Africa and abroad.


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The new NRF Amendment Act - how does it relate to SAEON?

SAEON MD Johan Pauw deliberates whether, and how, SAEON measures up to the new definitions and emphases contained in the NRF Amendment Act.


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What grazing gradients and fence-line contrasts reveal about grazing pressure in montane grasslands

MSc student Thami Shezi is studying the impacts of livestock grazing on plant species diversity and composition in montane grasslands, and how these compare with less utilised sites in protected areas.


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OceanPredict '19: A gathering of the greatest minds in operational oceanography

The symposium provided insight into advances in operational oceanography, science disciplines associated with producing ocean analyses and forecasts, and the requirements for ocean data and products.


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Indibano 2019 - 'Our Future, Our Science'

This year's Indibano will be held at the Cape St Francis Resort in the Eastern Cape. Students can look forward to an exciting week of learning and adventures.


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Ndlovu science camp exposes learners to scientific thinking and environmental awareness 

A two-day camp for grade 10 learners, under the theme 'Biodiversity', introduced the budding young scientists to scientific thinking, habitat transformation and its effect on biodiversity.


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Highlights from SAEON's national marine science camp

The learners were exposed to data collection through fieldwork on the rocky shore, stromatolite investigations, laboratory demonstrations, field excursions and lectures on marine ecology.


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SAEON in the media

SAEON's people and projects received coverage in a range of national print, broadcast and online media.


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"Time-series programs act as intellectual flywheels that create and sustain ever larger complementary programs where the scientific outcome of the integrated effort is much larger than the sum of its parts." – David Karl (2010)

https://www.researchgate.net/deref/https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.5670%2Foceanog.2010.27

Karl DM (2010) Oceanic ecosystem time-series programs: Ten lessons learned. Oceanography (Washington, D.C.) 23(3): 104–125.


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