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Snapshot of a changing climate

In the 1990s, South Africa made its first analysis of potential climate change impacts on key sectors of the country. Now, 20 years later, SA scientists have produced a report summarising actual changes in our biomes. But the changes are not what were predicted...


Spotlight on coral bleaching responses in Sodwana Bay

Recent bleaching events observed on the high-latitude reefs of South Africa highlighted the necessity of a long-term coral bleaching monitoring programme for the region.


Anatomy of a drought

SAEON's Dr Nicky Allsopp explains why the rainfall figures from the Fynbos Node's automatic weather station at Jonkershoek are worrying, especially for the Western Cape...


SAEON launches new study on climate change impacts in South Africa

In Change is in the Air, South African scientists present radical evidence of fundamental changes in African ecosystems ... which threaten the future of our savannas and their wildlife.


Selso's story

The remarkable journey of Selso the elephant seal started in mid-2013 when he came ashore on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, far from the normal range of elephant seals...


A marine collaboration gets underway in the bay

SAEON's Egagasini and Elwandle nodes are collaborating to survey and map the benthic biodiversity of key reef and soft-sediment habitats of Algoa Bay.


Into the melting pot

What do you get when you put a bunch of scientist from different disciplines together in a room for two days? SAEON's Sue van Rensburg reports on the outcomes of this novel experiment.


SAEON newsletter runner-up in SA Publication Forum Awards

This year SAEON eNews not only celebrated its 10th anniversary, it was also the runner-up in the Best Electronic Newsletter Category of the SA Publication Forum Awards.


Paving the way to sustainable global solutions

SAEON MD Johan Pauw explains why Earth and ecosystem modellers have become indispensable in modern times.


Investigating coastal upwelling during Natal Pulses of the Agulhas Current

Natal Pulses influence the coastal waters on the Agulhas Bank. SAEON scientists used data obtained from the Algoa Bay Sentinel Site moorings over a number of years to investigate this Agulhas Current-driven upwelling.


Towards sustained ocean observations for the next decade

SAEON student Katherine Hutchinson's abstract was accepted for presentation at the GAIC "Sustained Ocean Observation for the next decade" conference in Galway, Ireland.


Spotlight on changes in the arid lands

As a platform for scientific discussion, the Arid Zone Ecology Forum is becoming increasingly important in view of the challenges that the arid region of South Africa is facing. These include climate change, large-scale developments and poverty.


SAEON's Graduate Student Network: Then and now

As SAEON's GSN nears its 10th anniversary, it is time to reflect on the network's remarkable growth and how it has evolved over the past 10 years...


Decoding the mysteries of our oceans

Rita Steyn of SAEON's Elwandle Node visited Grahamstown schools to understand how learners make connections between the oceans and Ubuntu. This presented an opportunity to engage with learners from a science and education perspective.


A decade of imparting scientific knowledge to would-be scientists

The quest for scientific knowledge began almost ten years ago when the first Phalaborwa learners were initiated into the SAEON Ndlovu Node's popular science camp programme.


SAEON kid proud to be part of science education outreach programme

During this year's Education Symposium, Reitumetse Mocuminyane, one of the learners on SAEON's science education programme, delighted the audience with her spirited presentation.


SAEON in the media

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


What's new at SAEON?

Read more about the latest SAEON publications, research papers and other highlights.



"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive." - Albert Einstein

null SAEON eNews - Runner-up in the 2015 SA Publication Forum Awards
Finalist in the SA Publication Forum Awards, 2013 and 2014
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