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We introduce... South Africa's new estuary information system

Click here to access information on 275 South African estuaries, as well as 2 270 related literary works and 3 006 images.


Measuring total evaporation in SAEON's Cathedral Peak research catchments

SAEON scientists installed surface renewal systems in two catchments. These systems will be monitored for two years to determine total evaporation over different seasons.


A 'Special Issue' about what's special about the Karoo

The Karoo is experiencing large-scale ecological and social transformations. It requires wise stewardship if its distinctive but vulnerable social-ecological systems are to survive.


Who dies first?

Intern Hana Petersen is investigating canopy mortality in Succulent Karoo plant communities during the current drought.


Long-term monitoring expands our knowledge of the Succulent Karoo

The Karoo Special Issue featured three long-term monitoring projects in the Succulent Karoo, with survey data generated over 15 to 26 years.


Introducing the new Service Ecosystem developed by SAEON's uLwazi Node

Each service serves as an individual component for a different aspect of climate adaptation, including adaptation monitoring and evaluation, climate change response, and detailing disaster impact along with additional services which tie the system together.


Something remarkable is happening

As we enter the era of 4IR, the potential for environmental, scientific, human capacity development and socio-economic benefits to be derived from the extraordinary growth and work of SAEON's uLwazi Node is particularly significant.


Highlights from the 2018 AZEF conference

The Arid Zone Ecology Forum provides a vital networking platform for researchers, students and community members from different backgrounds who have a shared interest in the arid zone.


What does the future hold for the Agulhas System Climate Array?

The first ASCA symposium provided an informal platform for delegates to share their research, form partnerships and discuss the future of the Agulhas System Climate Array.


Kenya hosts world's first Sustainable Blue Economy conference

The purpose of the event was to bring together all stakeholders with an interest in the development of oceans economies, which is seen as the next frontier for tackling socio-economic challenges.


The lauging gas - no laughing matter

At the OCB Methane and Nitrous Oxide workshop, SAEON's Thulwaneng Mashifane presented a poster on nitrous oxide production in the Benguela upwelling system, which is both a sink and source of nitrous oxide.


Lessons learned from the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

SAEON's numerical modeller Jennifer Veitch shares a few pointers on attending and making the most of big conferences such as the 2018 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).


SAEON repurposes residential property to create a green office space

The new national office is close to the capital city's 'science hub' and the SANReN fibre grid line, which makes it an ideal location for SAEON.


SAEON Egagasini WIL excite you about marine science!

Student Sipho Nkohla explains how six months at SAEON exposed him to a variety of marine-related disciplines and taught him how to transition from life on campus to the work environment.


Virtual reality and ocean dynamics at Science Forum South Africa

Visitors to the NRF/SAEON stand were entertained with virtual reality headsets and the ever-popular Magic Planet video globe. They were also engaged on the work done by SAEON's Marine Offshore Node.


What else is new at SAEON?

Read more about being a node in the arid lands, record temperatures at Tierberg, and SAEON eNews once again being selected as one of the top electronic newsletters in the South African Publication Forum competition.


SAEON in the media

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



"We can create a world with clean air and water, unlimited energy and fish stocks that will sustain us well into the future... What we do in the next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand years." - Sir David Attenborough, World Economic Forum, Davos, 2019

null SA Publication Forum Awards: 
SAEON eNews runner-up in 2015; finalist in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013
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