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AEON - Mandela University, Ifremer and UBO Short Course

16 to 20 July 2018, Mandela University Ocean Sciences Campus

To meet the challenges of global change, natural resources and socio-economic needs around the Indian Ocean and its islands require understanding physical processes beneath the deep ocean and their implications for the margins. Exploring further afield from coastal marine environments is central to the Indian Ocean Deep Origins which is rooted in the Ocean Sciences vision of the Mandela University.

In this call, AEON (Africa Earth Observatory Network) as the Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute at the Mandela University, in collaboration with the Ifremer and Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO, France), is offering a short course on

Geodynamic of the Indian Ocean

Linking marine geophysics, plate tectonics, and sea-level change

This course is open to students at Master and Doctoral level from South African Universities. It is a requirement of this course that participants have a basic understanding of plate tectonics and sea-level change. Prior exposure to marine geosciences will be an advantage. Interested students are requested to send a short CV outlining their academic background to

While registration to the course (including tea/coffee and lunch) is free, participants from other South African Universities should make their own arrangements for travel to and accommodation in Port Elizabeth. Local transport to and from the Ocean Science Campus will be provided by AEON.

For more information on the short course, visit

Registrations close on Friday 06 July 2018.