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Flagship seabird plays a pivotal role in tourism, writers Guy Rogers on Herald South Africa.

After a very busy first semester with numerous conferences, workshops and visits from and to various collaborators, the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR) is looking forward to another successful and exciting term. This newsletter consists of CMR highlights on past activities and upcoming events.
This supplement features the discussions, research, and solutions emanating from two major international ocean sciences conferences held at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, in March this year, namely the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIO-E2) and the South Africa–Norway Research Co-operation on Blue Economy, Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Energy (SANOCEAN).
This 1st edition of the MET Erasmus+ capacity building project newsletter focuses primarily on the initial kickoff meeting at the end of February 2019, hosted by Germany & Finland.

Mandela University is part of a £20 million (R358m) programme aimed at tackling threats to the world’s oceans. From plastic pollution to rising sea levels and acidification to over-fishing, the threats facing our oceans are well documented. 


This article appeared in The Herald of 5 October 2018 writen by Athena O’Reilly

This article appeared in The Herald on 9 June 2018 written by Odette Parfitt

Institute’s operations head aims to grow opportunities in sector...

This article appeared in The Herald of 25 April 2018 written by Guy Rogers

This article, by Peter Myles - tourism specialist and chairman of the NMB Maritime Cluster – appeared in The Herald of 4 April 2018. 
For hundreds of years Port Elizabeth was referred to on navigational charts only as “a landing place with fresh water”.

This article by Dr Lorien Pichegru (Researcher in Marine Ecology at Nelson Mandela University) appeared in The Conversation Africa on January 31, 2018.

Arthur C. Clarke once aptly reflected on “how inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean”. The ocean mass covers about 71% of our planet’s surface and comprises 97% of its water mass. It plays a crucial role in earth’s climate system – regulating its average temperatures and storing over two-thirds of earth’s active carbon dioxide.