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An introduction to Ocean Sciences at Nelson Mandela University:


Waves of Change

Waves of Change was a multi-media event which showcased Ocean Sciences at Nelson Mandela University in September 2017. It was an opportunity to learn more in a “bite-sized” way in a 90-minute programme. The following at are the "TedTalk-type" preseantions which emanated from this event.

Dr Gavin Rishworth chats about stromatolites

Dr Alistair Potts chats about Cape Coastal Landscapes and the Cognotive Revolution

Ryan Pillay chats about coastal communities


Dr Linda Harris chats about what you might find under your beach towel

Makobongwe Sigqala and Danielle van der Heever chat out the study of seabirds

Lloyd Edwards of Raggy Charters chats about marine mammals


In this talk - students Sinegugu Mbense and Zanele Hartmann chat about the value of estuaries.

In this talk - Dr Jessica Fraser chats about the Blue Economy and Innovation.

In this talk, Siboniso Dlamini chats about the Marine and Maritime Association.


In this talk - Sergio Gianotti chats about our new qualification in Marine Engineering and the job prospects around it.

In this talk - students Thanduxolo Nkala and Rachael Chasakara chat about Good Governance and the Role of the Law.


The following is video footage around the Ocean Sciences proposition at the University as well as footage on Operation Phakisa and other ocean related topics.

Thanks to SABC Digital News for most of the footage below.

Feature on the launch of the FishFORCE Academy on SABC News

Feature on Ocean Sciences on SABC News

Operation Phakisa and Ocean's Economy in Port Elizabeth


Oceans economy summit opens in Port Elizabeth

Maritime Youth Development Programme: Eastern Cape (from SAMSA's website)

Plymouth University's stage 3 Ocean Scientists on a residential field week in Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Whales as indicators of ocean health

The university positioning itself as maritime centre of excellence

Dolphins of Port Elizabeth


President Zuma unveils new tug boat, Mvezo, as part of Operation Phakisa

Operation Phakisa in Port Elizabeth

Maritime summit in Port Elizabeth


President Zuma unveils boat hoist and Tug Mvewso in Port Elizabeth

Government's "Blue Economy" falls under Operation Phakisa initiative

Operation Phakisa makes waves