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Nansen-Tutu Workshops and Summer Schools

The first Nansnen Tutu Triatlas summer school on ocean, climate and marine ecosystem will be held at University of Cape Town from Tuesday 14 of January to Tuesday 21 of January 2020 and locally organized by the Nansen Tutu Center. Check the summer school web site here

Gaps in our understanding of marine ecosystems and their future changes pose a major challenge for the sustainable management of human activities relying on these. The Atlantic is the world’s second largest ocean and all Atlantic nations depend heavily on its ecosystems for providing relevant services such as food, health, technology, transport, recreation and climate regulation. More than ever do we need to assess the current status of marine ecosystems and increase research on understanding and modelling climatic and human activity impacts on these, to be able to understand, predict and adapt to ecosystem changes. Only through cooperation among the Atlantic nations and across the different fields of research can we achieve this. Thus, with a focus on the Tropical and South Atlantic marine ecosystems , this summer school aims to mix students and lecturers from Europe, Africa and South America and from different fields of research.

For the 10th anniversary of the Nansen Tutu Centre for Marine Environment Research, we are organising a symposium from 10 to 12 of March 2020. It will run in parallel with the Ocean Observation Physics and Climate meeting (WMO, GOOS and WCRP). Themes are regional oceanography, operational oceanography, role of the ocean on weather and climate, marine ecosystems, biogeochemistry,the CO2 cycle and Southern Ocean. We have several invited presentations on the first day then we move on to more focused sessions. We will give centre stage to African students and early career scientist. The conference is endorsed by CLIVAR

•NTC Scientific Opening Symposium Cape Town, 7-9 December 2010


•African Operational Oceanography Workshop Cape Town, 9 June – 1 July 2011


•Ocean, Climate and Space Colloquium Cape Town, 7 December 2012


•Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Summer School on Application of Ocean Coastal Data and Modelling products Accra, 9 – 13 June 2014


•NTC Summer School on Ocean, Climate and Marine Ecosystem, Cape Town1-8 Dec 2014


•PIRATA-PREFACE-CLIVAR Tropical Atlantic Variability Conference, 24-28 August 2015


•5th GODAE OceanView Coastal Ocean and Shelf Seas Task Team International Meeting April 2017

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