South Georgia

Scientists and passengers on board R/V SA Agulhas II enjoyed a couple of hours at South Georgia. Still looks the same as in 2015, when our Honours Team sailed. Have a look at their photos and Johan’s photos:                                  …

Misty Southern Thule

The Research Vessel SA Agulhas II stopped at Southern Thule on its way back home (to Cape Town). Southern Thule is an island in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean, part of the Sandwich Islands. It’s been called inhospitable before, and indeed was not very welcoming offering only misty, snowy and rainy views.

Colours in the sea and in the sky

Our Centre for Trace Metal and Experimental Biogeochemistry collaborates with Stellenbosch University‚Äôs biotechnologists to better understand the relationship between the marine microbial community composition and the biogeochemical cycling. One of our current priorities is to find out how the microbial communities adapt to the very pronounced changes in macro- (e.g., N, P) and trace (e.g.,…

Impressions from the 2016 cruise

Natasha van Horsten, Thato Mtshali and Ryan Cloete, whom you already know from previous expeditions, joined this year’s summer expedition on board RV SA Agulhas II. They left early December and spent Christmas on board in the ice again. They will return mid-February with lots of data and samples. Natasha sent some photos from South…