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Institute for Coastal and Marine Research

The CMR is actively involved in facilitating meetings, hosting conferences, and building capacity through training workshops. There are also several citizen science initiatives run by different research groups, which we encourage members of the public to participate in. Follow the CMR news for notices of our research, awards and engagements.



Upcoming Events 

Past Events

Sea Turtle Citizen Science Initiative

National Science Week. 5-12 August 2017. As part of the Road to National Science Week pre-launch activities, the CMR is hosting a public lecture on Advancing Marine Science Tourism by Dr Lorien Pichegru. This lecture will take place on 1 August, 13:00-14:00, in Building 35 Room 004, Nelson Mandela University South Campus. Please see the advert and abstract available for download in the sidebar.


Prof Mats Lindegarth from the University of Gothenburg visited the University from 10-17 July as part of a staff exhange programme. In collaboration with the CMR and International Office, he presented a public lecture on Research in the interface between science and governance of ecological resources: challenges and experiences fromSwedish coastal waters on 12 July. This lecture can be downloaded from the sidebar.


Southern African Marine Sceince Symposium. 4-7 July 2017, Boardwalk Convention Centre, Port Elizabeth.


On 21 June, the CMR hosted a delegation from the Ocean University of China. The five presentations delivered by the delegates are available for download from the sidebar.


World Oceans Day (8 June 2017) Student Photo Competition. Congratulations to Bulelwa Same, a Business and Economic Sciences student. Her photograph was chosen as the winner. She wins a copy of the latest edition of Two Oceans: A guide to the marine life of southern Africa. Please see the collage in the sidebar for other photograph submissions.


CMR Symposium. 20 April 2017. NMMU South Campus Council Chamber.


CMR Workshop: Global Change. Hosted by Dr Shaun Deyzel on 25 November.


CMR Workshop: Biodiversity and Conservation. Hosted by Linda Harris on 29 September.


CMR Workshop: Living Resources and Food Security. Hosted by Dr Paul-Pierre Steyn on 22 July.


CMR and MAPRU launch: 16 March 2016


Movement Ecology Workshop
Marine Spatial Planning Workshop


VIth International Sandy Beach Symposium
4th Meeting of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Task Force