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Institute for Coastal and Marine Research


Projects on global change are aimed at monitoring and understanding natural and anthropogenic change and how this impacts coastal and marine systems and human communities dependent on them. It includes monitoring climate change through: 

  • physical and biological processes, its drivers and implications;
  • pollution monitoring;
  • biodiversity loss;
  • building socio-ecological resilience in light of global changes;
  • understanding risks and vulnerabilities due to environmental change.

Further specific areas of research activity in the CMR under this theme include: the SARChI in Food Security (oceanography); long-term observations in coastal and offshore areas of sea-level rise, ocean acidification and harmful algae blooms; pollution monitoring of PCBs, metals, etc; coastal vulnerability; responses of top predators to change; long-term trends in turtle nesting success;  fresh water requirements over river and estuary systems; river and wetland management; and multi-scale adaptations to climate change.

Contact information
Dr Shaun Deyzel
Sentinel Site Coordinator (SAEON Elwandle Node); Research Associate (Zoology Department/ICMR, NMMU)
Tel: 27 41 504 4604