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Upcoming Events

  • SSAG Conference October 1, 2018 – October 5, 2018 UCT For any queries, please contact ssag2018@ufs.ac.za.
  • SSAG Student Conference October 5, 2018 – October 7, 2018 UCT For any queries, please contact ssag2018@ufs.ac.za.
  • Antarctica Day December 1, 2018
  • AGU Fall Meeting December 10, 2018 – December 14, 2018 Washington, DC, United Statesn
  • AGU Fall Meeting December 9, 2019 – December 13, 2019 San Francisco, CA, United Statesn

5th SANAP Symposium Program

Have a look the the full program of the upcoming 5th NRF/SANAP Symposium here.



SANAP Symposium Updates

via SANAP Symposium Updates

APECS SA Workshop Registration Reminder

via APECS SA Workshop Registration Reminder

Book of Abstracts of POLAR2018 Available

The POLAR2018 Book of Abstracts is available online! But the conference is not over yet. We are on the last day now and there is one more presentation by a South African. Have a look at Ria Olivier’s talk on the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa at 09:30 today.


POLAR2018 Book of abstracts

POLAR2018 OSC Day 1

The Open Science Conference at POLAR2018 has started! Ian and Christel both have poster presentations today. For more on the presentations follow the links below.

# 229 – A Comparison of the Frost Environment of Three Disparate Climatic LocationsChristel Hansen

# 230 – The Active Layer and Permafrost Environment of Flårjuven (Antarctica): 2008 – 2017Christel Hansen

# 231 – Geomorphology and Antarctic Ecosystems in Dronning Maud LandIan Meiklejohn 

SANAP has a new website

The South African National Antarctic Programme has a brand-spanking-new website. Administered by the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, this is your one-stop-place for everything you need to know about SANAP, the various base, news, awesome pictures and so much more! Don’t forget to check it out!


SCAR turns 60!

This year the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), turns 60 and to celebrate this birthday, SCAR held an event at the POLAR2018 conference today (18 June). Have a look at the book published to celebrate SCAR’s 50th birthday called ‘Science in the Snow‘. The review of the book is available on the SCAR website.

Ian & Christel @ Polar2018

Ian and Christel both attended the pre-conference workshops and meetings of this year’s POLAR2018! Ian is the South African delegate to SCAR and also for the GeoSciences Group and he represented South African interests at various meetings and workshops, such as the ANTPAS workshop, over the two days. Christel attended as a member of APECS and also as a member of the 2nd APECS World Summit Organising Committee. Ian was also an invited speaker to the Terrestrial Breakout Group on the 2nd day of the APECS World Summit. The Open Science Conference starts tomorrow and both Ian and Christel are presenting their work. Watch this space for photos and more news!


Abstract Submission Extended: SSAG 2018

Abstract submission for the upcoming SSAG conference has been extended to 11 May. Have a look at their website for more information.

Christel featured on recent Polar Week Blog

The 2018 Polar Week ran 19-25 March this year and one of our students was featured on the Polar Week Blog. The photo is of Christel standing on Klovningen, a small nunatak in the Jutulsessen, near the Norwegian station of Troll. Enjoy the read :).