South African research in the Southern Ocean : new opportunities but serious challenges

Show simple item record Treasure, Anne M. Moloney, Coleen L. Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt McQuaid, Christopher D. Findlay, Kenneth Pierce Best, Peter B. Cowan, Don A. De Bruyn, P.J. Nico Dorrington, Rosemary A. Fagereng, Ake Froneman, P. William Grantham, Geoff H. Hunt, Brian P. V. Meiklejohn, K.I. (Ian) Pakhomov, Evgeny A. Roychoudhury, Alakendra N. Ryan, Peter G. Smith, Valdon R. Chown, Steven Loudon Ansorge, Isabelle J. 2014-05-20T10:03:02Z 2014-05-20T10:03:02Z 2013-03
dc.description.abstract South Africa has a long track record in Southern Ocean and Antarctic research and has recently invested considerable funds in acquiring new infrastructure for ongoing support of this research. This infrastructure includes a new base at Marion Island and a purpose-built ice capable research vessel, which greatly expand research opportunities. Despite this investment, South Africa’s standing as a participant in this critical field is threatened by confusion, lack of funding, lack of consultation and lack of transparency. The research endeavour is presently bedevilled by political manoeuvring among groups with divergent interests that too often have little to do with science, while past and present contributors of research are excluded from discussions that aim to formulate research strategy. This state of affairs is detrimental to the country’s aims of developing a leadership role in climate change and Antarctic research and squanders both financial and human capital. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Treasure AM, Moloney CL, Bester MN, McQuaid CD, Findlay KP, Best PB, et al. South African research in the Southern Ocean: New opportunities but serious challenges. S Afr J Sci. 2013;109(3/4), Art. #a009, 4 pages. 10.1590/sajs.2013/a009 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1996-7489 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1590/sajs.2013/a009
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dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_US
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Southern Ocean research en_US
dc.subject Antarctic research en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Financial capital en_US
dc.subject Human capital en_US
dc.subject South African research en_US
dc.title South African research in the Southern Ocean : new opportunities but serious challenges en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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