South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas releases new portal
The Atlas provides information to strengthen the ability of the people of South Africa to cope with a range of natural and anthropogenic hazards, including climate change, biodiversity loss and epidemics.
Valuing our oceans – A Novel Ocean Accounts Framework for South Africa
SAEON scientists are participating in a community of practice to ensure ocean governance contributes optimally to the broader sustainable development goals of South Africa and the IORA member states of the Western Indian Ocean.
Towards an intercontinental environmental mega-research infrastructure
By integrating three research infrastructures under SAEON, South Africa will have established an unparalleled intercontinental environmental mega-research infrastructure covering a distance of 6 000 km across the Earth’s surface – from the Limpopo River in the north to SANAE IV in Antarctica down south.
"Producing a paper in a high-end academic journal is one thing, but sharing and co-learning with those who are feeling the impacts of global change, and empowering citizens to understand and become better stewards of the environment through democratising science, is where the real rewards lie.”
~ Susan J. van Rensburg, Coordinator: SAEON Grasslands-Wetlands-Forests Node
SAEON eNews is the bimonthly online newsletter of the South African Environmental Observation Network.
SAEON is a research platform funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
SAEON serves as a national platform for detecting, translating and predicting environmental change through scientifically designed observation systems and research.