• The South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR)

    Web-link: http://sancor.nrf.ac.za/default.aspx

    The South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR) is a non-statutory body that generates and communicates knowledge and advice in order to promote the wise and informed use and management of marine and coastal resources and environments.

    Research reports:
    http://sancor.nrf.ac.za/SitePages/Reports.aspx

  • Society of Master Mariners South Africa (SMMSA)

    Web-link: http://www.mastermariners.org.au/2014-01-17-01-18-06/news-international/67-smmsa-newsletter

    SMMSA creed:

    - We undertake to foster a spirit of fellowship, helpfulness and unity among Master Mariners. To protect and promote the interests of mariners in the Republic of South Africa and to, at all times, uphold the brotherhood of the sea.

    Mission:

    - to promote and protect the professional interests of South African Shipmasters, Deck Officers and certificated personnel ashore employed in related marine professions,
    - to monitor and support maritime education and training,
    - to ensure the South African Government, its associated agencies and the maritime industry generally benefit from the collective expertise of the Societys membership.

  • Maritime Law Association of South Africa (MLASA)

    Website: http://www.mlasa.co.za/

    About MLASA:

    - The MLASA is a body of both local and international members, comprising legal practitioners and also persons involved in various other aspects of the maritime industry who are interested in the issues dealt with and the work done by the association.,

    Just some objectives of MLASA:

    - To promote the study, research, administration and advancement of the maritime laws of the Republic of South Africa and their administration.
    - To promote the study, research, administration and advancement of the aviation, rail and road transport laws of the Republic of South Africa.

    *Please refer to website for research and study works conducted by MLASA

  • The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR)

    Web-link: http://www.saambr.org.za/research

    South African Association for Marine Biological Research

    1. Sea World at uShaka Marine
    2. The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI)
    3. The Sea World Education Centre

    Research Focus over the last 50 years
    - 1960s - Shark research including taxonomy, biology, protection; productivity studies
    - 1970s - Basic biology of key resources; estuarine research; endemic fishes
    - 1980s - Ecosystem dynamics; energy flow; line fish & lobster research
    - 1990s - Long term data series; policy development; pelagic fish research; economics of resource use
    - 2000s - Biodiversity; regional programmes, ecosystem services & health
    - 2010s - Climate change; earth systems; coastal zone management;

    Research Catalogue link:
    http://www.saambr.org.za/content/page/projects

  • University of Cape Town Marine Research Institute (MA-RE)

    Website: ma-re.uct.ac.za/

    Key Research Areas:

    1. Atmosphere & Climate
    2. Coastal Zone Management
    3. Ecosystem Approach To Fisheries
    4. Historical Studies
    5. Law and Policy
    6. Marine Biodiversity
    7. Marine Biogeochemistry
    8. Marine Biotechnology
    9. Marine Engineering
    10.Marine Geosciences
    11.Resource Economics
    12.Oceanography
    13.Social Anthropology

    The Institutes principal focus is research, which underpins its teaching, training, capacity development and consultancy activities

    Publications:

    1. Other Marine Publications 2013 No Ma-Re address 09.09.14 Formatting (MSWORD)
    2. Publications with a Ma-Re Address - 2013 (PDF)
    3. Ma-Re Publications for 2012 (PDF)
    4. MA-RE Publications 2011 (PDF)
    5. MA-RE Publications 2010 (PDF)
    6. MA-RE Publications 2009 (PDF)
    7. MARAM 2009 list of papers (PDF)
    8. MA-RE Publications List 2008 (PDF)
    9. MA-RE Publications 2007 (PDF)
    10. MA-RE Publications 2006 (PDF)

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal

    Website: http://maritime.ukzn.ac.za/Profile.aspx

    Marine Science and Coastal Engineering

    1. UKZN research in Coastal Engineering is led by Professor Derek Stretch
    2. The Metro, UKZN and TU Delft (TUD) in Holland, one of the top 20 universities in the world, recently agreed to collaborate on research in Coastal Engineering.
    3. TUD are partners in Professor Stretchs SANPAD-funded research projects at St Lucia estuarine lake
    4. The primary research focus aims to achieve significant scientific advances in the analysis and modelling of human impacts on productive aquatic ecosystems,   including threatened estuarine systems addressing issues of sustainability, increasing pollution, flow reductions, and widespread degeneration of the functioning of these critical ecosystems.

    Maritime law and Maritime Studies

    1. Doctoral studies by research in Maritime Law and Maritime Studies (Does this count as Research?)
    2. The School is only one of a few in the world which is accredited to offer postgraduate tuition and research facilities in the various disciplines of Maritime Law, Admiralty Law and the Law of the Sea.

     

  • Iziko Maritime Centre

    Web-link: Iziko Museums Maritime Centre
    About the Museum : The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions.


    • Research focus
    • Natural History Research
    • Social History Research


    *NOTE: The Natural History Research wing of the research centre is the one focused mostly on maritime as opposed to The Social History Research wing.

    • Research Catalogue link:
    • Research Catalogue

  • John H Marsh Maritime Research Centre

    Web-link: Maritime Law Association of South Africa
     About MLASA:

    The MLASA is a body of both local and international members, comprising legal practitioners and also persons involved in various other aspects of the maritime industry who are interested in the issues dealt with and the work done by the association.,

    Just some objectives of MLASA:
     
    • To promote the study, research, administration and advancement of the maritime laws of the Republic of South Africa and their administration.
    • To promote the study, research, administration and advancement of the aviation, rail and road transport laws of the Republic of South Africa.


    *Please refer to website for research and study works conducted by MLASA

  • National Department of Transport

    Web-link: National Department of Transport
     NDoT Objective of Maritime Transport - Inherently the research carried out will bespeak these objectives


    • To develop maritime transport policy and legislation
    • To improve Maritime safety and security
    • To create jobs through improved capacity and systems to develop and train seafarers
    • To reduce levels of pollution at sea
    • To Promote catalytic initiatives in the Maritime transport sector

    • Research Links: • Annual Report 2012/2013 – Department of Transport
    • Growth of a South African Maritime Industry 2013
    • Freight Transport Industry Pg 9 ,The Maritime Industry
    • Strategic Plan 2013
    • Draft South African Maritime Transport Policy 2008
    • Maritime Transport BEE Strategy- 2003