Shallow Marine and Coastal Research Infrastructure



A ‘One NRF’ face of marine sciences: individually we are a drop, together we are an ocean

A meeting was held to discuss the development of a communication and interaction structure around Marine and Coastal Science within the National Research Foundation (NRF), with the Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS) directorate being well placed to pull the NRF’s marine and freshwater facilities and infrastructure programmes together. The goal of this meeting was to workshop areas where synergies could be found to optimise collaborations and infrastructure and to present a united ’One NRF’ face of marine sciences.

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SMCRI acquires a fully functioning new Hyperbaric Platform

There has not been a functional hyperbaric chamber in the Eastern Cape for several years, presenting a significant risk to scientific, recreational and commercial diving in the region. To address this issue, the Shallow Marine and Coastal Research Infrastructure (SMCRI) initiative funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) acquired a fully functional new Hyperbaric Chamber Platform.

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