Nansen Scientific Society

Countdown to Symposium:

Free for students and postdoctoral fellows who are presenting their work and submitting abstracts before 10 of February thanks to sponsors from Norway (NERSC, IMR, UiB, NSS)

What is it all about ?

For the 10th anniversary of the Nansen Tutu Centre for Marine Environment Research, we are organizing a symposium. It will run in parallel with the Ocean Observation Physics and Climate meeting (WMO, GOOS and WCRP). Themes are regional oceanography, operational oceanography, role of the ocean on weather and climate, marine ecosystems, biogeochemistry,the CO2 cycle and Southern Ocean. We have several invited presentations on the first day then we move on to more focused sessions preceded by keynotes address. We will give center stage to African students and early career scientist. The conference is endorsed by CLIVAR.


Deadline  24 of February 2020

​There is a registration fee to cover lunches, coffee, ice breaker, renting the outstanding venue and optional banquet.  Everybody must register.   There will be a credit card machine at the registration desk for late entry

Register here

Call for abstracts is closed but

Contact Mathieu Rouault for exception to the rule and you can still submit a poster


3 days of open scientific conference (Tue 10 to 12 Of March 2020. Tentative program and sessions as well as talks by keynotes and invited speakers is  available here. Detailed agenda and list of abstracts will be posted here. Please let us know and session conveners of any changes. Please check the program carefully. Load your talk before start of session.


The Symposium will take place in the new amphitheater at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge located at the waterfront in Cape town South Africa while a the OOPC meeting will have a dedicated room. Banquet is at the Waterfront.


Useful info and map​