In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed earlier this week, the parties have committed to exploring potential areas of collaboration, including bunkering.

Under the terms of the agreement, Mandela University will act mainly as the knowledge hub for oceans economy projects, while the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC)…

Read more: AFRICA: MANDELA UNIVERSITY AND ECDC INK PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST SOUTH AFRICA’S EASTERN CAPE ECONOMY

Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, according to a Greenpeace Africa report released this week.

The Cost of Ocean Destruction details how West African fishermen and communities continue to suffer from the consequences of over-fishing and illegal…

Read more: Illegal Fishing Harming West Africa, Says Greenpeace

The headlines, taken collectively or individually, can be discouraging at best.

A baby elephant in India set on fire by local villagers. The Trump administration’s potential repeal of the ban on elephant trophy hunting (on pause for the moment). Massive swaths of coral bleaching in the Great Barrier…

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International Relations and Cooperation's Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has described the launch of the Indian Research Expedition Programme as a giant step to open up job opportunities for the youth of South Africa and other member states.  The launch took place aboard the SA Agulhas at the Durban harbour.…

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Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened the wind farm on Wednesday, October 18. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located…

Read more: World’s First Floating Wind Farm Starts Production

David Attenborough vividly remembers, nearly 80 years on, his first encounter with one of the worst scourges of the planet. He was a schoolboy. “I remember my headmaster, who was also my science master, saying: ‘Boys, we’ve entered a new era! We’ve entered, we’ll be proud to say,…

Read more: David Attenborough on the scourge of the oceans: 'I remember being told plastic doesn't decay, it's wonderful'