SA Agulhas II returns from Antarctica

12 February 2018

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs will welcome back the SA Agulhas II, as she returns from Antarctica on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, at the East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront Cape Town.

Aboard the vessel will be the SANAE 56 expedition team, DEA’s supporting team, members from the National Department of Public Works, as well as scientists and researchers from various tertiary institutions.

The DEA, UCT and CSIR together with their collaborators from various international research institutes, were also able to collect data, deployed and recover gliders which were at sea for 13 months.  These gliders remotely collect long term data such as sea surface temperature, oxygen and carbon measurements, which are instrumental in further enhancing our understanding of present day global climate change.

Media is invited to cover the arrival as follows:

Venue: East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Date: 13 February 2018

Time: 10:00

For media enquiries contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483 /
E-mail: znqayi@environment.gov.za