THE ALGOA BAY PROJECT

Working together for our oceans

 
Dark Ocean
MandelaUniversity_logo_B_edited.png

ABOUT US

CMR Logo 2_White Gold Transparent.png

The Algoa Bay project was established in 2017 at Nelson Mandela University within the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR) as a platform to support multidisciplinary research linked to ocean conservation and sustainable use. 

 

The Algoa Bay Project currently supports five multidisciplinary projects with both national and international collaborators. These projects use Algoa Bay as their area of focus, using stakeholder driven research linked to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), ocean governance, climate change response, ocean management, valuation of the ocean (ocean accounting) and systems dynamics modeling.

Marine Spatial Planning in South Africa

Through Operation Phakisa, launched in 2014, South Africa is committed to unlocking the economic potential of our oceans. Current single-sector planning can lead to unsustainable practices and conflict between different activities. Instead, integrated planning can promote sustainable activities and maximise socio-economic benefits while ensuring environmental protection. 


The Marine Spatial Planning Bill, published by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in 2017, calls for the development of a Marine Spatial Plan for the South African maritime domain to ensure a productive, healthy and safe ocean that is accessible, understood, equitably governed and sustainably developed and managed for the benefit of all.

Scuba Divers Deep Sea

Meet The Team

Hannah Truter

Project Data and Stakeholder Coordinator for the CMR, focusing on providing research assistance to the Algoa Bay Project.

Busi Ndlovu

Communications Assistant for the CMR 

Victoria Goodall

Project Data Management and Assistance for the Algoa Bay Project

DolphinsWoodyCape1_RaggyCharters.jpg

Algoa Bay

Why?

Algoa Bay is a hub for marine research in South Africa due to the diversity of its habitats, invertebrates, seaweed, coral and dynamic oceanographic processes. The area hosts several top marine predators, some of which are listed as threatened or endangered on the IUCN red list.

 

Extensive long term biophysical data has been collected in and around the Bay focusing on oceanographic features including the Agulhas current. There is a strong socio-economic reliance on the Bay's natural resources and ecosystem services such as the port, beaches, industry and the coastal communities. Furthermore the complex scales of governance in the Bay play an important role in ocean management.

 

ALGOA BAY

Pebble Beach

Research Projects

Select project for more information

NRF Communities of Practice
WIOMSA
UKRI
 
Belmont Forum

RESEARCH CAPACITY

 

LITERATURE DATABASE

ALGOA BAY PROJECT DATA

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

William James

Derek Zimmerman

10_Oliver Hartley 2.jpg

Oliver Hartley

Nelson Mandela University, Ocean Science Campus, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

CONTACT US

 

©2018 BY THE ALGOA BAY PROJECT. PROUDLY CREATED WITH WIX.COM

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now