The Marine Research Institute is a dynamic, multidisciplinary institute based at the University of Cape Town. The institute’s greatest strength is the intellectual depth and range of its academic staff. It has over forty tenured researchers from a range of faculties and research units undertaking research in the marine and other “salty” water arena. The Institute’s principal focus is research, which underpins its teaching, training, capacity development and consultancy activities. Hence it brings together active researchers in the field who add value to and benefit from this collaborative structure. At the Institution, observation, measurement, and collection of samples and data are accomplished by ship cruises, field trips and remote sensing by satellite. The institute’s array of multi-disciplinary researchers are involved in exciting inter-disciplinary projects.
The Institute also convenes a masters degree in APPLIED MARINE SCIENCE.
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Ma-Re also conducts an outreach and education programme for school learners. It focuses its outreach activities on school open days, university open days, National Science Week, the Grahamstown Science Festival held annually in the Eastern Cape and the Sci-Bono open day held annually in Gauteng.
The institute hosts the Marine Remote Sensing Unit . Ma-Re also has Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with a variety of national and international institutions; these include:
Global Fisheries Research Dept. – Korea Maritime Institute
Dept of Environmental Affairs
Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Council for Industrial and Scientific Research
L’Institut de recherche pour le développement
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans
Plymouth Marine Laboratory UK
SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography
University of Bergen
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center