MA-RE Institute - Marine research institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa

The MA-RE Institute, University of Cape Town, is the leading marine research organisation in Africa, representing the interests of some 40 permanent marine researchers. The MA-RE Institute's principal focus is research, which underpins its teaching, training, capacity development and consultancy activities.


  • Foster inter-disciplinary marine research projects
  • Organize a regular seminar series in conjunction with SANCOR (the South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research).
  • Act as a gateway between UCT and the outside world for marine research contracts.
  • Provide administrative support for marine research, meetings, projects and activities.
  • Form links with other bodies in the region and overseas with similar or complementary interests.
  • Undertake and facilitate research contracts.

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