The Department of Environmental Affairs held the Antarctica and Southern Ocean Workshop yesterday, 3 November 2016, as part of the second leg of the week-long Norway-South Africa Science Week, at the Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town.
The science week focused on opportunities that the oceans economy presents for both South Africa and its international partners, such as, Norway, which has a wealth of experience in the oceans economy. South Africa and Norway are key partners with a wide variety of joint research programs and share a historical and common interest in Antarctica. Norway handed South Africa its first base on Antarctica in 1959.
Under the theme: Value Creation in Ocean Space - New Opportunities in the Blue Economy, Science Week brought together and forged new relationships from different stakeholders of national entities, infrastructure holders, key players from higher education, research, innovation and business in South Africa and Norway, who shared their perspectives and expertise.
Source: South African Government