The South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR) is a non-statutory body that generates and communicates knowledge and advice in order to promote the wise and informed use and management of marine and coastal resources and environments.
SANCOR is an active organization that provides several services for the Southern Africa scientific community, including opportunities to meet, and interact with experts in the marine and coastal science community; information on recent research developments in the region; stimulating inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration and contributing pro-actively to policy development. At the same time, it is a useful tool to find jobs, postgraduate opportunities, forthcoming conferences or information about funding.
I had the opportunity in the month of September to present my work in one of the SANCOR seminars, which was held at the University of Cape Town. Professionally, this was a great opportunity as I could talk about my work in front a knowledgeable group of expert Biologists and Oceanographers from South Africa. With their in-depth knowledge of the local environment, they provided some excellent comments and discussion around my research.
I will definitely encourage other researchers to join SANCOR and to take the opportunity to present in one of these seminars.
You can join SANCOR free!
More information about SANCOR and how to join it is available on this website http://sancor.nrf.ac.za