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South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa

The Chair is a component of the NMMU Institute for Coastal and Marine Research, together with Prof Mandy Lombard, SARChI Chair in Marine Spatial Planning, Prof Renzo Perissinoto, SARChI Chair in Shallow Water Ecosystems, and Prof Mike Roberts, SARChI in Food Security (Oceanography). Other research groups focus on the Agulhas current (Dr Tommy Bornman), cetaceans, coastal palaeoecology (Dr Alastair Potts), estuaries (Prof Janine Adams), fish ecology (Prof Nadine Strydom), islands (Dr Paul-Pierre Steyn), marine apex predators, marine resource utilisation and management (Dr Derek du Preez), ocean current energy (Dr Russell Phillips), sandy beaches (Prof Eileen Campbell) and turtles (Prof Ronel Nel). The Institute includes also a Research Diving Unit (Mr Anton Cloete).

Last updated on 19 March 2017.

Contact information
Ms Denise Scheepers
Tel: 041 5042852

Mrs Liza Rishworth
Research Assitant
Tel: 27 41 504 2852

Prof Renzo Perissinotto
Incumbetn of the South African Research Chair in Shallow Water Ecosystems
Tel: 27 41 504 4278

Prof Mandy Lombard
Incumbent of the South African Research Chair in Marine Spatial Planning
Tel: 27 44 343 1856

Mike Roberts
Incumbent of the South African Research Chair in Food Security (Oceanography)