The Marine and Coastal Research funding instrument is a discipline-specific funding instrument which supports research and associated human capacity development in the coastal and marine sectors in South Africa. The research themes addressed are based on the Marine Research Plan (2014-2024), and are underpinned by the overarching South African Marine and Antarctic Research Strategy (MARS) of 2016. The Marine Research Plan focuses on understanding the role of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystems functionality, the relationships between human pressures and ecosystems, and the impact of Global Change on marine ecosystems.
Specific research themes detailed in the Marine Research Plan are:
- Oceans and marine ecosystems under global change
- Ecosystems, Biodiversity & Biodiscovery
- Coastal and marine resources, society and development
More details are provided in the Framework Document.
Call opens: 23 May 2018
Call Closes: 2 July 2018
NRF Contact Person:
Tel: (012) 481-4177