Welcome to the Oceanographic Research Institute
The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) is a division of the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) which strives to stimulate community awareness of the marine environment through education and promote wise, sustainable use of marine resources through scientific investigation.
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Bruce Mann and co-authors have completed an epic revision of… Read more »
While visiting south-east Madagascar in 2008 following research in the… Read more »
The Mazda Wildlife Fund has supported the Oceanographic Research Institute’s… Read more »
The Suitcase Project: Eddies as Potential Vectors of Connectivity between Madagascar and South Africa
Mesoscale eddies are prominent at the ends of the western… Read more »
Coast to Canyon: Understanding Cross-Shelf Ecosystem Functioning in the KZN Bight, by linking Geological, Biological and Physical Processes
Oceanic surface waters off the African east coast are traditionally… Read more »
Forecasting Biological and Human Consequences of Climate Change on South East African Coral Reefs and Associated Sediments from the Palaeoclimate Record
Ancient calcifying marine organisms have survived past climate change and… Read more »