Research Projects

Mazda Wildlife Fund supports ORI Coral Reef Research

The Mazda Wildlife Fund has supported the Oceanographic Research Institute’s (ORI) Coral Reef Programme for more than two decades. Mazda’s commitment commenced in 1992 when the fund decided to include the ORI Coral Reef Programme in its flagship suite of conservation-orientated projects.

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The Suitcase Project: Eddies as Potential Vectors of Connectivity between Madagascar and South Africa

Mesoscale eddies are prominent at the ends of the western boundary currents (WBC). The Agulhas is the only WBC that has frequent mesoscale eddy activity in its source region

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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 characterised as oligotrophic, emphasising the importance of localised fluvial and upwelling processes in driving

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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 provide a geological record of this history.

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Basic Overview of KZN Estuaries

Chapter 4 of the South African Integrated Coastal Management Act places responsibility on the country’s Provinces to ensure integrated and strategic management of their estuaries

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