Marion Revisited: O for the C…meet the O&C Birders!

If working with seabirds on a little isolated island appeals to you, read more here...

Marion Revisited: It’s all about that wind…in the Roaring Forties

Have you ever wondered what impact the wind has on the Sub-Antarctic environment? Find out more about the University of Pretoria research project: Modelling wind patterns and their ecological impacts, as explained by Elsa van Ginkel and Dineo Mogashoa who recently spent 13.5 months on Marion Island doing the fascinating fieldwork on this little island within … Continue reading Marion Revisited: It’s all about that wind…in the Roaring Forties

Marion Revisited: Geo’s on Marion, absolute rock stars!!!

The geomorphology on the island is studied and monitored by a research project/group known as the Sub – Antarctic Landscape Climate Interactions (SALCi) which is led by Professor Werner Nel (University of Fort Hare) and Professor David William Hedding(University of South Africa). The research group has been conducting long term monitoring projects and has a plethora of research interests on Marion Island, just to mention a few....

Marion Island 75th Expedition Team returned to mainland South Africa recently

The 75th overwintering team that worked on Marion Island from April 2018 to May 2019 returned to mainland South Africa recently. These 24 individuals have spent 13.5 months away from their normal lives to work in the sub-Antarctic, but have come back with a wealth of knowledge and a lifetime's worth of wonderful memories! Marion … Continue reading Marion Island 75th Expedition Team returned to mainland South Africa recently