Welcome to aspects of the Ocean areas around Southern Africa

Southern Africa is bounded by the South Atlantic Ocean on the west coast and the Indian Ocean on the east coast. These two prominent bodies of water, combined with the Southern Ocean further south, influence our local and global climate regimes, carry more than 90% of all our imports and exports; are major food sources, impact on our coasts, beaches and shipping, provide numerous recreational opportunities and a natural environment rich in species and diversity.

How well do you know the oceans that surround South Africa?

What are they made up of?

Why does the water move as it does?

What role do they play in your everyday lives?

Investigate the site to find out about the FUN STUFF of SADCO.

Collaborators: M. L. Gründlingh, E. Kean, W. S. Goschen, J. C. Hermes