The 2019 International Conference – Botswana
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Theme Group Projects 2018 Results

SANORD is proud to announce that the following projects were awarded research funding to the value of R60 000. Three out of a cohort of 14 applications were selected based on the criteria and the 2018 budget.

The SANORD Board takes this opportunity to wish the project leaders and researchers well with their future research goals.

Below is the list of awarded projects.

Research Title

“Building capacity in paleoecology”


1. Lindsey Gillson

Lead Researcher

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
Alistair Seddon
  • University of Bergen, Norway
Richard Telford
  •  University of Bergen, Norway
Jemma Finch
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa




Research Title

“Building capacity for improved medicines quality, regulation and industry in southern Africa: Workforce research, collaboration and planning towards implementation of training”


Timothy Rennie

Lead Researcher

  • University of Namibia
Jarkko Ketolainen
  •  University of Eastern Finland
Nettie Dzabala
  • University of Malawi


Research Title

“Phytoplankton community composition across the Southern Ocean”


Sarah Fawcett

Lead Researcher

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Niels Jacob

Aarhus University, Denmark

Carstensen David Walker

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Dear all friends of the SANORD community. 

The organising committee follows the pandemic situation closely. Many of us in the SANORD community are now busy working around challenges and solutions for our respective campuses, and for many the work situation has been challenged by the situation. 

As of now, we plan to organise SANORD 2021 6-? September, as scheduled. We will, however, adjust if governmental and institutional advice informs us otherwise. This will be clarified at a later stage, and we will keep you updated here. 

We sincerely hope to see you in a healthy Bergen in September! 

Stay healthy,

The SANORD 2020 team

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