CMR Audio Project – Episode 3 – Dr Denning Metuge

As part of my post-doctorate position at the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research at the Nelson Mandela University, I get to interview people who have a link to the CMR, or whose work is relevant to the broad scope of the CMR.

Episode 3 is with a fellow post-doctoral researcher, Dr Denning Metuge. Here is an extract of Denning’s profile over at a Nelson Mandela University web-page (link): “Denning took up the post-doctoral fellowship in the Chair of the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa in 2019”.

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Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in the CMR audio project episodes are those of the participants alone, and do not necessarily reflect any position of the CMR of the Nelson Mandela University.

CMR Audio Project – Episode 2 – Prof Janine Adams

As part of my post-doctorate position at the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research at the Nelson Mandela University, I get to interview people who have a link to the CMR, or whose work is relevant to the broad scope of the CMR.

Episode 2 is with shallow water ecosystems expert, Prof Janine Adams. Here is an extract of Janine’s Bio over at a Nelson Mandela University website (LINK): “Prof Adams’ current research focus areas are blue carbon ecosystems and response to climate change, mangrove and salt marsh ecology, and water quality management of estuaries. Prof Adams plays an important role in ensuring that science and knowledge of aquatic environments is communicated to managers and policymakers. She has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed research journals and has made a significant contribution to global knowledge on shallow-water ecosystems. Her work is nationally and internationally acclaimed, and she is regularly sought out as an expert on international scientific panels and symposiums.”

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Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in the CMR audio project episodes are those of the participants alone, and do not necessarily reflect any position of the CMR of the Nelson Mandela University.

CMR Audio Project – Episode 1 – Dr Berny Snow

As part of my post-doctorate position at the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research at the Nelson Mandela University, I get to interview people who have a link to the CMR, or whose work is relevant to the broad scope of the CMR.

Episode 1 is with the director of the CMR, Dr Berny Snow. Here is Berny’s profile over at researchgate.net: “Currently I am working on a few transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects with a team of researchers and post graduate students. Including socio-economic studies, pro-environmental behaviour, worldviews and ocean connectedness; sustainable and resilient coastal communities; integrated and dynamic ocean and coastal management and SMART water management. My key focal area is social-ecological systems .”

Comments or questions welcome: [email protected]

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in the CMR audio project episodes are those of the participants alone, and do not necessarily reflect any position of the CMR of the Nelson Mandela University.

Podcast #7: Andrea Hurst and Belinda du Plooy on The Water Pilgrimage, a University Engagement Event

“It was very important to just create a space where you have a sense of what it is that you want to do, but you have to let every single participant configure that space in the way that they see it, and then contribute what they contribute. And in that way if you don’t manipulate and control and try to offer people a narrative of this thing, you end up with such a rich diversity of responses.”

About this episode:

My friends and colleagues, Prof. Andrea Hurst and Dr. Belinda du Plooy, sat down with me to discuss the unique and ground-breaking university engagement event that we call a water pilgrimage. An eye-opening discussion in that it shows how dynamic things can be in the university context – we end up referring to the ‘the Sacred’, and contextualise it a manner that might seem unusual but also appropriate considering the need across contexts to re-connect with each other and our environment.

There will be an exhibition at the Nelson Mandela University’s Bird Street Campus in Port Elizabeth, from 18 – 22 November, where contributions from the 33 pilgrims will be displayed. Performances and presentations will occur on the opening evening.

Andrea is the South African Research Chair for Identities and Social Cohesion in Africa, hosted at Nelson Mandela University – see here.

Belinda manages the Engagement Office at Neslon Mandela University – see here.