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SAWS Marine Returns from Southern Ocean Sea Ice Expedition

The SAWS Marine Unit embarked on a 25-day expedition to the southern ocean as part of the Southern OCean SeAonaL Experiment (SCALE).

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SAWS deploys first wave measuring buoy in Table Bay

SAWS has deployed the first wave measuring buoy off the port of Cape Town in order to assess forecast model performance and provide valuable maritime safety information.

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SAWS Marine Presents at 2019 Maritime Search and Rescue Conference in Tallinn, Estonia

SAWS Marine showcased its maritime search and rescue support services, and shared insights into southern hemisphere maritime weather and safety at the conference.

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SAWS Marine Chief Scientist on storm surge and wave forecasting on SABC News

Following the recent cyclone activity in Mozambique and the devastating coastal inundation, which took place, the SABC investigate with Dr. Christo Rautenbach what storm surge is, and how the SAWS Marine Unit has started forecasting for storm surge around South Africa.

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Argo amasses 2 million profiles in as little as 18 years

The Argo program has successfully obtained 2 million profiles within the global oceans, though some regions remain under-sampled.

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SEAmester applications now open!

Applications to take part in the SEAmester IV cruise from 1-11 July 2019 as either a student or a lecturer are now open.

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SAWS Marine represents at the SAICE Marine General Meeting

This talk represents the first technical community engagement for the SAWS Marine Unit. They presented their new forecasting products, latest research and new website.

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New storm surge model launched

The SAWS recently released a new storm surge model operationally to help guide forecasters, parastatals and the public.

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Wave forecasts now operational

The South African Weather Service is proud to announce that South Africa’s first locally developed, operational wave forecasting system is now live.

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First SAWS Antarctic Ozone Sounding Released

With the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) well underway, SAWS joins the global data acquisition of ozone in the polar regions with their first successful sounding release on Boxing Day 2018 at the Antarctic ice edge.

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