The Climate System Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town is a unique research group within Africa. We have an eclectic mix of specialties, but most importantly we put the needs of developing nation users at the forefront of everything we do. As a result, CSAG seeks to apply our core research to meet the knowledge needs of responding to climate variability and change.

Applications for positions available within the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project are open.     Vacancies include: City Embedded Researcher: FRACTAL Cities and Climate Change Project. University of Zambia, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Postdoctoral fellowship in biodiversity and climate change. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), College of Agriculture, Engineering… Read more »

Dear Colleagues, The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) based at the University of Cape Town will be running its annual course: Winter School: Using climate information for adaptation and policy development, from 27 June-1 July 2016.  This 1 week intensive course has been developed specifically for participants from developing country and aims to take participants through… Read more »

  Yesterday we announced the CSAG Joe Blogs Award for 2015. With another year of intriguing blogs behind us and new 2016 blogs already on the website, it was an exciting morning for all at CSAG to hear who would be the 3rd victor to lift the prestigious award. The “Academy of the Blog” were tasked… Read more »

I’ve been traveling in North America for a few months now. This has required me not only to relearn how to drive on the right-hand side of the road, but also the Fahrenheit temperature scale. So this XKCD comic describes a day to day occurrence for me. This can be quite important, since when reported… Read more »

A lot of attention has been given to the consequences of the latest strong El Niño event. Were these a surprise? Where do we get our notions of what we expect? A lot of ‘big picture’ intuition about climate patterns and variation comes from some rather straightforward statistical methods. I wanted to briefly unpack a… Read more »

We have a number of people who are completing, submitting, correcting, and graduating with their MS/PhD degrees.  Here are some!  Congratulations to all.