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.

Written By: Carla Petersen and Tania Williams (CSAG 2016 Interns) The EGS4038F Course Field Trip took place on the 6th to 8th May on two family farms located between Hermanus and Standford. The mountainous view was right outside our doorstep, and the melodious sound of the lagoon brought an ambience of serenity. It was a… Read more »

Opportunity: MSc/PhD studentship TITLE: Seasonal forecast information for improved sector-specific decision making. Institution: University of Cape Town (UCT) Department: Environmental and Geographical Science (EGS) Research Group: Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) Deadline: Application is open-ended, with the intent to start the MSc./Ph.D as early as July 2016 and no later than January 2017. The University of Cape Town is committed to… Read more »

              32nd Annual Conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS 2016) Theme: “Innovation For Information” Hosts: Climate System Analysis Group (University of Cape Town) Dates: 31st October – 1st November Venue: Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town.   IMPORTANT DATES: REGISTRATION: 1 July 2016 – Early registration 15 August 2016… Read more »

Usually I try to take an objective angle to my blog posts, supported by scientific evidence, rigour etc etc.  But this time, it’s personal.  So no facts, (well few facts) and more a reflection on a personal crisis I find myself in and I’m sure I’m not the only one.  I have started to ask… Read more »

(An accumulation of thinking from discussions and experiences with a wide range of people and contexts) I, like all of us I suspect, hold a range of views on different subjects. Some of these I hold to strongly, some I hold strongly depending on the relevance to the situation, and some I am indifferent about…. Read more »

Written by Rodger Duffett   The Water Harvesting Toolkit is an extension to the Climate Information Platform (CIP) that was funded by the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) under the SmartWater Fund initiative. It provides a link between climate data stored in the CIP and a practical application of the data. The toolkit was… Read more »

  An article focusing on some of the results produced by Kamoru Lawal’s (one of our graduates) doctral thesis has been published on SciDev.Net, titled: Study aids climate forecasts of two African regions.   Researchers used climate modelling to predict rainfall and temperature They found different outcomes for West and Southern Africa An expert says the findings… Read more »

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 »