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.

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.

Professor Bruce Hewitson is UCT’s newest A-rated researcher following the latest round of National Research Foundation ratings. A-ratings are awarded to researchers who are “unequivocally recognised by their peers as leading international scholars in their field for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs.   Congratulations Bruce   Original article HERE

Paris has been on my mind more than other recent attacks, due to it being my uncontrollable place of birth, but there is no doubt that wherever the location or whatever the reason, a planned innocent-killing attack, either led by terrorist or anti-terrorist groups, should NOT be.

  In this blog I would like to talk about one of the best conferences I attended this year (2015), the “Ninth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation” held in Nairobi. More than 400 scientists from around the world (over 90 countries) attended the conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Measuring and enhancing effective adaptation‘…. Read more »