Why we need to better understand the sensitivity of the Southern Ocean to climate change
Dr Sarah Fawcett is a Biogeochemical Oceanographer at the University of Cape Town. Her research is focused on carbon and nutrient cycling in the ocean, with the goal of understanding the connections between the components of Earth’s climate system, and the impacts of human activities on the ocean.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa is an inclusive and research-intensive public institution that is consistently ranked the top university on the continent. UCT seeks to “inspire creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship” and to “enhance the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.
Our action for climate change
UCT is committed to climate change research and education, with the specific context of addressing the development challenges of Africa from an African perspective. It hosts the African Climate and Development Initiative that provides a platform for UCT’s collective response to the challenge of climate change by “coordinating and centralizing resources to enable inter- and transdisciplinary research, teaching and learning in the areas of climate change and sustainable development across Africa and beyond.”