South Africa - Norway Cooperation on Blue Economy

Initiative Type: Programmes

BeleĢm Statement Area: Climate Variability, Emerging Pollutants, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: Norway,South Africa

Time Frame: 2018-2023


Joint research collaboration on ocean economy between Norway and South africa. On 12 November 2019 the NRF and the Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria signed a grant agreement for the funding of the joint research projects between South Africa and Norway under the SANOCEAN Programme (which stands for SA/Norway joint research programme on ocean research including blue economy, climate change, the environment and sustainable energy). This agreement is meant to facilitate and allow the NRF to receive top-up funds from the Norwegian government for the 10 South African research projects under this Programme.

Contact: Teuns Phahlamohlaka, National Research Foundation,

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