The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth. Environmental problems are complex, and addressing them requires integrated approaches using a broad skills base. Researchers at CSIR aim to provide integrated solutions, drawing on their own basic research as well as those of others, building on historical strengths and experience while at the same time working across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. We pride ourselves on our ability to lead large integrated research projects that can make substantial contributions. The Ocean Systems and Climate research group is interested in understanding how and why CO2 and Oxygen are changing in the upper ocean extending from the South East Atlantic to the Southern Ocean. These changes are important not only in respect of constraining the rate of global warming but also as indicators of the rate and the way the regional system is adjusting to climate change. This Programme combines elements of both research investigation of potential thresholds through integrated regional scale domains within global models and assessment of ongoing system adjustments through process studies/experiments and long-term observations. CSIR’s Identification Code (PIC) number is: 999646693 & Europe Aid ID number is: ZA-2008-GKP- 0802761587.
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