SAEON facilitates and conducts research through a number of platforms and these have grown into a diverse array of sites, instruments, infrastructure, datasets, models and staff, widely distributed across both marine and terrestrial environments. SAEON platforms enable researchers to conduct research that is critical for detecting, understanding and predicting environmental change. The SAEON platforms are managed by staff located at seven nodes and a national office.
This is a more detailed look at SAEON marine observation platforms, showing exactly where we collect data in the oceans surrounding South Africa. Click on each icon to zoom into the observational sites.