About OCR

Ocean and Coastal Research is the research Chief Directorate of Branch: Oceans and Coasts in the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa. The Chief Directorate staff conduct research and environmental monitoring in the the marine space around South Africa.


Mr Ashley Naidoo - Chief Director Oceans and Coastal Research
    Mr Ashley Johnson - Director Oceans Research
        Mr Jimmy Khanyile - Science Manager
            Dr Stephanie de Villiers
            Dr Sir Hans Verheye
        Mr Mthuthuzeli Gulekana - Science Manager
            Dr Deirdre Byrne
            Dr Christopher Duncombe Rae
    Mr Alan Boyd - Director Biodiversity and Coastal Research
        Mr Herman Oosthuisen  - Science Manager
        Mr Liwalam Madikiza - Science Manager
            Dr Toufiek Samaai
            Dr Azwianewi Makhado
            Dr Steve Kirkman

Contact: webmaster@ocean.gov.za