Agulhas links oceans with climate

With more than 30 years of hard work behind her facing the worst elements of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans, the polar research and supply ship SA Agulhas is currently enjoying pleasant conditions off the east coast on a pre-COP17 voyage.

The voyage taking Agulhas from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and on to Durban, where the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will start later this month is an opportunity to highlight the role of the seas in climate.

The voyage will showcase three decades of South Africa