The Southern African Data Centre for Oceanography (SADCO) stores, retrieves and manipulates multi-disciplinary marine information from the areas around Southern Africa.
SADCO has been in existence since the 1960's, and is now being hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans and Coasts (DEA:OC) after previously having been hosted by The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa. The history of SADCO can be read here.
All new data submitted to SADCO after March 2019 will be archived in the Marine Information Management System (MIMS) and will not be published in SADCO. The data held by SADCO will be slowly transferred to MIMS and once that is complete the old SADCO system will be decommissioned.
Thank you to CSIR, Namibian Ministry for Fisheries and Marine Resources, South African Environmental Observation Network and the South African Navy for their funding support up until March 2019, and to the members of the steering committee that guided SADCO, in particular the Chairs.
Nov 1998 to Nov 1999 — E Potgieter
Nov 1999 to May 2006 — Chris Duncombe Rae
May 2006 to May 2007 — Carl Wainman
May 2007 to May 2010 — Raymond Roman
May 2010 to May 2012 — Roy van Ballegooyen
May 2012 to Nov 2013 — Juliet Hermes
Nov 2013 to May 2016 — Wayne Goshen
May 2016 to Nov 2016 — Carl Wainman
Nov 2016 to Nov 2018 — Benita Maritz
Nov 1998 to May 2012 — Marten Grundlingh
Dec 2012 to Apr 2015 — Roy van Ballegooyen
May 2015 to Nov 2015 — Ursula von St Ange (Acting)
Nov 2015 to Sep 2018 — Bjorn Backeberg
Oct 2018 to Mar 2019 — Ursula von St Ange (Acting)