World Oceans Day Celebrations

Posted 8 June 2014 by NISC under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
World Oceans Day Celebrations

The 8th of June is World Oceans Day. According to World Oceans Day organisers the oceans should be celebrated for many reasons.

The oceans:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!

And of course, they link us all!!


In celebration, NISC has made 3 of our most highly cited papers from African Journal of Marine Science's available free for the rest of June 2014.

The first paper by A. Mead et al (AJMS vol 35 (3) 2013) is entitled "Human-mediated drivers of change — impacts on coastal ecosystems and marine biota of South Africa".  This paper suggests that "A growing body of evidence indicates that local air and sea temperatures, wind patterns, ocean current speed and upwelling regimes are all being affected by human-mediated climate change"


The second paper covers the "Feeding habits and food partitioning between three commercial fish associated with artificial reefs in a tropical coastal environment" written by  C. Mablouké et al, (AJMS vol 35 (3) 2013)

Lastly, a paper by R. Daly and MJ Smale (AJMS Vol 35 (1) 2013) looked at a "the use of a novel underwater biopsy probe designed to collect muscle and dermal tissue samples from large (170–220 cm total length), free-swimming bull sharks". This paper is entitled "Evaluation of an underwater biopsy probe for collecting tissue samples from bull sharks Carcharhinus leucas"

The biggest development in the history of Quaestiones Mathematicae was the association with NISC and to have the journal running in a very stable way without severe financial concerns.
- Barry Green, QM Editor
The paper was wonderfully laid out and rapidly published
- Author- Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
Since 1995, NISC has systematically built up competence and the necessary capacity in all aspects of publishing high-level research journals, with the professionalism needed to flourish in the increasingly competitive world of international research publications. No other publisher in South Africa commands the necessary technical skills, experience, competence, enthusiasm and resources to the same degree as NISC, in my view.
- Graham Baker, Editor of the South African Journal of Science (1973-2008)
Thank you for the rare experience of a set of proofs on which I can find nothing to correct!
- SAJP author from Florida Atlantic University
The proofs look great! Thank you so much. The efficiency of the journal now is really excellent. Easy to work with, and so thorough. I appreciate it.
- Regular SAJP Author on his first interaction with NISC