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CHPC/SAWS webinar invitation

As part of CSIR celebrating women this Womens Month, the CHPC will be hosting its monthly research webinar this Friday (27 August) with Dr Mary-Jane Bopape from the South African Weather Service (SAWS).

Dr Bopape is a senior manager and researcher at the South African Weather Service. She holds a PhD degree in meteorology from University of Pretoria, and has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Reading. She has also worked for the CSIR’s former Natural Resources and Environment and CHPC units with a focus on climate change studies. She is part of the third cohort of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and Next Einstein Initiative Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science.

She is leading a weather and climate project to assist with the implementation of the SADC Cyber-Infrastructure Framework. She is a 2019 Climate Research for Development fellowship grantee.

She was recognised by the President of South Africa as a pathfinder in his 9 August 2019 speech on women’s day. She is a co-recipient of the 2008 World Meteorological Organization award for young researchers. Joining her for the research webinar is Dr Michael Barnes who is a meteorologist working in the Marine Unit of SAWS. Webinar Title: SAWS Atmospheric and Marine Numerical Weather Prediction: Research and Operations

When: February 28, 2022 12:00 PM Johannesburg

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