Southern African Data Centre for Oceanography (SADCO) stores, retrieves
multi-disciplinary marine information from the areas around southern
SADCO has been in
existence since the 1960's,
in its present configuration is hosted by the South African CSIR
and located in Stellenbosch, about 50 km east of Cape Town.
is funded by a number of marine
Oceans and Coasts, Department of Environmental Affairs
Ministry for Fisheries and Marine
Environmental Observation Network
These and other
participating organisations are
represented on a Steering Committee, along with a representative from
the maritime industry. The role of the Steering Committee is to
advise on strategic and other issues, review SADCO’s
operational progress and decide on work list priorities.