Daneeja Mawren PhD.

University of Cape Town, South African Environmental Observation


I am currently a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cape Town, affiliated with the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON).

My main research interest is to understand the causes of weather and climate-related disasters (Tropical cyclones, extreme temperature, and rainfall) to mitigate future catastrophes in vulnerable coastal areas, like Mozambique and Madagascar. Recently, my work has been focused on understanding the role of upper ocean dynamics in climate and extreme weather and identifying the physical processes responsible for increased warming (Marine heatwaves) in the Southwest Indian Ocean. 

Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters



2019 Present
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2017 Present
Correspondent for website Global Weather & Climate Center
2017 2018
Physical Oceanographer

Other Interests

Contributing author – Extremes, Abrupt Changes and Managing Risks: MHWs and their implications, IPCC SROCC