Mutshutshu Tsanwani has obtained an MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pretoria. He is currently working for the Department of Environmental Affairs as a Chemical Oceanographer. His responsibilities include monitoring essential biogeochemical parameters such as nutrients, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a, DIC, TA, pH and pCO2 on the west coast of SA and the surrounding oceans. His main interest is in ocean acidification and the carbonate chemistry of seawater. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Cape Town. Mutshutshu’s PhD research investigates the combined effects of ocean acidification, hypoxia and temperature changes on marine coastal ecosystems and the impacts on selected marine organisms.