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Collaboration offers applicants cloud services for earth observation

The new collaboration between the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers GEO member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the earth to inform decisions for sustainable development. Eligible government agencies and research institutions […]

Johannesburg to host fifth annual RICS Summit Africa

The fifth annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa 2019 is set take place at Sun International’s Maslow Hotel Conference Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg on 29 and 30 May 2019. The theme of this year’s summit focuses on how collaborative partnerships and impactful investment is shaping the future of Sub-Saharan Africa. Key topics […]

Screening tool simplifies environmental authorisation process

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Environmental Screening tool is a national online GIS-based tool which creates a centralised system for generating environmental sensitivity reports for areas of proposed development. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is responsible for protecting, conserving and improving the South African environment and its natural resources. As part of its mandate, […]

GPS creators awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The 2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) was awarded to four engineers responsible for creating the first truly global, satellite-based positioning system – GPS. The prestigious engineering accolade is a £1-million prize that celebrates the global impact of engineering innovation on humanity. The 2019 winners are Dr Bradford Parkinson, Prof. James Spilker, Jr, Hugo […]