Posts tagged as earth observation

SANSA appoints new director of Earth Observation

Andiswa Mlisa has been appointed as the managing director of the South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Earth Observation directorate on 1 October 2017. Before joining the agency, she was the Department of Science and Technology’s Senior Science and Technology representative to the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) based in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was […]

Demonstrating satellite-based agricultural monitoring benefits in South Africa

  New turnkey earth observation products for agriculture monitoring are the latest addition to open access data to assist the local agriculture sector and aid the global quest for food security. Recently launched in South Africa, Sentinel-2 for Agriculture (Sen2-Agri) is a three-year-long European Space Agency (ESA) funded project that aims to demonstrate the benefits […]

New strategic direction and African focus for South African space agency

An interview with the chief executive officer of SANSA, Dr. Valanathan Munsami. In an exclusive interview, Clare van Zwieten, managing editor at EE Publishers posed a number of questions to South African National Space Agency (SANSA) CEO Dr. Valanathan Munsami to explore issues surrounding the new strategic direction that the agency will be taking and […]

South Africa hosts international remote sensing community

  Speaking at the 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor stressed the need to leverage space for development and improved decision making, and expressed her hope that space-based products would play a fundamental role in aiding decision makers working on NEPAD’s 2025 Vision and […]

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