Posts tagged as earth observation

Hackathon to test earth observation data processing capabilities

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018 will test the readiness of new, interoperable cloud-deployment architectures for processing of earth observation data. The hackathon aims to demonstrate that the Testbed-13 results, described in the consortium’s engineering reports, are fit for purpose. With the reports outlining several options, this hackathon will identify […]

Supporting earth observation policy and coordination

The earth observations field is evolving, driven by the emergence of a more diverse and capable commercial sector, activities being pursued by emerging space nations, and the emergence of issues that cross communities within the space sector. Given this, it is imperative that new activities be coordinated to support space sustainability. The above trends are […]

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 […]