Posts tagged as SANSA

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 […]

Collaboration and integration key factors in South African space strategy

  This speech was given by Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, at the 2017 International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) on 8 May 2017 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. South Africa has a long history in space science and technology. However, it was […]

New CEO for space agency

  Dr. Valanathan Munsami has been appointed as a successor to Dr. Sandile Malinga, as the new CEO for the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) effective from 3 January 2017. Dr. Malinga left the SANSA in August 2016 following five years as inaugural CEO and board member, Potlaki Maine was appointed as interim CEO […]

Satellite imagery processing of biophysical parameters intensified

  Responding to the increased user demand of essential climate variables (ECVs) and other important biophysical parameters from the recently launched Sentinel-2 satellite, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has intensified its processing of Sentinel-2 data to meet these user demands. SANSA believes this work will contribute to the Global Climate Observing System’s ECVs […]

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