SANSA monitoring geomagnetic storm

  According to the Space Weather Centre of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) active region 2158 near the centre of the solar disk erupted on 10 September 2014 with an X1,6 class solar flare, accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME). The CME is travelling towards Earth and was expected to impact the […]

Launch of 2013 SPOT 5 national mosaic

  The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Earth Observation directorate launched the 2013 SPOT 5 National Coverage Level 3 and National Mosaic imagery on 5 September 2014. It also for the first time released SPOT 6 National Coverage Level 3 imagery, which still needs to processed into mosaic imagery.  Various representatives from the user community were […]

Gallery: IMSSA Mpumalanga Branch AGM

  The annual general meeting of the Mpumalanga Branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) took place on 22 August 2014, at the Bank Colliery Recreation Club. The meeting was attended by around 100 Fellows, Members and Associates. For details on the AGM click here

Draft “drone” regulations under discussion at CARCom

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) tabled the draft regulations on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) before the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom) on 3 September 2014, and further discussions will take place during September. At a UAS regulations making workshop held on 14 and 15 August 2014, the SACAA’s General Manager for Aircraft […]

Earthquakes in South Africa

  In light of the 5 August 2014 M5,6 earthquake, the Council for Geoscience held a panel discussion at the CSIR on the likeliness of similar earthquakes reoccurring in South Africa. Earthquakes do not only damage buildings, but are often accompanied by fires and flooding. They also pose serious risk to vulnerable areas such as […]