Posts tagged as GEO

SA to drive the global earth observation agenda

South Africa became lead co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in November 2018 at GEO Week. The function of the lead co-chair is to preside over the GEO plenary and executive committee, as well as to set priorities for the year and work closely with the GEO secretariat to advance the group’s mission. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Co-ordinating space activities essential for African development

  Speaking at the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment (AARSE) 2014 conference, the minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandor, said that African countries need to co-ordinate their space activities, increase investment in space technologies and stimulate awareness of the use of space for decision making processes. Addressing delegates at the conference […]

SA-GEO “Communities of Practice” workshop

  Humbulani Mudau, Chief Director:  Space Science and Technology at the Department of Science and Technology, opened the South African Group on Earth Observation (SA-GEO) Communities of Practice (CoP) Workshop held at the CSIR Convention Centre on 26 and 27 February 2014. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate the exchange of information and […]