Posts tagged as SA-GEO

Land cover CoP making good progress

  The South African Group on Earth Observation’s (SA-GEO) Land Cover Community of Practice (CoP) met on 8 February 2017 to report on the progress that has been made on the work plan of 2016/2017 and to also discuss the work plan for 2017/2018. The two main activities identified for 2017/2018 are translating the updated […]

DEM community prioritises future actions

  The SA-GEO National Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Community of Practice (CoP) met on 15 March 2016 to discuss the CoP’s terms of reference and annual work plan. The forum was attended by representatives from research organisations, government departments and private companies. The South African Group on Earth Observations (SA-GEO) is a national earth observations […]

Earth observation group for water use established

  An earth observation for water use interest group established a year ago has now been integrated into the South African Group on Earth Observation (SA-GEO) as one of eleven communities of practice (CoP). The Water CoP held its first Community of Practice Workshop, led by the Water Research Commission (WRC), on 16 March 2016 […]

Updated land cover classification system in circulation

  The SA-GEO Land Cover Community of Practice met at the CSIR in Pretoria on 11 March 2016 to discuss a newly proposed draft of the updated National Land Cover Classification System it has been working on since August 2014. The South African Group on Earth Observation (SA-GEO) initiative coordinates Earth observation activities and advocates […]

Creating a vibrant and collaborative South African EO community

  The annual South African Group on Earth Observations (SA-GEO) Symposium was held on 20 October 2015 in Pretoria. Lerato Senoko, the Director: Earth Observation at the Department of Science, welcomed the attendees and handed over to Tumisang Sebitloane who gave an overview of South Africa’s Earth Observation Strategy (SAEOS), outlined the SAEOS implementation and […]

New national land cover classification model

  The South African Group on Earth Observations (SA-GEO) Land Cover Community of Practice (CoP) met to discuss the new Land Cover Classification System for South Africa on 12 May 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. SA-GEO is South Africa’s response to the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO), and comprises eleven communities of practice. Both […]

Unlocking the promise that space holds for economic growth

  Some say space activity is too expensive. Others say it’s cheap. It’s certainly true that the extraordinary social and economic benefits we see are achieved at a very small percentage of global GDP – less than 0,5%. According to the OECD’s Space Economy at a Glance (2014), the space economy generated USD256,2-billion in revenue […]