Posts tagged as SANSA

SA grows capacity in space weather monitoring for global aviation

South Africa is looking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community, as it moves to become a key provider of space weather information to the global aviation sector for the African region. Based in Hermanus in the Western Cape, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) facility is the […]

Young SANSA star receives renowned research scholarship

Dr Zama Katamzi-Joseph has been selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Programme – an opportunity to conduct research at a US institution for a few months. Since joining SANSA as a researcher, Katamzi-Joseph has mainly been looking at winds in the thermosphere, which are important because they may drive the behaviour […]

EU backs business incubator and projects to boost SA space industry

European Space Agency representatives joined SANSA for a workshop in Hermanus in January 2019. The goal of the workshop was to define joint projects that would be beneficial to both agencies. One such potential project is a ESA/SANSA business centre to support the development of downstream applications within the space industry, to be hosted at […]

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. […]

SANSA to play major role at increasing aviation safety

With the appointment as designated regional provider of space weather information by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) will play a major role in increasing safety in the African airspace. Aircraft flying in the continent’s airspace will rely on SANSA for the space weather component of their flight […]

Agreement to support industrial development in space science

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) have renewed a memorandum of understanding which will see greater support in implementing the space strategies of the Department of Science and Technology and the African Union. The renewed agreement, signed in Pretoria by the CSIR CEO, Dr Thulani […]

Getting the geo-community to use satellite imagery in the cloud

The Earth Observation Discoveries Day, which took place at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria on 31 July 2018, exposed the local earth observation and geospatial community to the possibilities of working with earth observation big data in a cloud computing environment. The South African Space Agency (SANSA) and earth observation data provider, DigitalGlobe, jointly hosted […]

Earth observation challenge searches for novel applications

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has launched the South Africa Earth Observation Challenge 2018 in partnership with satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe, RIIS and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) on 31 July 2018. The competition challenges South African-based individuals and organisations to come with up novel earth observation applications to address urban resilience, water […]