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1 Capacity building activities at South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
Naledzani Mudau CEOS WGCAPD 3rd Annual meeting, Dehradun, India 23-25 April 2014

2 SANSA Mandate “To provide for the promotion and use of space and co-operation in space-related activities, foster research in space science, advance scientific engineering through human capital, support the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technology within the framework of national government policy” SANSA primarily derives its legislative mandate from the South African National Space Agency Act (Act 36 of 2008) and its strategic mandate from the 1. Ten-Year Innovation Plan 2. National Space Strategy 3. South African Earth Observation Strategy

3 Organizational Structure & Strategic Programmes
Department of Science & Technology (DST) SANSA Board & Executive SANSA Earth Observation Directorate SANSA Space Operations Directorate SANSA Space Science Directorate SANSA Space Engineering Directorate Earth Observation Programme Space Operations Programme Space Science Programme Space Engineering Programme Human Capital Development Programme

4 Earth Observation Directorate
Key Goals: Offer efficient EO services for national and international benefit and a sustained environment Conduct cutting-edge research, development and innovation to continually improve SANSA’s EO offering Development of human capital in EO related science Provide services that stimulate industry growth and participation in EO Establish and maintain effective and mutually beneficial international partnerships partnerships in line with national strategic alignment

5 Earth Observation Operational themes

6 Reception of Data

7 Archived data Sensor Spatial Resolution Coverage Date Range
Landsat 2, 3, 4, 5 15m – 60m Africa 1972 – 2011 SPOT 1, 2, 3, 4 10m – 20m Southern Africa 1986 – 2012 SAC-C 175m SADC Excl. Mauritius, DRC, Madagascar and Seychelles 2008 – 2009 CBERS 2B 20m NOAA AVHRR 1.1km 1984 – 2010* MERIS 300m 2002* SumbandilaSat 6.25m Global 2009 – 2011 ERS-1 Radar 30m 1994 – 2009* ERS-2 Radar 2011 *

8 Operational sensors Direct reception SPOT 5 Landsat 7, 8 MODIS
Distribution: SPOT 6, WorldView-1 and 2, Pleiades, GeoEye-1, RapidEye, TerraSar-X, RadarSat-2, Quickbird, IKONOS Current project = EOSAT 1: 10m- 2.5m spatial resolution

9 SANSA EO Catalogue Linked to SAEOS

10 Fundisa Disk “Fundisa” means to teach in Zulu
Initiative started in 2009 Response to CEOS data democracy initiative Promote access and use of earth observation data Packaged with satellite imagery, GIS data, DEM, open source software(links),articles and links to data portals Data provided for research and teaching purposes. External hard drive updated annually and distributed to universities Key representatives at the university Remote sensing / GIS lectures/technicians Promotes and distribute the disk throughout the academic institution.

11 Fundisa Disk content NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN UNIVERISTY
RHODES UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE UNIVERSITY OF THE FREESTATE UNIVERISTY OF JOHANNESBURG UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (UNISA) Tshwane University of Technology UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU NATAL - DBN Westville UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU NATAL - PMB UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO UNIVERSITY OF VENDA UNIVERSITY OF NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN CAPE

12 Fundisa Disk – School Edition
Designed for high schools (grade 10-12) Practical remote sensing and GIS Assist teachers

13 Fundisa Disk – School Edition

14 LearnGIS

15 Fundisa Student Portal

16 Human capital development
Bursary scheme Internship programme Short courses University students training Staff development Student mentorship and supervision

17 Short courses Introductory RS & GIS for teachers and end users/decision makers Basic Constructs of programming Field Spectroscopy Basic Image Processing programming Introduction to our data offerings Introduction to DEM creation and topographical/hydrological modelling from DEM derivatives. Spatial Analysis Land Cover Classification Introduction to QGIS Summer or Winter School in EO PCI – Particularly OrthoEngine and EASI scripting Radar introduction LiDAR introduction (probably NRE or CAO) Linux (LPIC lev 1 and Linux Essentials – online) – providing us with ability to offer Linux Essentials later in year Database management in Open source or PostGIS R course

18 Science Advancement Schools visit Science festivals
Training for teachers-first training to be done in June Science centres – need for more experiments Public engagement – show the benefits of EO

19 Workshops with the end-users
Focused workshops on the use of Earth observation technology Disaster management Urban planning, rural and infrastructure development Agriculture (EOPOWER) Water resource management

20 THANK YOU


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