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

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

2 “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 SANSA Mandate

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

4 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 Key Goals: Earth Observation Directorate

5 5 Earth Observation Operational themes

6 6 Reception of Data

7 7 SensorSpatial ResolutionCoverageDate Range Landsat 2, 3, 4, 515m – 60mAfrica1972 – 2011 SPOT 1, 2, 3, 410m – 20mSouthern Africa1986 – 2012 SAC-C175mSADC Excl. Mauritius, DRC, Madagascar and Seychelles 2008 – 2009 CBERS 2B20mSADC Excl. Mauritius, DRC, Madagascar and Seychelles 2008 – 2009 NOAA AVHRR1.1kmAfrica1984 – 2010* MERIS300mAfrica2002* SumbandilaSat6.25mGlobal2009 – 2011 ERS-1 Radar30mAfrica1994 – 2009* ERS-2 Radar30mAfrica2011 * Archived data

8 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 8 Operational sensors

9 SANSA EO Catalogue http://catalogue.sansa.org.za Linked to SAEOS

10 “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. Fundisa Disk

11 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 Fundisa Disk content

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

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14 LearnGIS

15 Fundisa Student Portal http://fundisa.sansa.org.za

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

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 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 Science Advancement

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

20 THANK YOU


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