The 500-m Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) burned area products, MCD45A1, MCD64A1, and a merged product were validated across six study sites in South Africa using independently-derived Landsat burned-area reference data during the fire season of 2007. READ MORE
To show just how much we value our members the AARSE council has decided to give our Regular members inside and outside Africa discount for the registration for the AARSE 2014 conference. If your membership fees are paid for 2014 you will receive $30 discount and if your membership fees are paid upfront for 2015 and 2016 you will receive $100 discount.
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The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a National digital Flood model. The development of the model was a consequence of the severe flooding in 2012, which caused tremendous economic damages. According to the Nigerian Tribune, Minister of environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam said the National Digital Flood Model was specifically developed for improved monitoring and forecast nationwide, to ensure effective environmental governance and prompt response to impending flood READ MORE
Aqueous Solutions LLC, maker of The Geochemist's Workbench (GWB) software package, recently announced that it is distributing its sophisticated geochemistry software to university students around the world at no charge. Students now have access to some of the same tools used by leading companies in the environmental, renewable energy, oil and gas, and mining industries. GWB Student is available at no charge to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently registered as full-time students at an accredited university offering degrees in geoscience. READ MORE
South Africa may soon have a more effective means of protecting territorial waters from illegal fishers. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced a partnership with Space Commercial Services Holdings Aerospace Group (SCSH) to develop a wide-area maritime synthetic aperture radar (SAR). READ MORE
On the occasion of the upcoming UN climate change summit, the Chinese government donated the GlobeLand30 datasets to the United Nations at the UN Headquarters in New York on 22 September 2014. READ MORE
Changes in land cover affect the global climate by absorbing and reflecting solar radiation, and by altering fluxes of heat, water vapour, carbon dioxide and other trace gases. Detailed assessments — regional, global, daily and seasonal — of land use and land cover are needed to monitor biodiversity loss and ecosystem dynamics and to aid in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation1. READ MORE
With a disease as often fatal as Ebola, quickly identifying and following up with those who may have been exposed is key to saving lives and containing the outbreak. Contact tracing, is an essential step in breaking the chain of disease transmission and ending an outbreak. Hence, It is pertinent to explore digital tools and skills which will enhance the collection and management of epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory information for every case. This data is crucial for developing outbreak counter measures. READ MORE
Do you want help to turbo-charge your search for free GIS data. GISGeography compiled a list of 10 free, downloadable global GIS datasets from highly reputable sources. READ MORE
The Institut des Regions Arides (IRA) and its partners are organizing the ILDAC2015 International Conference on: "Integrated Land & Water Resources Management in the Dry Areas under Climate Change", to be held in Djerba Island, Tunisia, from 11 to 14 May 2015.
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AARSE has identified two major payment solutions that our members use to make the membership fee payments, PayPal and Online Naira. Each of these solutions have their own benefits and constraints. This article will allow you to make an informed decision on which payment channel to use. READ MORE
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