July 2017
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
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ACMAD logo With resolution no other commercial satellite can provide, WorldView–3 solved the problem of locating and identifying fishing vessels engaged in illegal activity by delivering indisputable evidence of human trafficking in action. This critical, eye-in-the-sky proof gave the Indonesian Navy the confidence to seize the tainted cargo and succeed in freeing more than 2,000 slaves. Read more...

Ghana launches its first satellite into space

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Cheers erupted as 400 people, including the engineers, gathered in the southern Ghanaian city to watch live pictures of the launch. The first signal was received shortly afterwards. Read more...

Invitation for Early Career Researchers from the UK and Kenya

Invitation for Early Career Researchers from the UK and Kenya to apply to attend the Workshop on Strengthening Food Security through Integrated Earth Observations & Ecological Assessments of Ecosystem Services in Kenya, 26–30 November, 2017. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme. The application form is attached and should be sent clcr@le.ac.uk before the deadline of 1 September 2017.

WASCAL, NASA school West African climate students

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The workshop, held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), was in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the University of Missouri – Kansas City of the USA. Click here for more.

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Retief Gerber, CEO of Spatialedge – a geospatial data insights and marketing company had a chat with Isle Van Der Berg at BizCommunity about his business. Read more...

SANSA-JICA collaboration for Earth observation capacity building
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In line with SANSA’s mandate to expand human capacity development opportunities to the public sector and the entire Earth observation community in South Africa, the agency took a delegation of ten SA scientists to Japan for a four weeks training expedition. Read more...

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Earth is the only planet not named after a god. The other seven planets in our solar system are all named after Roman gods or goddesses. Although only Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were named during ancient times, because they were visible to the naked eye, the Roman method of naming planets was retained after the discovery of Uranus and Neptune.

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