6th Apr 2016

Young women design Africa’s first private satellite

Source: ITWeb Young women from the Meta Economic Development Organisation (MEDO) space programme in the Western Cape last week made headway in designing Africa’s first private […]
6th Apr 2016

Egyptian satellite monitoring construction of disputed Ethiopia dam, Africa’s largest

Source: WorldTribune Egypt, fearing its access to the Nile river will be hindered, plans to use a new satellite to track Ethiopia’s construction of Africa’s largest […]
6th Apr 2016

Focus on Gabon forests for biomass

Source: ESA With deforestation accounting for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, satellite observations have an important role to play in mapping this changing ecosystem. ESA is […]
13th Mar 2016

The Big Picture: Drought and Wilted Crops in Southern Africa, as Seen From Space

Source: Pacific Standard It’s corn-planting season right now in southern Africa, but things aren’t looking good. The current El Niño pattern has brought severe drought to […]
13th Mar 2016

Drought: December 2015 was the driest December in South Africa in 15 years

Source: The Citizen The recent intermittent rains are raising hopes in parts of South Africa as dam levels continue to stabilise, but more rain is needed […]
13th Mar 2016

SA’s space technology to help monitor worst drought in history

Source: HTXT Large areas of the country have been gripped by crippling drought, causing cattle to perish and crops to fail. Scientists has estimated that this […]
13th Mar 2016

Botswana, Japan to discuss remote sensing technology

Source: StarAfrica Botswana’s Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila is due in Cape Town, South Africa where he will meet a delegation from […]
13th Mar 2016

Satellite constellation tailored for African Continent now operational

Source: AfricaBusiness.com Africa can now rely on the services of a satellite constellation tailored for the continent to provide reliable data over a wide range of […]
13th Mar 2016

RCMRD becomes the 1st Organization in Africa to Provide Sentinel 2 Data for 10 Countries

Source: RCMRD The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) within the framework of the Monitoring […]
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