1st Mar 2016

MESA is one of the tools for implementing continental strategies, programmes and decisions in Africa

Source: EARSC The purpose of the MESA programme is to increase the capacity in information management, decision-making and planning of African continental, regional and national institutions […]
25th Feb 2016

Millions of Satellite Images Used to Map Global Poverty

Source: Laboratory Equipment One of the biggest challenges in fighting poverty is the lack of reliable information. In order to aid the poor, agencies need to […]
22nd Feb 2016

SpeedCast takes Gazprom satellite capacity for African shipping

Source: Marine Electronics & Communications SpeedCast International has expanded satellite communications services in and around Africa by agreeing to use Ku-band capacity on a Gazprom Space […]
4th Feb 2016

Space Data Highway: No longer science fiction

Source: Shephard News Team The SpaceDataHighway programme has reached a significant milestone with the first EDRS-A relay satellite launched into geostationary orbit on 30 January. The […]
4th Feb 2016

Unique high-resolution map on bat diversity in Africa

Source: Phys.org; Article: University of Twente Map on species richness of African bats Researchers of the ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the […]
4th Feb 2016

African Union Heads of State and Government Adopts the African Space Policy and Strategy

Source: Africa Union The African Union Heads of State and Government during their Twenty-Sixth Ordinary Session on 31 January 2016 in Addis Ababa adopted the African […]
2nd Feb 2016

Attention all student. Read this if you want to become a GIS researcher

Source: ClubX Lufuno Vhengani (37) fills us in on what his demanding job is all about. What does a typical day in your job entail? I […]
2nd Feb 2016

National Forum on Earth Observation wraps up

Source: The Point; Article: Abdou Rahman Sallah The Ministry of Fisheries in collaboration with Monitoring on the Environment for Security in Africa (MESA) Friday concluded a […]
2nd Feb 2016

Gambia: National Forum On Earth Observation Kicks Off

Source: All Africa; Article: Sheriff Barry The Ministry of Fisheries in collaboration with Monitoring on the Environment for Security in Africa (MESA) on Wednesday commenced a […]
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