July 2018
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
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Papers for AARSE2016 Conference

The South African Journal of Geomatics has published selected papers from the AARSE2016 conference. Click here to view

How South Africa built one of the world’s most advanced telescopes

ACMAD logo The telescope is made up of 64 satellite dishes that are connected across five miles in a semi–arid and sparsely populated area of South Africa, where signal interference is minimal. Each satellite dish stands 65 feet tall, and weighs roughly as much as seven large African bush elephants. The number and sensitivity of the dishes have enabled scientists to produce breakthrough images using the telescope. Read more...

Airbus backs Viêt Nam’s space industry development

ACMAD logo In 2010, Airbus won a contract to develop, manufacture and launch Viêt Nam’s first Earth observation satellite. The VNREDSat–1 was successfully launched in May 2013, enabling the country to better monitor and study the effects of climate change, predict and take measures to prevent natural disasters, and optimise the management of its natural resources. Read more...

SA Space Agency Wants To Develop Space Startups

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SANSA Earth Observation drives and coordinates South Africa’s Earth observation efforts to sustainably benefit all South Africans in an earth–friendly manner. Its objective is to collect, assimilate and disseminate Earth observation data to support South Africa’s policy–making, decision–-making, economic growth and sustainable development initiatives. Read more...

How does Copernicus support the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

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Copernicus, the European Union’s flagship programme for Earth Observation and Monitoring, can be used to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as set out by the United Nations (UN) [1], in Europe and worldwide. The Copernicus full, free and open data and thematic services’ information on e.g. the atmosphere, land, oceans and ice coverage, either help to monitor the status of achievement of a given SDG or actively contribute to its fulfilment. Read more...

Countries nowhere near reaching the SDG mark by 2030

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Three years have elapsed since UN member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which prominently featured the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ever since, sustainability has become a recurring theme in governmental policies and developmental visions of Think Tanks, in the developing as well as the developed world. Though, beyond blueprints, guidelines and chalking a future course of action, the real progress on the ground is far from satisfactory. Read more...

AARSE 2018 Conference
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The 12th AARSE Conference will be held from 25nd to 29th October 2018 in Alexandria, Egypt with the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) and National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) as joint local hosts. Click here...

Committe on Space Research(COSPAR)
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COSPAR was born just after the launch of Sputnik–1 and its Scientific Assemblies soon became the cradle from which the space research community developed and gave rise to many international projects from which we continue to benefit. Today, there are even more promising opportunities for COSPAR to be of service to space scientists worldwide. We are living in an era when the capabilities to pursue scientific space research are spreading throughout the world. Opportunities abound to cooperate, to maximize resources, to pursue ever more complex and challenging projects, to spread the development of technology to all nations, and to employ the contributions of all their talents to exploit the wealth of data that national and international missions have delivered.
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Corporate Profiles
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CyanoLakes (Pty) Ltd is a specialist water data service provider from satellite remote sensing to governments, commercial water utilities, aquaculture/mariculture operations, water engineering projects, environmental service companies and academic and research institutions. Our operational near real-time geo–information service (demonstration at http://eonemp.cyanolakes.com) is designed to significantly improve decision making for government authorities and commercial operators by providing live information and analytics. We also provide consulting services and engage in research and development projects to continually improve our product offering. Contact us now to find custom solutions to your water problems. CyanoLakes – making your water safer! Read more!

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Space Advisory Services

Space Advisory Company is a satellite programme and systems consulting and engineering bureau situated in Somerset West, South Africa. SAC offers professional and expert advisory/technical/engineering services of a verified high quality, tailored to support customer space programmes and assist in the ensuring of successful outcomes which are within budget and time constraints. This is achieved as a result of resources and teams with extensive experience working on Advisory Engagements, Space Programmes, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation projects. Click here for more information.
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Did You Know?

    The planet is recycled The ground you’re walking on is recycled. Earth’s rock cycle transforms igneous rocks to sedimentary rocks to metamorphic rocks and back again. The cycle isn’t a perfect circle, but the basics work like this: Magma from deep in the Earth emerges and hardens into rock (that’s the igneous part). Tectonic processes uplift that rock to the surface, where erosion shaves bits off. These tiny fragments get deposited and buried, and the pressure from above compacts them into sedimentary rocks such as sandstone. If sedimentary rocks get buried even deeper, they "cook" into metamorphic rocks under lots of pressure and heat. Along the way, of course, sedimentary rocks can be re–eroded or metamorphic rocks re–uplifted. But if metamorphic rocks get caught in a subduction zone where one piece of crust is pushing under another, they may find themselves transformed back into magma.

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AARSE extends an invitation to interested persons to join the organisation as a member. As a member of AARSE you can gain access to remote sensing tools and resources as well as opportunities such as workshops and courses.
Corporate Members get an opportunity to promote their brands on the AARSE website and newsletter.
All members have a priviledge of attending AARSE conferences at a reduced fee.

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