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The Department of Land Management contributes to integrated, sustainable land management through excellence in career-oriented, technologically driven education, training, research and service.

The Department of Land Management contributes to integrated, sustainable land management through excellence in career-oriented, technologically driven education, training, research and service.

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  • 1. 12nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Earth Observation and Spatial Science at the Department of Land management / Polytechnic of Namibia
  • 2. 22nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na The Department of Land Management (DoLM) (School of Natural Resources and Tourism) • Founded to provide land management experts to the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement; • Fast Growing > 40 (full-time) faculty staff, > 400 students, eight programmes; • International staff. Team Retreat | October 2011
  • 3. 32nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na 1. Town and Regional Planning, Bachelor 3. Regional and Rural Development, Bachelor / Honours 2015 4. Land Administration, Bachelor 5. Property Studies, Bachelor / Honours 6. Geomatics, Bachelor of Science (Professional) 8. Integrated Land management, Master 7. Geoinformation Technology (GIT), Bachelor / Honours 2014 2. Land Use Planning, National Diploma Geoinformationforms cross-cuttingtechnology Core Foci: Applied Research, Training, Consulting services Qualifications:
  • 4. 42nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Bachelor of Geoinformation Technology (Honours) Implementation 2011
  • 5. 52nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Master Programmes • ILMI – Master of Integrated Land Management - since 2009: • International Master in Remote Sensing and GIS (UB, CPUT, UNZA, TRIER, DLR) – Implementation 2014/2015 • Master of Spatial Science (Research) – Implementation 2014 PHD Programme 2018
  • 6. 62nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na DAST Research Cluster
  • 7. 72nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na DAST Research Cluster Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): Mapping of informal settlements
  • 8. 82nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na DAST Research Cluster Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) SDM map: Pterocarpus angolensis | Source: Vera De Cauwer
  • 9. 92nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na DAST Research Cluster SASSCAL: Forest Monitoring System for Namibia Landsat TM Path:174 Row: 072 Band 5. Overlay: MODIS Burnt Area Information 2010
  • 10. 102nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na DAST Research Cluster Mobile Sensor Applications (Vehicle Tracker) GPS + Accelerometers (X,Y, Z) – Position / Speed / Corrugation
  • 11. 112nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Restructuring ILMI EOSA -RTC
  • 12. 122nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na EOSA-RTC Vision: Centre of excellence where people work together in research, capacity development and applications of earth observation in Namibia/SADC to provide maximum benefits for society, environment and economic growth.
  • 13. 132nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Goals: • Develop human and institutional capacity; • Utilize available and adapt new RS technologies, instruments, systems and applications; • Raise awareness and intensify public relations; • Promote Applied Research.
  • 14. 142nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Goals: • Contribute to better management and protection of ecosystems; • Contribute to assessment, prediction, mitigation and adaptation to climate change and variability; • Promote Open Access to EO data and information; • Strengthening of international and multidisciplinary cooperation.
  • 15. 152nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Activities: • Public Lectures | Workshops | Symposia; • Interdisciplinary Seminar Series; • Support towards Development and Implementation of Postgraduate Research and Training programmes; • Development of Polytechnics Spatial Data Infrastructure (PSDI).
  • 16. 162nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na First Symposium on Earth Observation and Satellite Applications at PoN | June 2011 | Annual continuation
  • 17. 172nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Interdisciplinary Seminar Series March 2010 | Introduction to Open Source Desktop Mapping
  • 18. 182nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na AMESD | MESA Project African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development Monitoring of Environment and Security in Africa Installation of Satellite receiving station, November 2010 EUMETCAST: MODIS TERRA/AQUA; NOAA; MSG; ENVISAT; SPOT VEGETATION….
  • 19. 192nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na
  • 20. 202nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Calibration & Validation
  • 21. 212nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na AMESD NATIONAL TRAINING | November 2011 | June 2012 | November 2013
  • 22. 222nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na CPUT Cooperation CubeSats for Africa new generation small satellites for new generation space engineers - a 21st century satellite (r)evolution
  • 23. 232nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na CPUT Cooperation Delivery of two Master Courses: Advanced Image Processing & Environmental Remote Sensing
  • 24. 242nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na CPUT Cooperation Cape Town: True Color; Natural Color; NDVI Image Processing
  • 25. 252nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na CPUT Cooperation 3D presentation of Brandberg | Fish River Canyon | Namibia ASTER DEM 30 m 3D Display and Analysis
  • 26. 262nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Source: Dr David Roy CPUT Cooperation Fire Monitoring: ACTIVE FIRES 2001 animation MODIS NDVI / Active Fires
  • 27. 272nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na CPUT Cooperation Time Series Analysis | Change Detection Multi-temporal time series | Cape Town SA Source: USGS GLOVIS (Quicklooks)
  • 28. 282nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na Polytechnics Spatial Data Infrastructure (PSDI)
  • 29. 292nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na PSDI | Architectural Design
  • 30. 302nd EOSA-RTC Symposium 24 July 2013 Dr. Daniel Wyss | dwyss@polytechnic.edu.na THANK YOU