EARTH OBSERVATION: POLICIES, STRATEGIES,
OPPORTUNITIES AND INSTITUTIONAL
LANDSCAPE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND SADC
SANSA Earth Ob...
• “To provide for the promotion and use of space and co-operation
in space-related activities, foster research in space sc...
Our Vision
To be the leader in ensuring that space science and technology benefits society,
the environment, the economy a...
Societal
Capital
Intellectual
&
Technology
Capital
Economic
Capital
Human
Capital
Global Capital
Food Security
Resource
Ma...
Implementation Framework
SPACE APPLICATIONS VALUE CHAIN
EO Value Chain
• Earth observation data centre
• Data processing centre
• User interface portal
• Suite of services and pr...
• Maximises SA EO investments through
coordination of South Africa’s EO capacities
• Foster application development to mee...
SAEOS
1
23
Data
Services
Metadata
Applications
Models
Products
InteroperabilityStandards
GEO and GEOSS
an opportunity for Namibia to engage
at a Global level
The Group on Earth
Observations - GEO
U.S. Department of State, Washington DC
July 31, 2003
An Intergovernmental Organizat...
: Need for an integrated approach
• Interconnected
physical world
• Interconnected
global
challenges from
poverty
eradicat...
Need for the Group on Earth
Observation (GEO)
• We must understand
the Earth system
• Knowledge of the
Earth system is
fun...
Coordinated, Comprehensive and Sustained
10 Year Implementation Plan
Principles of GEOSS
• Revolutionize our ability to understand and manage the planet.
• Interconnecting existing and future...
Principles of GEOSS
• One user may require many data sets, while
one data set may serve many users.
• Interlinking observa...
GEOSS Common
Infrastructure
Data
Services
Metadata
Applications
Models Products
GEOSS Data Sharing Principles
© GEO Secretariat
The GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan (2005) states:
“The societal benefit...
AfriGEOSS: An
initiative to reinforce
GEOSS in Africa
African Participation in GEO
Member Nations:
• Algeria
• Burkina Faso
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Congo, Repub...
© GEO Secretariat
• Coordinate and bring
together relevant
stakeholders, institutions
and agencies across Africa
that are ...
© GEO Secretariat
• Identify challenges, gaps
and opportunities for
African contributions to
GEO and GEOSS;
• Leverage exi...
© GEO Secretariat
Priority Actions
• Engage with regional agencies and training
centres
• Coordinated satellite infrastruc...
© GEO Secretariat
Priority Actions contd
• Promote data democracy and data sharing
• focusing on four pillars of data demo...
SANSA is currently negotiating
access to SPOT 1-4 data at no
cost to Government users in
SADC countries.
AfriGEOSS in acti...
GEO Benefits to South Africa
• Deriving value for the development of the
SAEOS portal.
• Ensuring accurate and complete re...
GEO Benefits from South Africa
• Creating awareness of developing country needs.
• South African Environmental Observation...
• Objectives:
1. Develop a draft African Space Policy, and
2. Develop a draft African Space Strategy.
• Composition:
•2 me...
• Scope:
• Policy and Strategy - development of a shared vision
for Africa.
• Programmes - articulation of programmes, pro...
Space Policy Development
Work Plan (2)
FOCUS
Governance
and
Management
Access to
space
User needs
Market
Development
Regio...
Thank you
Paida Mangara: pmangara@sansa.org.za
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Earth Observation: Policies, Strategies, Opportunities and Institutional Landscape in South Africa and SADC by Mr Imraan Saloojee. Delivered at the 2nd The Earth Observation Satellite Applications Research and Training Centre (EOSA-RTC) Symposium on 24 July 2013 at the Hilton Hotel, Windhoek

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  1. 1. EARTH OBSERVATION: POLICIES, STRATEGIES, OPPORTUNITIES AND INSTITUTIONAL LANDSCAPE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND SADC SANSA Earth Observation
  2. 2. • “To provide for the promotion and use of space and co-operation in space-related activities, foster research in space science, advance scientific engineering through human capital, support the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technology within the framework of national government policy” • SANSA primarily derives its legislative mandate from the South African National Space Agency Act (Act 36 of 2008) and its strategic mandate from the • 1. Ten-Year Innovation Plan • 2. National Space Strategy • 3. South African Earth Observation Strategy SANSA Mandate
  3. 3. Our Vision To be the leader in ensuring that space science and technology benefits society, the environment, the economy and the global community through relevant services, research and development, and human capital development. SANSA Space Operations Directorate Space Operations Programme SANSA Space Science Directorate Space Science Programme SANSA Space Engineering Directorate Space Engineering Programme Goal 1: World-class & efficient services & societal benefits (Societal Capital) Goal 2: Cutting-edge research, development, innovation, technology and applications (Intellectual Capital) Goal 3: Human capital development, transformation & science advancement (Human Capital) Goal 4: Globally competitive national space industry (Industrial Capital) Goal 5: Make South Africa a recognised global space citizen (Global Capital) SSANSA Earth Observation Directorate Earth Observation Programme
  4. 4. Societal Capital Intellectual & Technology Capital Economic Capital Human Capital Global Capital Food Security Resource Management Environmental Management Disaster Management Health, Safety & Security Planning & Land Management Basic Research Applied Research Satellite Technology Development & use Research & Technology Platform Provision Space Operations Services Knowledge Creation & Dissemination Internships Post-graduate Training Post-doc training In-service Training Professional Training Science Advancement School/Learner Programmes Educator Programmes Space Applications Technology Interchange Platform Know-how Interchange Platform Network Facilitation Backbone Space Services & Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships Local Market Facilitation Global Market Facilitation Five Point Value Proposition • Vision: “To be a leading contributor to the perpetual advancement of society through the benefits of space science and technology.”
  5. 5. Implementation Framework
  6. 6. SPACE APPLICATIONS VALUE CHAIN
  7. 7. EO Value Chain • Earth observation data centre • Data processing centre • User interface portal • Suite of services and products • Adherence to data access and sharing principles • Trained researchers and practioners
  8. 8. • Maximises SA EO investments through coordination of South Africa’s EO capacities • Foster application development to meet societal needs • Link to complementary capabilities globally e.g. through GEO • “system of systems” drawing on GEOSS interoperability and data sharing standards and principles South African Earth Observation Strategy (SAEOS)
  9. 9. SAEOS 1 23 Data Services Metadata Applications Models Products InteroperabilityStandards
  10. 10. GEO and GEOSS an opportunity for Namibia to engage at a Global level
  11. 11. The Group on Earth Observations - GEO U.S. Department of State, Washington DC July 31, 2003 An Intergovernmental Organization with 88 Members +EC and 61 Participating Organizations
  12. 12. : Need for an integrated approach • Interconnected physical world • Interconnected global challenges from poverty eradication and fisheries depletion to climate change
  13. 13. Need for the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) • We must understand the Earth system • Knowledge of the Earth system is fundamental for well informed economic and social decision making • Economy is to a huge amount tied to the environment Slide courtesy of Ingo Simonis, Meraka
  14. 14. Coordinated, Comprehensive and Sustained 10 Year Implementation Plan
  15. 15. Principles of GEOSS • Revolutionize our ability to understand and manage the planet. • Interconnecting existing and future Earth observation systems. • Reduce costs, promote international cooperation & serve the public good. • Technological advances make it possible; user needs make it necessary
  16. 16. Principles of GEOSS • One user may require many data sets, while one data set may serve many users. • Interlinking observation systems requires common standards for architecture and data sharing. • Disseminate information and analyses directly to users.
  17. 17. GEOSS Common Infrastructure Data Services Metadata Applications Models Products
  18. 18. GEOSS Data Sharing Principles © GEO Secretariat The GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan (2005) states: “The societal benefits of Earth observations cannot be achieved without data sharing.”
  19. 19. AfriGEOSS: An initiative to reinforce GEOSS in Africa
  20. 20. African Participation in GEO Member Nations: • Algeria • Burkina Faso • Cameroon • Central African Republic • Congo, Republic of the • Egypt • Ethiopia • Gabon • Ghana • Guinea-Bissau • Guinea, Republic of • Ivory Coast • Mali • Mauritius • Morocco • Niger • Nigeria • South Africa • Sudan • Tunisia • Uganda • Ivory Coast Participating Organizations: • AARSE • ACMAD • EIS-Africa • RCMRD • UNECA Europe China Argentina India USA “48 States” New Zealand
  21. 21. © GEO Secretariat • Coordinate and bring together relevant stakeholders, institutions and agencies across Africa that are involved in GEO and other Earth observation activities; • Provide a platform for countries to participate in GEO and to contribute to GEOSS; • Assist in knowledge sharing and global collaborations; AfriGEOSS objectives Source: NASA, 2001 Africa at Night
  22. 22. © GEO Secretariat • Identify challenges, gaps and opportunities for African contributions to GEO and GEOSS; • Leverage existing capacities and planned assets and resources; and • Develop an appropriate strategy and participatory model for achieving the above goals. …Objectives
  23. 23. © GEO Secretariat Priority Actions • Engage with regional agencies and training centres • Coordinated satellite infrastructure pilot projects • Coordinate data acquisition strategy for Africa. • African Resources and Environmental Management Constellation (ARMC) • AfricaGeoSat-1 Project • African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD) and Monitoring of Environment and Security in Africa (MESA)
  24. 24. © GEO Secretariat Priority Actions contd • Promote data democracy and data sharing • focusing on four pillars of data democracy • advancing data sharing principles and action plan (ID-01) • Organise sessions on GEO and GEOSS at premier African conferences • AARSE, AfricaGIS • Organise regional workshops • East, Central, North, West, South regions
  25. 25. SANSA is currently negotiating access to SPOT 1-4 data at no cost to Government users in SADC countries. AfriGEOSS in action: SADC Access to Spot 1-4 data sli
  26. 26. GEO Benefits to South Africa • Deriving value for the development of the SAEOS portal. • Ensuring accurate and complete regional data & information in global models. • Ensuring the data democracy principles. • Contribution to all DST grand challenges.
  27. 27. GEO Benefits from South Africa • Creating awareness of developing country needs. • South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON). • SAEOS portal made globally accessible. • Risk and vulnerability atlas. • African resource monitoring constellation. • Use of local experts.
  28. 28. • Objectives: 1. Develop a draft African Space Policy, and 2. Develop a draft African Space Strategy. • Composition: •2 member countries per region • North Africa - Algeria and Egypt, • West Africa - Nigeria and Ghana, • East Africa - Kenya and Tanzania, • Central Africa - Congo and Cameroon, • Southern Africa - South Africa and Namibia. African Space Strategy Working Group
  29. 29. • Scope: • Policy and Strategy - development of a shared vision for Africa. • Programmes - articulation of programmes, projects and a governance structure for such. • Infrastructure and facilities - identification of existing and additional requirements for space related infrastructure and facilities. • Capacity development - identify the human and institutional capacity needed. • Cooperation - identification of current and potential partnerships, both regionally and internationally. • Resources - consider the resource implications. Mandate of the WG (2)
  30. 30. Space Policy Development Work Plan (2) FOCUS Governance and Management Access to space User needs Market Development Regional & international cooperation
  31. 31. Thank you Paida Mangara: pmangara@sansa.org.za

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