Past events

Past events

  • 2022-09-27T03:00:00+02:00
  • 2022-06-26T12:00:00+02:00
September 27 Tuesday

Sep 27, 2022 03:00 AM to Jun 26, 2022 12:00 PM

๐๐„๐– ๐’๐‚๐‡๐Ž๐‹๐€๐‘๐’๐‡๐ˆ๐ ๐Ž๐๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐”๐๐ˆ๐“๐˜ ๐‚๐‹๐Ž๐’๐ˆ๐๐† ๐ƒ๐€๐“๐„: 26th of June Weโ€™re pleased to announce applications are open for a fully-funded โ€˜Oppenheimer Impact Studentshipโ€™, using applied data science to support sustainable rangeland management with the University of Exeter and Conservation South Africa as part of the Oppenheimer Programme in African Landscape Systems (OPALS). This training post combines a 12-month MSc Applied Data Science (Environment and Sustainability) in the UK followed by a 12-18 month post working for Conservation South Africa. This Impact Focused opportunity will be guided by Dr Andrew Cunliffe and Dr Tom Powell (University of Exeter), and Dr Heidi-Jayne Hawkins and Dr Perushan Rajah (Conservation South Africa) and is only available for nationals of an African country.

  • 2022-09-27T03:00:00+02:00
  • 2022-09-27T23:59:59+02:00
September 27 Tuesday

Sep 27, 2022 from 03:00 AM

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2026 the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF RANGELANDS AND PASTORALISTS Explore rangelands and pastoralist communities in different regions of the world! Find out how rangelands and pastoralists contribute to culture, economy and environmental health! See the beauty of the rangelands and listen to stories of the people who care for them! Please regularly check the website for events leading up to 2026!

  • 2022-07-29T08:45:00+02:00
  • 2022-07-29T12:20:00+02:00
July 29 Friday

Jul 29, 2022 from 08:45 AM to 12:20 PM

SESSION OUTCOME To deliberate on the impact of spatial planning principles and the use of spatial tools to give effect to sustainable natural agricultural resources management through relevant legislative pathways. PRESENTERS Paul Avenant - Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development Anneliza Collett - Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development Kyra Lunderstedt - UNDP South Africa FACILITATOR - Yvette Brits

  • 2022-07-25T09:00:00+02:00
  • 2022-07-25T16:00:00+02:00
July 25 Monday

Jul 25, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Aldam Resort, Ventersburg, Free State Province, South Africa

Monday, 25 July 2022 @ Aldam Resort The abundance of satellite imagery has created a problem for environmental analysis where huge datasets cannot be easily downloaded and stored. The concept of taking the algorithm to the data has matured and many online options are now available. Many are paid for services but there are some free alternatives which can be used for research and educational requirements. The objective of this short course is to introduce the learner to the fundamentals of using Google Earth Engine (GEE) and the Sentinel-Hub EO Browser, how to access and analyse imagery available within the platforms and how to copy and use code written and shared by other researchers and stored in public repositories. PRE-REQUISITES A prior knowledge of remote sensing concepts and basic image analysis techniques Some coding experience using JavaScript or Python (copy and paste type coding) Bring your own laptop for a hands-on experience *The GSSA will be running an online workshop in June, Introduction to Remote Sensing โ€“ A Practical Guide for Rangeland Scientists. The course content will be a great introduction to the Research Skills Workshop.

  • 2022-06-19T12:00:00+02:00
  • 2022-06-19T13:00:00+02:00
June 19 Sunday

Jun 19, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Virtual Submission

The 2022 Izele Photo Competition is open to anyone who wants to share a photo taken at any of the conservation areas featured on Izele. There is a prize of US$100 for the best photo taken in each of Eswatini, Mozambique and South Africa (one prize per country), plus a US$50 bonus going to the managers of the Izele pages where the photos were taken. The deadline for submitting a photo is Sunday June 19th 2022 and we will announce the winners later that month.

  • 2022-06-13T14:00:00+02:00
  • 2022-06-14T17:00:00+02:00
June 13 Monday

Jun 13, 2022 02:00 PM to Jun 14, 2022 05:00 PM
Virtual only

Monday, 13 June 2022 (2pm - 5pm) & Tuesday, 14 June 2022 (2pm - 5pm) Every year new earth observation satellites are launched and much of the imagery is freely available to the average user. The online tools to display and analyse remotely sensed data have advanced in line with this big data problem. The objective of this online course is to introduce the newcomer to satellite imagery and its power for environmental research and monitoring, and to update current users with the latest advances. The course will cover the technical background of remote sensing, what is available, and how to access and interpret the imagery for appropriate problems at different scales. No software is required, and no prior knowledge will be assumed. Join us in exploring what satellite imagery can do for Rangeland Scientists in 2022. The course content will be a great introduction to the Research Skills Workshop Remote Sensing and Cloud Computing Platforms, to be held at the GSSA Congress 57 on 25 July 2022.

  • 2022-03-17T16:45:00+02:00
  • 2022-03-17T18:15:00+02:00
March 17 Thursday

Mar 17, 2022 from 04:45 PM to 06:15 PM
LIVE WEBINAR

DROUGHT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE AGRICULTURE / WILDLIFE SECTOR IN THE KAROO, SOUTH AFRICA: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE 2015 - 2020 MULTI-YEAR DROUGHT?

  • 2021-10-23T14:00:00+02:00
  • 2021-10-23T15:00:00+02:00
October 23 Saturday

Oct 23, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

he theme of the Congress is โ€œSustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoodsโ€™. The aim of the congress will be to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of grasslands and rangelands: including grassland and rangeland ecology; forage production and utilization; livestock production systems; wildlife, tourism and multi-facets of grassland and rangeland; drought management and climate change in rangelands; pastoralism, social, gender and policy issues and capacity building, extension and governance.

  • 2021-10-09T09:00:00+02:00
  • 2021-10-10T16:00:00+02:00
October 9 Saturday

Oct 09, 2021 09:00 AM to Oct 10, 2021 04:00 PM
Strelitzia Hall, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

The JSS Festival and show is a celebration of succulent and waterwise plants allowing experts, amateurs, growers and enthusiasts to come together. A huge variety of plants will be on Show and for Sale. There is something for everyone.

  • 2020-06-30T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2020-07-02T23:59:59+02:00
June 30 Tuesday

Jun 30, 2020 to Jul 02, 2020
Virtual

In light of the Covid-19 virus, the GSSA 55th Annual Congress will be virtual!

  • 2019-11-04T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2019-11-08T23:59:59+02:00
November 4 Monday

Nov 04, 2019 to Nov 08, 2019
St. Ives, Kwazulu Natal Midlands

The Conservation Symposium, previously the Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice, facilitates the development and exchange of ideas and lessons pertaining to contemporary conservation issues in southern Africa. The Conservation Symposium serves as a bridge between conservation practitioners, scientists and policymakers in a conducive environment to solve real-world problems. It integrates a broad range of disciplines in a meaningful way and creates or strengthens connections both within and between disciplines. It provides an effective platform for researchers to demonstrate the relevance of their work in addressing real-world conservation problems, and to identify new applied research opportunities and direction. It also provides a platform for training on methods for conservation and monitoring. Emerging or ongoing issues identified by the conservation sector will be tackled through careful construction of the programme, including providing a selection of leading international keynote speakers, presentation of synthesis papers, and facilitated discussions. It also provides a platform for horizon scanning and exploration of the implications of new policy directions. The Conservation Symposium is specifically held in KwaZulu-Natal which has a long history of successful conservation interventions, and which serves as a microcosm of conservation issues being faced throughout the subcontinent. The setting maximises the opportunity to showcase conservation interventions in both the marine and a wide range of terrestrial ecological and land tenure contexts.

  • 2019-06-30T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2019-07-04T23:59:59+02:00
June 30 Sunday

Jun 30, 2019 to Jul 04, 2019
Desert Palace Hotel & Casino, Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa

54th Annual GSSA Congress, including Research Skills Workshop - 30 June to 4 July 2018 - Desert Palace Hotel & Casino, Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa

  • 2018-10-03T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2018-10-05T23:59:59+02:00
October 3 Wednesday

Oct 03, 2018 to Oct 05, 2018
George, NMU Campus

Globally, effective wildfire management is impeded by a lack of integration between research results, technological development and efforts by fire managers to prevent, suppress and protect the environment, human wellbeing and assets against wildfire. This event aims to streamline the efforts of natural resource managers, engineers and scientists through an integrated approach to ensure better management throughout the wildfire community by making the different role-players aware of each otherโ€™s realities. You are invited to join fire managers and authorities from different disciplines and land uses (Nature Conservation, Agriculture, Disaster Management, Forestry, Local Authorities, etc.) for a range of informative presentations, and exciting networking opportunities.

  • 2018-07-22T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2018-07-27T23:59:59+02:00
July 22 Sunday

Jul 22, 2018 to Jul 27, 2018
ARC Training Centre, Pretoria District

53rd Annual Congress inc. Research Skills Workshop and Policy & Practice Workshop - 23 to 26 July 2018 - ARC Training Centre, Pretoria District