Future events

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Future events

Site Events
  • 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.

  • 2022-07-25T09:00:00+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 – A Practical Guide for Rangeland Scientists (June). The course content will be a great introduction to the Research Skills Workshop.

  • 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