Circular Economy and Natural Resources Management

This COP is dedicated to creating knowledge and understanding of circular economy models/research and use of Earth Observations and satellite data or technologies to support efficient management and monitoring of natural resources i.e. water, soil as well as, propose circular economy research themes and solutions or initiatives for making progress in sustainable development, identify barriers and develop approaches to mitigate them.

  • Involvement in the GEO Flagships, community initiatives and activities or tasks relevant to natural resources management.
  • Assessment of existing natural resource-related data/information/systems.
  • Identification of critical societal benefit areas for natural resource management.
  • Identification of core data custodians for natural resource-related data detailed break-down and analysis.
  • Development of user specifications for a natural resource monitoring system.

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Access To Earth Observation Data And Transparency Takes Centre Stage At The COP Integrated Workshop AND Capacity-Building Training

2024 CoP Workshop- Group photo

NEOSS hosts the Communities of Practice (CoP) integrated workshop

The National Earth Observations and Space Secretariat (NEOSS) hosted Communities of Practice (CoPs) Integrated Workshop, with the theme "Earth Observations to address environmental and social challenges” on 30 May 2023, in Tshwan

Fostering co-ordination of Earth observations for maximum impact

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) supported by its National Earth Observations and Space Secretariat (NEOSS), that is hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

NEOSS Strategic Advisory Committee established to strengthen Earth observations.

A Strategic Advisory Committee (SACom) has been established by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), to provide strategic guidance and high-level input on potential new or future areas of focus for the

The AfriGEO Symposium 2024

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Earth Intelligence for Africa

National Space Conference (NSC) 2024

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Space Science and Innovation for sustainability

CoP Integrated Workshop and Capacity Building Training

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Empowering National Uptake: Leveraging Earth Observation Data and Knowledge

Earth Observations Stakeholder Workshop

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Unlocking Earth Observation Opportunities for Development
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