Data Governance

This CoP is dedicated to promoting data governance and developing general principles for facilitating and enhancing access to and the uptake of earth observation data and formation by a wide range of user communities, in a coherent manner and provide guidance and best practices on standards such as data openness, transparency, stakeholder engagement, intellectual property rights (IPR).

  • Involvement in the data sharing related initiatives.
  • Encourage that the framework for full and open access to data is addressed in the implementation of SAEOS and on promoting awareness and Benefits of GEO in the Science and Technology Community and its components.
  • Encouragement of relevant scientists and technical experts to contribute to the development of SAEOSS.
  • Identification of existing approaches on the interpretation of full and open access to geographic data.
  • Investigation of the International policies and norms on access to data.

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

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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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