Satellite Communications and Navigations

CoP is dedicated to promoting the use of satellite communications and navigations to deliver useful digital services to navigate, make decisions, or communicate in new ways and propose approaches to advance policy discussions leading towards support and identification of programmes and initiatives relevant to advance community interests.

  • Involvement in the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG), Programme on Space Applications (PSA), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNCOPUOS and relevant working groups.
  • Support the finalisation of the Satcom Strategy with relevant stakeholders.
  • Identification of initiatives for driving the implementation of the strategy.
  • Establishment of links with major research and implementing institutions in navigation and communications.
  • Encouragement of relevant scientists and technical experts to contribute to the Community.

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What's happening in our community

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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