[OSGeo Africa] Fwd: [SDI-Africa] South Africa: Digital Elevation Models and Disaster Applications Workshop

Gavin Fleming gavinjfleming at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 07:58:28 PDT 2015

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Subject: 	[SDI-Africa] South Africa: Digital Elevation Models and
Disaster Applications Workshop
Date: 	Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:26:12 +0000 (UTC)
From: 	Kate Lance via SDI-Africa <sdi-africa at lists.gsdi.org>
Reply-To: 	Kate Lance <lancekt at aya.yale.edu>, Kate Lance
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To: 	SDI-Africa <sdi-africa at lists.gsdi.org>

South Africa: Digital Elevation Models and Disaster Applications Workshop

A Digital Elevation Models and Disaster Applications Workshop is being
hosted by South African National Space Agency (SANSA) at SANSA Space
Operations at Hartesbeeshoek, Gauteng, South Africa, from March 23 to
27, 2015. 

The workshop being co-organized by the Committee on Earth Observation
Satellites (CEOS, http://ceos.org
<http://ceos.org/ourwork/workinggroups/wgcapd/> ) Working Group on
Capacity Building and Data Democracy (WGCapD,
http://ceos.org/ourwork/workinggroups/wgcapd/ ). The primary objective
is to take advantage of the 30m SRTM topographic data and develop
capacity within SADC to use the elevation model in different
applications with a specific emphasis on flood modelling. Course
participants will include two course coordinators from the Brazilian
Space Agency (INPE) and the University of Colorado in the US, as well as
20 participants from the SADC region. 

The CEOS WGCapD was formed at the 25th CEOS Plenary in 2011. The
activities of the group are aligned with the four pillars of the Data
Democracy Initiative Mission (DDIM) and aims to unify CEOS efforts toward:
- providing wider and easier access to Earth observation data
- increasing the sharing of software tools such as open source software
and open systems interface
- increasing data dissemination capabilities and transferring relevant
technologies to end users
- providing intensive capacity building, education and training
(including awareness and outreach) to end users to gather information
and increase their communication of the results.

Draft agenda: 

Contact: patrick.obrien at noaa.gov or psibandze at sansa.org.za

Source: http://www.sansa.org.za/news/96-newsletter?start=5

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