About SANSA Earth Observation

SANSA Earth Observation drives and coordinates South Africa's Earth observation efforts to sustainably benefit all South Africans in an earth-friendly manner. Our activities are aligned with the South African Earth Observation Strategy (SAEOS) and other related international initiatives like GEO, GEOSS and CEOS. Our objective is to collect, assimilate and disseminate Earth observation data to support South Africa's policy-making, decision-making, economic growth and sustainable development initiatives.

Our impact is in providing:

  • Essential Earth observation services for socio-economic benefit, including environmental and resource management, disaster management and health, safety and security management
  • Data and value-added remote sensing services for Earth observation research and development
  • Human capital development and science advancement in geo-informatics, image and data processing and remote sensing
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