The South African Earth Observation System of Systems (SAEOSS) portal offers the South African Earth observations community the opportunity to discover, access and eventually analyse Earth observations datasets.

South Africa faces the challenge of making Earth observations discoverable, accessible and usable at local, provincial and national levels of government, as well as to the private sector, academia, science councils, and more recently, to educators and learners.

SAEOSS facilitates Earth observations data discovery, access and use to address societal benefit areas. Data include measurements and monitoring of the Earth; its land surface and what lies beneath; its water surfaces and what lies below them; its air and air quality; and its atmospheric conditions. These data are used to measure the health of human, plants and animals within South Africa.

Within a global context, SAEOSS contributes to GEOSS by its interconnectivity based on the interoperability of data and data systems.

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