Natural resources

Overview: Natural resources CoP

Informed natural resource use planning and monitoring of utilisation will ensure sustainable productivity of resources.

Community contributions and activities
  • Assessment of existing natural resource-related data/information/systems;
  • Identification of core data custodians for natural resource-related data, detail break down and analysis;
  • Development of user specifications for a natural resource monitoring system; and
  • Promotion of the integration and coordination of and collaboration on EO-based natural resource management across multi-platform and multi-disciplinary network for South Africa.
Activities

Collaboration on:

  • Bushbuck Ridge pilot for a forest inventory and monitoring system;
  • Integrating LADA non-parametric data and fixed point observations into a monitoring system; and
  • Develop user requirements and identify societal benefits.
Co-chairs
  • South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
  • Council for scientific and industrial research (CSIR)
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

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