South African Group on Earth Observations

Integrated use of earth observations for societal benefit in South Africa

The objectives of SA-GEO are to promote the use and application of Earth observations in daily activities; promote networking within the South African Earth Observations communities; share scientific and applications knowledge on the uses of earth observations; provide a forum for researchers, academics, public officials, industry, data suppliers, consultants, NGOs and other professionals interested in earth observations to interact.

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GEOSS Portal


The GEOSS Portal is your main entry point to Earth Observation data from all over the world.
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SAEOSS, the South African Earth Observation System of Systems, provides access to spatial data and information. » Access the portal

Grants and calls

Upcoming events

At the beginning of August, various stakeholders from DigitalGlobe, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), launched the third Earth Observation data, Innovation challenge with a rousing call to join the space industry revolution by contributing novel applications for Earth observations gathered by satellites.

The winners will receive access to the DigitalGlobe’s GBDX Platform and the Licensed Content; This includes DigitalGlobe’s 18-year, 100 Petabyte library of high-resolution, multispectral imagery, as well as pre-built machine learning and remote sensing algorithms. In addition, they can also access the latest imagery from NASA’s Landsat and ESA’s Sentinel data.

Any South African based organisation or individual can enter the open innovation challenge, whether an experienced space entrepreneur or someone who can envision how this data can be used to address issues around food security, water security, environmental sustainability and building urban resilience.



Communities of Practice

Register to join a community

To join a Community of Practice (see the various COPs listed above), please complete the registration form.