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October 2010

e-Newsletter - October 2010

SAEON launches Fynbos Node

Fynbos has stood out among other vegetation types worldwide and is regarded as unique in terms of its biodiversity...

SAEON Fynbos Node will help manage South Africa’s biodiversity heritage

Highlights from the keynote address by Mr Derek Hanekom, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, at the official launch of the SAEON Fynbos Node...

SAEON Summit 2010 – Benchmarking environmental change observation regimes

The Summit set out to provide an overview of the work of the network as well as international experiences against which to benchmark SAEON’s joint efforts and approaches...

Exciting developments at ILTER Business Meeting 2010

ILTER has become a growing organisation in which SAEON continues to play a significant role...

First deployment of the NRF’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) yields promising results

The first deployments were used to assess the ability of the ROV to conduct quantitative surveys...

SAEON Fynbos Node promotes collaborative fynbos restoration

Due to their long-term stability and world-wide distribution, botanic gardens are ideally placed to offer support to restoration practitioners...

All in the name of science

SAEON’S Ndlovu Node has been “harvesting” trees at a mining site to provide more of the basic data upon which complex global climate models are built...

Landmark workshop aims to enhance prediction models for African countries

The overall outcome of the ongoing workshops is to achieve an increase in the flow of products to the region by using new ocean observation methods...

SAEON and CHPC in collaboration agreement to develop data platforms

CHPC has provided a hosting platform for a test version of the SAEON Data Portal, with a view to evaluating the feasibility of a longer-term home for the Portal and its associated sites...

SAEON Megasheet facilitates workflow between three key marine data suppliers

The Megasheet provides an overview of the data that are available, what state they are in, where they can be obtained, as well as the metadata of each cruise...

Fiona gets on board to support key SAEON data projects

Fiona Cuff will be representing SAEON on various multi-institutional data programmes...

Workshop to develop Marine and Coastal Atlas for Africa

The workshop focused on data types and sources, and how to manipulate them to create atlas products...

SAEON Awards at Eskom Expo dominated by girl learners

The SAEON Special Awards for the best projects in environmental monitoring were prominent at the 30th Eskom Expo for Young Scientists...

SAEON’s role in developing the next generation of scientists

SAEON’s first environmental science education symposium created a platform for educators, learners and scientists to engage on science in the school curriculum...

GSN Day concludes Summit on a high note

The 13 students who attended GSN Day were chosen on the merit of their poster abstracts at the SAEON Summit...

SAEON in the media

The SAEON Summit received coverage in print and broadcast media...
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