GGM Mini-Conference: Program available

Posted on November 11, 2021

The program for our 2021 GGM Department Mini-Conference is now available. The conference will be held 12 November (venue TBC), and is accredited with the SAGC for CPD credits (SAGC CPD UNI 788). 

8:30

Arrival – tea/coffee & refreshments

 

Session 1

9:00

Welcome  -     Prof Serena Coetzee

9:10

Caring through science - Visualizing geographic accessibility of health care facilities in areas with high prevalence of comorbidities.          Lourens Snyman (PhD Geography).  Supervised by Serena Coetzee

9:30

Tropical Cyclone Eloise: a case study to evaluate the efficacy of Impact-Based Severe Weather Warning Services in South Africa.  Elizabeth Viljoen (PhD Meteorology).   Supervised by Liesl Dyson and Nerhene Davis 

9:50

Understanding the two-way interactions between aardvark (Orycteropus afer) burrowing and the surrounding landscape characteristics at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa.   Mapuru Morena John   (MSc Geography).      Supervised by Natalie Haussmann and Christel Hansen

10:10              

An exploratory digital environment for learning about southern African pre-colonial urbanism – A usability study.  Brenda Maina (MSc Geoinformatics). Supervised by Serena Coetzee, Victoria Rautenbach and Stefania Merlo

10:30

Break

 

Session 2

11:00

Supercell radar characteristics over the highveld of South Africa; Christina Liesker. (MSc Meteorology)

Supervised by  Liesl Dyson

11:20

A spatio-temporal examination of neighbourhood-level resilience to crime in Khayelitsha, South Africa: The role of the built environment.     Lauren Pijper (MSc Geoinformatics).   Supervised by Gregory Breetzke

11:40

The characteristics of Rossby wave packets in the South Atlantic Ocean/South African sector.

Tsholanang Rammopo (MSc Meteorology). Supervised by  Thando Ndarana

12:00

Assessment of image classifiers for generating machine-learning training samples for mapping invasive alien plants using DESIS hyperspectral imagery.   Madodomzi Mafanya (PhD. Geoinformatics).

Supervised by Philemon Tsele, Abel Ramoelo and Tsungai Zengeya

 

 

12:30

Lunch

 

Session 3

13:30

Categorisation of Rossby wave breaking events over South Africa.

Donald Nkabinde (MSc Meteorology).   Supervised by Thando Ndarana

13:50

Towards a standardised approach in cross-national spatial crime research: A case study analysis.        Gretha Groeneveld (PhD Geography).     Supervised by Gregory Breetzke.

14:10

Machine learning approach of mapping and monitoring woody canopy cover in the Indigenous forests of Southern Africa using “Collect Earth Online” training data, LiDAR, and ALOS PALSAR data.  Mcebisi Qabaqaba (PhD Environmental Management).     Supervised by Laven Naidoo, Philemon Tsele, Abel Ramoelo and Moses Cho.

14:30

Perceptions of addresses in South Africa.   Azile Mdleleni.  Supervised by Victoria Rautenbach and Serena Coetzee

14:50

Closing

- Author Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Published by Christel Hansen

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