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  • Remote sensing short course dates announced

    Posted on July 01, 2019

    The department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology will again offer an Introductory remote sensing short course from 25-27 September 2019. This course will be led by Mr. Philemon Tsele and is targeting beginners in industry who have the appetite to acquire basic knowledge and skill in...

  • Latest seasonal forecast available - June 2019

    Posted on June 10, 2019

    The latest seasonal forecast (June) predicts a weak of the central Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures. This suggests the occurrence of a weak to moderate El Niño event towards summer. From the CPC/IRI El Niño Watch in May: El Niño is likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere...

  • Congratulations to our academic achievers

    Posted on May 30, 2019

    The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Student Achievers event was held on 30 May. Five of our students were among the recipients.

  • New acting Director for CFES

    Posted on May 29, 2019

    We woul like to congratulate Prof Emma Archer in her new post as Acting Director of the Centre for Environmetnal Studies (CFES). Prof Archer has taken this post on as of May 1st, and she has commenced, with the CFES team, on the work of expanding the Centre's research outputs, as well as the...

  • Latest seasonal forecast available - May 2019

    Posted on May 15, 2019

    The latest seasonal forecast (May) predicts a weak warming of the central Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures. With regards to rainfall in the SADC region, areas most likely associated with favourable rainfall outcomes are mainly restricted to the southern and southeastern coastal and interior...

  • Student awarded CONSAS Award

    Posted on May 15, 2019

    Brenda-Ai Maina, a successful graduate of our BSc Geoinformatics in 2018, has been awarded one of the CONSAS Awards for 2019.

  • Guest lecture by Alize le Roux (CSIR)

    Posted on May 12, 2019

    Alize le Roux and colleagues from the CSIR spoke to students and staff in the Department on 10 May on the use of GIS in developing the recently launched Green Book.

  • Industry visit to Esri South Africa enhances students understanding of skills needed in the work place

    Posted on May 10, 2019

    The final year geoinformatics and meteorology students visited Esri South Africa on 9 May 2019.

  • Quadriplegic student graduates with MA from the Centre for Environmental Studies

    Posted on May 10, 2019

    Izak Boshoff (IB) Foster, a quadriplegic student as a result of a high school rugby accident, graduated during the April graduation ceremonies with his MA Environment and Society degree. Mr Foster obtained the degree under the supervision of Dr Natalie Haussmann, from the Department of Geography,...

  • Reaching out through mapping FGM

    Posted on April 20, 2019

    On Thursday the 4th of April 2019, CGIS YouthMappers from The Centre for Geoinformation Science visited St. John’s College in Houghton, Johannesburg to attend a mapathon to help map areas of rural Tanzania in the efforts to help alleviate female genital mutilation (FGM).

  • Latest seasonal forecast available - April 2019

    Posted on April 10, 2019

    The latest seasonal forecast (April) continues to predict a weak El Niño into the Northern Hemisphere spring and summer (Austral autumn and winter). Favourable rainfall in the SADC region is restricted to the southern and southeastern regions.

  • Guest lecture on GISSA and use of GIS in research and industry

    Posted on April 09, 2019

    Prevlan Chetty from GCS and GISSA, Samy Katumba from the GCRO, and Sirosha Budram from Hexagon Geospatial spoke to 2nd and 3rd year students enrolled in GIS courses on 8 April.

  • First Soapbox at NAS with two renowned academics

    Posted on April 05, 2019

    Two seasoned academics from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), Prof Jan Verschoor (Biochemistry) and Prof Wentzel Schoeman (Chemistry) recently gave their own unique flavour to the term ‘soapbox’.

  • GGM department successfully offers a remote sensing short course

    Posted on March 30, 2019

    The department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (hereafter, GGM) for the first time offered an Introductory remote sensing short course from 26-28 March 2019. This course, led by Mr. Philemon Tsele, targeted beginners in industry who have the appetite to acquire basic knowledge and...

  • Two NAS researchers elected to SCAR

    Posted on March 20, 2019

    Two researchers from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria, Dr Thulani Makhalanyane and Dr Christel Hansen, have been elected to the South African National Committee (SANC) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), an...

  • New members to our team

    Posted on March 15, 2019

    We would like to welcome Prof Emma Archer to our department, as well as Ms Azile Mdleleni as our Work Integrated Learning intern, and Ms Lauren Pijper, who will join us as the Academic intern for this year.

  • Latest seasonal forecast available - March 2019

    Posted on March 12, 2019

    The latest March seasonal forecast continues to predict a weak El Niño into the Northern Hemisphere spring (Austral autumn). The south and southwestern parts of the Cape are also predicted to get more rain.

  • Prestigious Centenary Award for Dr Christel Hansen

    Posted on March 05, 2019

    Dr Christel Hansen, a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria, and a professional geographic information science practitioner, was recently awarded the prestigious Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Centenary Award for 2019.

  • Latest Seasonal Forecast Available - February 2019

    Posted on February 09, 2019

    The latest seasonal forecast is now available and a weak El Niño is predicted into early spring.

  • Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2019) now available

    Posted on February 04, 2019

    The second issue of the 2019 NAS T&L Bulletin was officially launched on 1 February 2019. According to Dr Rory Biggs from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, one of the editorial members of the Bulletin, "The T&[email protected] Bulletin aims to be a forum for sharing thoughts,...

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