Posted on November 17, 2010
The workshop took place between 1 and 5 November 2010 at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciencesv in Potsdam, Germany. Inkaba ye-Africa is a multidisciplinary Germany - South Africa collaborative Earth science initiative with a research focus on understanding the complex interactions between the solid earth, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the oceans. This leads to a better understanding of the global challenges faced by human kind as a result of changes (often anthropogenic of nature) in climate, natural resources, clean water and energy. It also addresses the central theme of the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM) at UP, namely The sciences concerned with our changing living environment. UP actively participates in the Inkaba ye-Africa initiative through collaborative research between staff in the Department of GGM. Key role players are Mr. Joel Botai and Prof. Ludwig Combrinck, both from the Department of GGM. Prof Combrinck, who is appointed as Extraordinary Professor at UP, is also Associate Director of the Space Geodesy program at the Hartbeestshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO). The award winner, Mr. Mungemuzulu, will conduct his MSc research that is funded by Inkaba ye-Africa under the supervision of Prof. Combrinck, and will commence with his studies in 2011.
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