By | November 23, 2018

NUST Wins Remote Sensing Competition In Botswana 2018

Namibia, represented by former and current NUST students, won the SADC Remote Sensing Competition, which was organised by the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). Namibia previously won this competition in 2013. The runners-up were South Africa, Madagascar and Tanzania, respectively.

Thirteen (13) SADC states took part in the competition, which is aimed at improving the remote sensing skills of participants. Remote sensing can best be described as the scanning of the earth by satellites or high-flying aircraft in order to obtain information.

FROM LEFT: Sarlotte Kalenga: NUST Alumna; Freddy Muyamba: Master of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation student, and Susanna Abraham: NUST Alumna, pictured at the airport upon returning from Botswana.Freddy Muyamba, a Master of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation student of the Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technology, as well as Susanna Abraham and Sarlotte Kalenga, who are alumnae of the University, made up the wining team.

The trio is currently employed by the Geological Survey of Namibia, with Muyamba as a Geoscientist and Abraham and Kalenga as Cartographers.
NUST’s Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation programmes, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, aim at providing practical-oriented education for higher level scientists /specialists that are able to provide practical solutions to problems in this sector, locally and beyond.

JOGMEC works as an adviser for Japanese mining companies, with a view to secure their safe and stable activities in mining sectors outside Japan. Among other key roles, JOGMEC provides financial and technical support to exploration and development projects carried out by Japanese companies.

Dr Tjama Tjivikua, NUST Vice-Chancellor (Pro Tem), congratulated the team for an excellent performance.