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At the end of June 2019, a SCIONA team travelled to the Orupembe and Marienfluss conservancies in the Kunene Region. The co-design team met with local game guards from these conservancies.


A team of researchers and students travelled from Windhoek to the Skeleton Coast National Park during the first week of June 2019. The team went to collect the first set of litterbags that were deployed in the field end of March 2019.


A multidisciplinary SCIONA team travelled from Windhoek to Iona National Park in Angola during the second half of May 2019. Community workshops were held in and near the park: at Monte Negro near the border with Namibia, at Cambeno in the centre, and at Pediva just north of the park.


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Date: 26 Jun 2019 to 06 Jul 2019

Wildlife camera traps used by community game guards

At the end of June 2019, a SCIONA team travelled to the Orupembe and Marienfluss conservancies in the Kunene Region. The co-design team met with local game guards from these conservancies. 

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Date: 06 Jun 2019 to 10 Jun 2019

Litterbags collection for the litter decomposition experiment begins in the Skeleton Coast National Park

 

A team of researchers and students travelled from Windhoek to the Skeleton Coast National Park during the first week of June 2019. The team went to collect the first set of litterbags that were deployed in the field end of March 2019. The aim of the experiment is to measure the rate of litter decomposition in a hyper-arid system.

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Date: 06 May 2019

Invitation to be part of the first MAPATHON in Namibia 

NUST – 06 and 13th May 2019 

What is a Mapathon? 

A Mapathon – also called mapping party- is a coordinated mapping event. The public is invited to make online map improvements in their local area to improve coverage. Mapathons use an online site for storing map data. Mapathons are often held inside (armchair mapping) in a room with strong Wi-Fi for simultaneous access, assisted by satellite imagery (Wikipedia). 

See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAcsCmvG2hs 

Who can participate to the Mapathon? 

Anybody with GIS skills. The two best skills of a Mapathoner are (i) being smart in high resolution image interpretation and (ii) being meticulous in digitising. 

When and Where? 


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