Last SASUF remote sensing get-to-gether joins the young minds in Coolest Projects South Africa!

The very last meeting in the SASUF network for remote sensing ended on a different but still so important note!  Aligned with our mission to spread and even scout for knowledge on remote sensing in South Africa and Sweden, we joined the event Coolest Projects South Africa. Here, youngsters can showcase their programming, web, hardware and app projects.

Coolest Projects is the world’s leading technology fair for young people. For the third time it was on African soil, and because of Covid it was for the first time it was a physical event taking place in Cape Town. An impressive line of projects was presented by young brilliant minds. The youngest only 7 years old!

South Africa youngsters could enter their projects in any of the following categories:

  • visual programming: projects made in scratch, blockly
  • web: a page or site made in HTML, CSS and optionally javascript
  • games: a game you coded on any platform
  • hardware: projects involving robotics and/or electronics
  • mobile apps: a mobile app project

The event was organised by network member David Campey (FarmPin) and Erik Alexandersson (SLU) was one of the judges. Indeed, among about 20 great projects entered, 3 shinned a bit extra!

We are very happy that we could be part of this event! It will be back next year.

This ends the formal activities of this SASUF network for sensing and multispectral imaging for food, agriculture, and urban planning. We will continue with collaborations in various forms and constellations. We hope to again meet and present some of our activities during the SASUF Research and Innovation week in 2023!

Get more information and see all our other activities during 2020-2022 here