Top South African research bodies join forces on environmental monitoring

Two of the country’s top research institutions, the recently established South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (Sarao) and the South African Environmental Observation Network (Saeon) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to execute the Integrated Environmental Management Plan (IEMP) for the South Africa-based (Karoo-located) element of Phase 1 of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope (SKA1). The MoA covers three years, and construction of SKA1 is due to start …