Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A plan for 20,000 weather stations in Africa

The Trans-African HydroMeteorological Observatory (TAHMO) hopes to expand the continent’s weather-watching capacity, transforms the culture of African climate observations and the capacity for scientific discovery, by deploying weather stations at every 30km

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Establishment of Humanitarian and Early Warning Mechanisms in Africa

The African Union Commission and various stakeholders and partners have been discussing the establishment of integrated and continental Humanitarian and Early Warning Mechanisms in Africa,

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Marine User Handbook for Sentinel-3 users available online

A user guide that summarises  key information  required to enable both general users and technical  users to get information about marine altimetry products, from Sentinel-3 is made available online.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Copernicus helps reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion

Conservation, management and restoration of ecosystems and vegetated foreshores can help reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion. Free and open data from Copernicus helps to monitor vegetation characteristics, wave attenuation, sedimentation and erosion.

Monday, February 19, 2018

GMES & Africa discusses usage and applications of Copernicus Data

Experts from Africa and Europe discusses how the Global Monitoring of Environment and Security & Africa Support Programme can adapt and use Earth Observation data from Sentinel satellites.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sentinel monitors Harmful Algal Blooms

When colonies of microscopic algae grow out of control in the water bodies, Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) can occur. HAB produce toxins that cause massive fish deaths, poison shellfish beds, and contribute to human illness and death. Thanks to Sentinel-3's , it is possible to track HABs.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

ESA provides Earth Observation data from non-ESA missions to users freely

ESA and GAF have extended their agreement about the provision of IRS data and DSMs as Third Party Mission (TPM) data to scientific users until end 2018 or until full consumption of the budget, whichever occurs first. Depending on the scientific relevance of their proposals, ESA will grant scientists free-of-charge access to IRS optical HR/MR satellite imagery and DSMs.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A year of achievements and Copernicus plans for 2018

If 2017 has been a landmark year in the history of the Copernicus programme, more will come in 2018. In an Editorial published on 12/01/2018, Philippe Brunet, Director for Space Policy Copernicus and Defence at EC's DG GROW explains.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

GMES and AFRICA Season's Greetings / Meilleurs Voeux

As the year 2017 comes to an end, GMES and Africa Support Programme recounts in its success stories, the selection and official awarding of 13 consortia of African institutions, for the execution of the programme at the continental, regional and national levels.