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Monday, February 19, 2018

GMES & Africa discusses usage and applications of Copernicus Data

Group Photo of workshop participants
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

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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

GMES & Africa's capacity development training workshop kick starts in Abidjan

The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES and Africa), kick starts capacity development training workshop for the thirteen consortia of institutions that have been officially awarded grants to implement the GMES & Africa at regional level in Africa.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

AUC Awards Thirteen Consortia of Institutions to Implement the GMES and Africa Support Programme

The African Union Commission (AUC) officially awards grants to thirteen successful consortia of institutions that will serve as Regional Implementing Centres for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES and Africa) Support Programme.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

GMES and AFRICA participates in the AfriCultuRes H2020 kick off meeting

AfriCultuRes (African Agricultural Systems with the Support of Remote Sensing) is the Horizon 2020 project that won a call on using Earth observation (EO) technology for improving food security in Africa.

Get trained to Radar Remote Sensing with ESA ECHOES in Space

Echoes from space can take you on a journey through the exciting world of Radar Remote Sensing. The learning is self-paced. Registration is open during all the course. You can also pick up learning when the time is right for you.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017