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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The GMES and Africa Communication and Engagement Strategy is available online

Communication and awareness raising is one of the pillars in the GMES and Africa Support Programme. The Programme has developed its Communication and Engagement Strategy.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lu dans SciDev : La formation, élément clé de la maîtrise des technologies spatiales

C'est en tous les cas l'opinion de trois spécialistes de ce domaine, interrogé par SciDev en marge d'une rencontre réunissant en mars à Paris divers spécialistes venus réfléchir sur le développement des activités spatiales en Afrique, dans le but de soutenir le développement du continent.

Save the date: The EUMETCAST Africa service will move from 5° location to 8° location!

The current EUTELSAT 5 satellite is approaching its end of life and a C-band service will no longer be available from the 5° location. The follow-on service will be provided from EUTELSAT 8 West starting 1 May 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Save the date: Sentinel 3B will be launched on April 25th

The Sentinel-3 satellites carry the same suite of cutting-edge instruments to measure oceans, land, ice and atmosphere. Sentinel-3A has been in orbit since February 2016 and will be joined by Sentinel-3B on April 25th. 


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.