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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.

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

Earth Observation for the growth of Blue Economy in Africa

The possible contributions of Earth Observation applications for Blue growth in Africa under the GMES & Africa Support programme was tabled for discussion

Sentinel hub - 1 year free earth observation data

ESA has partnered with Sentinel Hub to offer your business 1 year free and easy access to a wide range of EO data and 10 hours of support to help you build new services.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Copernicus Research and User Support (RUS) Service portal

The RUS Service is the “New Expert Service for Sentinel Users” funded by the European Commission, managed by the European Space Agency, and operated by CS SI and its partners.

Earth Observation for the Africa We Want

Invited to the AfricaGIS 2017 as a keynote speaker, the Coordinator of the GMES and Africa Support Programme underlined the significant role of Earth Observation and monitoring of Africa’s abundant natural resources in conserving the welfare of current and future generations.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

ICT based tools of MESA transferred to GMES and Africa

Following a series of consultations in the last six months between the two Programmes, ICT based tools of MESA have been transferred to GMES & Africa

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Transforming land-based resource management: the role of GMES and Africa Support Programme

Extreme weather events, climate change, land degradation, droughts and floods severely affect the Earth, and Africa is severely impacted by these environmental challenges.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Join the Copernicus Academy and Relays Networks!

Do you want to engage with the European Commission at a national, regional and local level to foster Copernicus user uptake and market development? The Commission is launching a call for expression of interest to open two Copernicus Networks to new members...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

GMES & Africa contributes to awareness raising on applications of Space technologies

The African Union Commission participated the high level awareness raising workshop on space science applications held at the UNECA on 07 October 2017, in Addis Ababa.

Friday, October 6, 2017

AUC kick started assessing grant applications for the GMES & Africa

The African Union Commission has kick-started the assessment of grant applications for the GMES & Africa Support Programme at the Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Friday, September 29, 2017

GMES and Africa is one of the keynote speakers in Africa GIS 2017 Conference

GMES & Africa Support Programme Coordinator, Dr Tidiane Ouattara is one of the keynote speakers in the upcoming Africa GIS 2017 Conference which will be held in Addis Ababa from 20 to 24 November 2017 under the theme: Geospatial and Statistical information imperatives for the ‘Africa We Want’.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sentinel-2 cloudless mosaic: the first global (almost) cloud-free view of planet

EOX IT Services, an Austrian Open Source solution provider for Earth Observation services, has implemented a methodical process crafting an almost cloudless Sentinel-2 map of the world

Thursday, September 21, 2017

GMES and Africa Draws Lessons from MESA Sustainability Meeting

A stakeholders meeting on the sustainability of the achievements of the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) is underway at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The meeting discussed lessons learned, sustainability mechanisms and exit plan for the MESA project.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

GMES and AFRICA participates in the AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum 2017

This inaugural African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) – Africa Hydromet Forum was held in Addis Ababa to provide strategic insight towards Africa’s climate and disaster resilience through improvement of hydrological, meteorological and early-warning services. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

A key governance pillar of GMES and Africa holds its inaugural ordinary session

The GMES & Africa Policy Coordination and Advisory Committee (PCAC) has held its inaugural ordinary session in Abidjan, Côte d’ivoire, from 4 to 6 September 2017. PCAC is a key governance pillar of GMES & Africa.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Copernicus assists in monitoring risks and planning for response to marine pollution

A recent example on how data provided by the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service can contribute to the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC)

Friday, August 25, 2017

A wealth of Copernicus training videos at your disposal

A total of 68 training videos complete with presentations and module demonstrations on the Copernicus programme - such as material on funding instruments, access to Copernicus data and information and the many uses thereof - are at the disposal of Entrepreneurs, developers, GI professionals and public authorities, as well as all interested stakeholders. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Administrative Agreement between DG DEVCO and JRC

JRC will continue in providing a support to the GMES & Africa implementing actors along the same lines as in the framework of AMESD and MESA projects, i.e. covering the institutional, training, and scientific/technological aspects.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A new Commissioner has been elected for HRST

Her Excellency Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang, from Cameroon, was elected as the new Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

GMES and Africa visits ESA-ESRIN

Following the invitation of ESA/ESRIN, the GMES and Africa team -composed of the Project Management Unit (PMU) and the Technical Assistance Team (TAT) - performed a visit to ESRIN headquarters in Frascati, Italy on the 3rd and 4th of July, 2017. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

GMES and AFRICA participates in the conference “Space Solutions for Resilience in the Mediterranean”, Malta

Invited by the European Space Agency, the Coordinator was given the opportunity to present how GMES and Africa can contribute to a more prosperous and integrated Africa and what could be the innovative benefits from Copernicus data use.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Recruitment of Assessors to evaluate the proposals received under the 2017 GMES & Africa Open Call for Proposals

On 23rd May, 2017, the AUC has launched a call for proposals for Grants under the above mentioned initiative. In this regards, AUC would like now to engage the services of Individual consultants to work as independent assessors for the above call for proposals. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Appel à Propositions Ouvert

La Commission de l'Union africaine invite les institutions africaines intéressées et éligibles à faire des propositions pour la mise en œuvre du programme de soutien GMES et Afrique dont les principaux objectifs sont les suivants:

Open Call for Proposals

The African Union Commission invites proposals from interested and eligible African institutions for the implementation of the GMES & Africa Support Programme with the following specific objectives:

Official Launching of the GMES & Africa Call for Proposals 2017

The African Union Commission and European Commission have launched the Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (GMES & Africa) Grants. The launching was marked by a joint press conference by the AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Dr. Martial De Paul Ikounga, and Mr. Thorsten Clausing, Chargé d'Affaires of the European Union Delegation to the African Union. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Live stream video of the launch of the GMES and Africa call for proposals

The African Union Commission is about to invite Proposals from interested and eligible African institutions for the implementation of the GMES & Africa Support Programme

Thursday, May 11, 2017

GMES & Africa participates in the MESA 2nd Policy Dialogue Workshop

On 10th to 11th May, the Water and Natural Resources GMES and AFRICA Senior Expert (M Mahama Bachir SALEY) and the Marine and Coastal Resources Technical Expert (M David KIRUGARA) have participated in the MESA 2nd Policy Dialogue Workshop held at the AUC, the Small Conference Hall.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

GMES & Africa visits JRC


The GMES & African team (Programme Management Unit including of AUC, and Technical Assistance Team) is invited for a coordination meeting at JRC in Ispra, Italy, from 4th to 5th May 2017.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

GMES & Africa visits EUMETSAT


Based on the existing Memorandum of Understanding on Earth Observation between the African Union Commission and the EUMETSA T, GMES & Africa team, (Programme Management Unit including Technical Assistance Team) has been invited for a coordination meeting at EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany on 2-3 May 2017.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

GMES & Africa participates in 2nd MESA Forum, 24-28 April 2017


The goal of the 2nd MESA Forum is to enhance exchanges with policy makers and the general public on MESA achievements in addressing environmental challenges, including lessons learnt and perspectives for GMES & Africa and other programs.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

5th GMES & Africa Grants Information Meeting - Central Africa Region, Libreville-Gabon, 12-13 April 2017


The GMES & Africa Programme, organized the fifth information session with potential applicants for its grants in the Central Africa region from the 12th to the 13th of April 2017, at the Hotel Boulevard in Libreville - Gabon.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4th GMES & Africa Grants Information Meeting - Northern Africa Region, Cairo-Egypt, 03-04 April 2017


The GMES & Africa Programme organized the 4th information session with potential applicants for its grants in the Northern Africa region from the 03rd to the 04th of February 2017, at the Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski, Cairo-Egypt.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

3rd GMES & Africa Grants Information Meeting - Southern Africa Region, Harare-Zimbabwe, 15-16 Mar. 2017

The GMES & Africa Programme, organized the third information session with potential applicants for its grants in the South Africa region from the 15th to the 16th of March 2017, at the Hotel Meikles. in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Call for Entries – Competition for GMES and Africa Logo

The African Union Commission launches a logo competition for GMES and Africa. The Call is for African youth on the continent and in the diaspora to submit original artwork and concepts to the Science and Technology Division, under the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST).

Friday, March 3, 2017

2nd GMES & Africa Grants Information Meeting - Western Africa Region, Dakar-Senegal, 01-02 Mar. 2017

The GMES & Africa Programme, organized the second information session with potential applicants for its grants in the West Africa region from the 1st to the 2nd March 2017 at Novotel Hotel, in Dakar, Senegal.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

1st GMES & Africa Grants Information Meeting - Eastern Africa Region, Kigali-Rwanda, 17-18 Feb. 2017

The GMES & Africa Programme organized the first information session with potential applicants for its grants in the East Africa region from the 17th 18th of February 2017, at the Hotel Gorilla, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

GMES & Africa Kick-Off Meeting, Addis Ababa, 13-15 Feb. 2017

The African Union Commission and the European Union Commission have jointly organized the GMES & africa Support Programme kick-off meeting in AUC Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13 to 17 February 2017.