- Hyper-Temporal Mapping of Agro-Ecosystems & Assessing Land Suitability | February 6 – March 3, 2023 | Online course with live-chat | From early 2000 onwards, the availability of high-quality Hyper-Temporal (HT) EO, has created an enormous number of additional possibilities to map and detect changes as required to monitor impacts. Use of the dimensions “space & time” now lets us study and work on issues that earlier remained “out-of-reach” and remained “unanswered”.
- Face to Face course on Vegetation and Drought Monitoring from Space | January 23 – 27, 2023 | CRASTE-LF, Rabat, Morocco | A 5-day training to learn how to tackle the challenges of Food Security by exploiting satellite observations to monitor the occurrence and impacts of droughts on agricultural productivity at various spatial scales.
October 2022 was a busy month for the EO AFRICA R&D Facility, have a look at our activities during that month:
- Flood Mapping with Sentinel-1 data | December 6, 2022, 14:00 CET | Online webinar with live-chat | This webinar will focus on the importance and use of Sentinel-1 SAR data for flood mapping. With Sentinel-1 SAR data, we can map and analyse the affected flooded areas over a region, that may be not easily accessible, and even compare them with the official flood maps available.
During the AARSE 2022 International Conference, session: “Integrated Geospatial technologies in agriculture and food security”, Diana Chavarro-Rincon presented the EO AFRICA R&D Facility: Enabling a proactive African research community and creative innovation processes to address food security and water related
Parallel to the AARSE 2022, the GMES & Africa in partnership with the Rwanda Space Agency, Carnegie Mellon University Africa and the ESA EO AFRICA Initiative conducted an EO hackathon. During this hackathon the participants had to opportunity to tackle
Also previous to the AARSE 2022 conference and on the invitation of the GWEX Project (part of the World Climate Research Programme, WCRP), Zoltan Vekerdy and Diana Chavarro-Rincon introduced the Facility to the YESS (Young Earth System Scientist) Community during
As part of the series of face to face events linked to our Space Academy, Michael Marshall and Kees de Bie (ITC) successfully delivered the course “Monitoring of Agroecosystems from Space” on October 18-22 in Kigali, Rwanda as a preamble
The second week of October, Mahdi Farnaghi presented our Innovation Lab – and related support & training- during the workshop “Copernicus data access and use in Africa”. The objective of the workshop was to collect African institutions views on the
On the invitation of the Netherlands Space Office, NSO, Zoltán Vekerdy presented the Facility during the “Space for food security” conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This event served as an inspirational closure of the Geodata for Agriculture (G4AW) program of