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Publishing opportunity

For publishing Africa-oriented EO research results, we are editing a special issue of the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation: African EO Challenges and Solutions in Water Scarcity and Food Security – Mapping the Environment We encourage our

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New research gap survey

To support the development of the roadmap of the EO AFRICA R&D Facility for 2024-2026 We launched a questionnaire in 2021, which helped define the user needs of the African EO community. Our scientific field is developing very quickly, so

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15th on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Webinar Series

  • Accessing cloud services using openEO and additional data processing capabilities offered by ILWISPy | Tuesday, 9 January, 2024, 11:00 CET (GMT+1) | Online webinar with live-chat | This webinar starts with the use of the Innovation Lab in conjunction with openEO / ILWISPy to access and process also data obtained from other cloud based data repositories.
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10th on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Online Courses

  • Surface Flood Modelling Supported by Cloud-Based RS & GIS | January 29 – February 23, 2024 | Online course with live-chat | Optical imagery supports a more natural identification of water bodies and digital elevation models add to the identification of potential flood areas. This course will review all these concepts and add a foundational but complete layer on surface water modelling using a full 2D version of HECRAS free software.
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Registration is open for Face to Face course on Parcel-based Crop Monitoring from Space

  • Face to Face course on Parcel-based Crop Monitoring from Space | Date: January 22 – 26, 2024 | Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal | Get ready to take part in this 5-day training with colleagues from all over the continent and learn how to tackle the challenges of Food Security by exploiting high resolution satellite observations to monitor crop production at individual field scale. The course consists of presentations and practical exercises in Python.
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14th on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Webinar Series

  • Crop mapping in Zankalon, Egypt using different ML classifiers in Python | December 6, 2023, 14:00 CET (GMT+1) | Online webinar with live-chat | In this webinar the introduction and overview of the machine learning algorithms and classifiers will be provided with a special focus on supervised ML methods such as: Random Forest, Support Vector Machines and unsupervised ML methods such as K-means.
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13th on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Webinar Series

  • Parcel-based crop monitoring from space | Wednesday, 29 November, 2023, 14:00 CET (GMT+1) | Online webinar with live-chat | This webinar will provide insights into the possibilities, limitations and remaining challenges related to high-resolution crop monitoring. Together we will explore which information can be derived from these satellite observations, including parcel extent, crop type, phenology, biomass production and crop stress.
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12th on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Webinar Series

  • Use of Remote Sensing to Insure against the Peril Drought | September 19, 2023, 14:00 CET | Online webinar with live-chat | The webinar will provide insights concerning the developed EO-based insurance model that utilizes NDVI-imagery to quantitatively assess occurring agronomic droughts. As a business model, since 2018, the Vegetation Index Crop Insurance (VICI) scheme is successfully in use by various Ethiopian organizations.
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Registration is open for Face to Face course on Soil Moisture and Inland Water Monitoring with Satellite Radar

  • Face to Face course on Soil Moisture and Inland Water Monitoring with Satellite Radar | October 16 – 20, 2023 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | This course is covering the general concepts of radar remote sensing, how radar/microwaves interact with soil and vegetation, soil moisture retrieval with satellite radar, and the concept of zenith radar altimetry.
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