4th on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Online Courses

  • Vegetation and Drought Monitoring from Space | September 19 – October 14, 2022 | Online course with live-chat | The online course provides the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge on vegetation and drought monitoring based on satellite EO data. It introduces the general concept of EO-based vegetation/drought monitoring, shows the different types of potentially useful EO data, highlights relevant satellite sensors and freely available data products as well as explains different analysis techniques that can be employed for deriving meaningful information from satellite observations.
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6th on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Webinar Series

  • Hyper-Temporal Mapping of Agro-Ecological Systems | August 25, 2022, 14:00 CET | Online webinar with live-chat | This webinar introduces participants with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to map agro-ecological systems at region to country levels (benchmark mapping) for subsequent monitoring using ‘future’ EO-derived imagery.
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EO AFRICA Initiative

  • EO AFRICA Initiative | Tuesday – 24.05.2022, 03:20 PM | Agora SAPIENS, World Conference Center Bonn | The EO AFRICA Initiative will be explained and discussed during the Agora session of the ESA Living Planet Symposium next 24 of May in Bonn. Join us for an interesting roundtable-type discussion in which key representative of the Advisory Board and other African institutions will analyze the progress and define the future development of the EO AFRICA Initiative.
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3rd edition of the DLR/ESA open PolInSAR training course

  • 3rd edition of the DLR/ESA open PolInSAR training course | May 2 – July 8, 2022 | Online | Great opportunity to understand multi-parameter SAR data: The DLR-HR PolinSAR course offers a comprehensive training on SAR-based technics (PolSAR, InSAR, PolISAR, TomoSAR). This will be also an excellent opportunity for the users of our Innovation Lab to practice the cloud-based computing skills learnt, with a different platform. Places are limited but members of the EO AFRICA Community are particularly encouraged to apply.
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3rd on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Online Courses

  • Water and Energy budgets from Space | April 18 – May 13, 2022 | Online course with live-chat | Satellite Earth observation, hydro-meteorological modelling and data assimilation provide a powerful combination for quantifying hydroclimatic variables to effectively address water management issues in this online course, an introduction will be given to the theory and techniques to observe the water and energy cycle variables form space.
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EO AFRICA R&D Facility first two Online Courses

  • Cloud Computing and Algorithms for EO Analyses | March 15 – April 6, 2022 | Online course with live-chat | Introduction to Cloud Computing and its usage for Earth Observation (EO) data analysis. It starts with big geospatial data concepts and extends to Cloud Computing as one of the solutions for solving the problems of big EO data.
  • Principles of and advances in Earth Observation | March 28 – April 14, 2022 | This online course will provide participants with fundamental EO knowledge to better understand and use Earth Observation data.
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AfricaGIS 2021 Hackathon Event

  • AfricaGIS 2021 Hackathon on Food Security and Water Resources | November 22-25, 2021 | Centre Universitaire de Recherche et d’Application en Télédétection (CURAT), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoir | Get ready to take part in the 3-day hackathon jointly organized by the EO AFRICA R&D Facility, GMES&Africa and CURAT as a part of the AfricaGIS 2021 conference.
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EO AFRICA R&D Facility kick-off

As part of a long-term strategy (>10 years), the European Space Agency launched their new initiative EO AFRICA (African Framework for Research Innovation, Communities and Applications in Earth Observation), by the kick-off meeting of the EO AFRICA Research and Development

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📢Interested in cloud-based #EO analysis techniques for #Water and #foodsecurity? Join the upcoming @EOAfricaRD1 course:
Where: Nairobi, Kenya @RCMRD_
When: November 7 – 11, 2022
Deadline for applications⚠️: 14 of October

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The @EOAfricaRD1 supports curricula building at African universities in #cloudcomputing, #EO #crops, #foods & #droughts monitoring:

@AAU_67, @pau_africaunion, @AfriLabs:
Also available at the portal @GMESAfrica


🆕#EOAfrica #EXPLORERS officially kicked off!

Together with @vista_geo & @LIST_Luxembourg we will evaluate the use of #hyperspectral & #thermal data for #drought monitoring

The results will flow into recommendations for the upcoming #Sentinel missions

📢Appel à propositions de recherche:@EOAfricaRD1, en collaboration avec la @_AfricanUnion va soutenir propositions de recherche. Les bourses visent à aider des activités dédiées aux défis liés au manque de ressources en eau & la sécurité alimentaire

📢The 2nd call for the @EOAfricaRD1 Research Proposals has been published!! mind the submission deadline: 🗓️15 November 2022, 18:00 CET 🗓️
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Achieving the #EOAFRICA goals😀:
@EOAfricaRD1 trainee @BuyungoJesse showed how #EO can monitor #water level variations for #DecisionMaking in #irrigation systems at @RCMRD_ #RIC last week.

Building an #African community strong on #EO for #waterandfoodsecurity

📢To our @EOAfricaRD1 Community Members: the EOAFRICA #Forum has been implemented; an online discussion board to ask questions, share experiences, and discuss topics of mutual interest. A virtual place to communicate and interact! 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾

Given the current #foodsecurity threat in #Africa, monitoring agroecosystems is more urgent than ever. The next @EOAfricaRD1 course (Kigali, Oct 18-22) will show the potential of #EO for agroecosystem monitoring from space.
Applications open at