remote sensing


Submitted by Cesar CARMONA-MORENO on 30 April, 2014 - 17:54

Measuring precipitation intensity is not straightforward and over many areas, ground observations are lacking and satellite observations are used to fill this gap. The most common way of retrieving rainfall is by addressing the problem "top-down" by inverting the atmospheric signals reflected or radiated by atmospheric hydrometeors. However, most applications are interested in how much water reaches the ground, a problem that is notoriously difficult to solve from a "top down" perspective.

How satellites could be used to devise a warning system against Cholera

Submitted by Water Team on 9 July, 2013 - 10:48

Cholera remains one of the most prevalent water-related infections in many tropical regions of the world, specifically coastal areas of South Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

TWO vacancies open at the Joint Research Centre- ISPRA

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 16 December, 2010 - 16:02
Start 16/12/2010 - 15:02 End 11/01/2011 - 12:00

2 vacancies are open at the IES - JRC ISPRA ( grant holder positions), application is possible until the 11 jan 2011, 12.00 am (Milan time).

IES-2010-301040 - Remote Sensing for Water Resources Monitoring in Developing Countries

IES-2010-301041 - Improving Knowledge on Water Ecosystem Services in Developing Countries


2nd GEOSS African Water Cycle Symposium

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 19 November, 2010 - 10:53
Start 23/02/2011 (All day) End 25/02/2011 (All day)


Draft Agenda

Wednesday, 23 February

Morning           Opening:

・  GEO Secretariat

・  AU, EU, UNECA, AMCOW, Government of Ethiopia (Water Minister, Inst. of Met.)

Introduction and Update on GEOSS Implementation: GEO Secretariat

Key Note Lecture:

・  “Overview of African Water Needs” Abou Amani (TBC), UNESCO (30min)

・  “GEOSS: Observations” Barbara Ryan, WMO (20min)

・  ”GEOSS Data integration” Toshio Koike,UT (20min)

・  ”GEOSS Capacity building” Chris Mannaerts, ITC (20min)

SERVIR-Africa community news - entries posted in June 2010

Submitted by Kate Lance on 1 July, 2010 - 17:57
- 1st AMESD Environment Watch Bulletin on Monitoring of active bushfires
- South Africa gets Google Street View
- South Africa: An interactive map to fight Aids
- Setting up CSIR's fire detection system in East Africa
- Kenya
ICT Board Call for proposals: digital content and software applications
- Reunion Island to acquire Earth observation ground station

EIS Africa Newsletter - May 2010

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 3 June, 2010 - 09:23

Newsletter May 2010


Website of the EIS - Africa :

Estudio de Viabilidad para el Análisis de la Dinámica Anual e Interanual del Lago Chad em

Submitted by Cesar CARMONA-MORENO on 2 February, 2010 - 13:47

Este trabajo se desarrolla con el fin de proporcionar información y evaluar la viabilidad de los datos de Observación de la Tierra para la realización de un seguimiento de la evolución de la lámina de agua y del estado de la vegetación. En concreto, se propone caracterizar la evolución multitemporal anual e inter-anual de la lámina de agua, la vegetación acuática y la cobertura vegetal del Lago Chad, reconocer las zonas mayormente influenciadas y afectadas de la superficie del lago, e identificar el tipo de correlación que puede existir en torno a las dinámicas de estas variables para el caso de estudio seleccionado.

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