The GMES and Africa Support Programme holds its second technical experts meeting in Abidjan

The GMES and Africa Support Programme holds its second technical experts meeting in Abidjan. The meeting brings together twenty four experts drawn from the African Union Commission, thirteen consortia, The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss, exchange best practices and paves the way to GMES and Africa to provide services that will address the regional priorities of Africa said in his opening remark, Dr. Tidiane Ouattara, Space Science Expert and GMES and Africa Programme Coordinator at the African Union Commission. 

Technical experts identified the status of existing GMES and Africa environmental Stations (eStations) that are inherited from MESA (previous Earth Observation programme) and needs for additional eStations. The meeting also exchanged best practices in service packaging, developing tailor made services and training approaches in GMES and Africa.

The thirteen consortia are African institutions that are awarded the GMES and Africa grants to implement the GMES and Africa Support programme in central, eastern, western,southern and northern African regions. The three days  meeting runs from 20 to 22 September 2018. 

The GMES and Africa Programme is an earth observation programme, co financed by African Union Commission and the European Commission.

Group photo of the GMES and Africa second Technical Experts Meeting

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