Earth Observation Clinic Launched

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched Earth Observation (EO) Clinic as a rapid-response mechanism for small-scale and exploratory uses of satellite EO information in support of a wide range of projects and activities specific to International Development.

The EO Clinic consists of teams of EO service suppliers and satellite remote sensing experts in the ESA member states. They are ready to help development projects with a comprehensive range of skills and experience in terms of geospatial product generation and analysis, based on a large variety of satellite data.

The GMES and Africa Programme is a joint African Union and European Union operational EO program, demonstrating how Earth Observation data from space serves as a decision support tool for users in managing land, marine and environmental resources in Africa. The European Commission and the African Union Commission are pursuing Earth observation activities in a number of areas of common interest and cooperate in the framework of the GMES and Africa partnership. 

GAF, Technical Assistance to the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa Programme (GMES and Africa), is among the EO Clinic participating service companies.