The African Union Commission conducts hands-on training on applications of Cloud Computing in Morocco

The African Union Commission (AUC) trains 35 experts from 25 African Space Institutions, academia, and the private sector. The hands-on training focuses on the Applications of  Cloud Computing on Earth Observation Services in Africa. It aims to optimize the benefits of the Digital Earth Economy in Africa. The training is taking place at CRASTE-LF and Mohammed V University of Rabat from 11 to 15 November 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.

Group photo of the training participants

The one-week training aims to equip African space institutions with skills for integrating cloud solutions in their daily work of producing user-centric Earth Observation services for effective decision-making. 

The African Union-led, GMES and Africa, Programme is a pan-African Earth Observation Programme of the African Union Commission. This training is part of the GMES and Africa Training Strategy addresses the needs of African Earth Observation institutions and responds to the African Outer Space Flagship Strategy which calls for reinforcement of capacities to raise a critical mass of scientists in hardware, software and space services. The African Agenda 2063 also promotes capacity development with an emphasis on soft skills for targeted knowledge-based economies in Africa. 

The African Union Commission holds this training in collaboration with institutions: CRASTE-LF, European Space Agency, Joint Research Center and EUMETSAT.
The GMES and Africa Programme is co-financed by the European Union.


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Harmonised Data Access for Earth Observation, Michael Schick
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