An ambitious initiative to utilise ESA satellite data to improve availability and management of African water resources took a further step forward on a hill slope overlooking Rome this week.
ESRIN, the European Centre for Earth Observation in Frascati near Rome, was the setting for the two-day TIGER Workshop which is being followed by three days of Earth Observation technology training sessions.
ESAs Director of Earth Observation Programmes and Head of ESRIN Volker Liebig began the Workshop on Monday 3 October by welcoming the 95 participants coming from 31 countries: "We consider the TIGER Initiative to be a very important application of our space programmes and Earth Observation satellite data. There are now 50 projects in progress, 70% of which are being headed by African organisations. A dedicated TIGER Office will also be opened in Africa."
Diego Fernandez | alfa
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