AFRIGEOSS: An initiative to reinforce earth observation in Africa (Instituto de Meteorologia, Portugal)

AFRIGEOSS: An initiative to reinforce earth observation in Africa (Instituto de Meteorologia, Portugal)

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1 June 2012
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The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has launched the AfriGEOSS initiative, which aims to coordinate the implementation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and related Earth observation activities in Africa.

Supported by the GEO Secretariat and recognized by the Executive Committee, this initiative seeks to identify the challenges and then put in place measures to enhance Africa’s participation in, and contribution to, GEOSS. This participation will contribute to the continent’s efforts to bridge the digital divide and to build a knowledge-based economy using GEO networks and the GEOSS infrastructure.

The GEO partnership currently includes 22 Member states and four Participating Organisations from Africa. >> More

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