GMES & Africa e-Station was recently installed on the premises of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. This equipment was a gift from the African Union and European Union Commissions, under the GMES and Africa Program, 2017-2021
MarCOSouth impact according to the GMES & Africa four pillars
The GMES and Africa programme is structured around four pillars of Data and Infrastructure, Services, Training and Education as well as Awareness raising. The MarCOSouth project activities are designed to enable the Southern African coastal region to solve and address local, regional and global challenges and to promote sustainable development under the European Union’s Copernicus programme.
The attached video summarizes the MarCOSouth progress around these four pillars and can be found at https://marcosouth.org/?page_id=744
The GMES and Africa Marine and Coastal Operations for Southern Africa (MarCoSouth) Project, through the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States and together with Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO), are pilot partners for the Ocean InfoHub Project in the Africa region.
The MarCOSouth project activities are designed to enable the Southern African coastal region to solve and address local, regional and global challenges and to promote sustainable development under the European Union’s Copernicus programme.
This blog will tell you more about our application for monitoring water quality and harmful algal blooms in coastal waters using satellite imagery. It will be answering a few common questions that will hopefully enlighten those who are not familiar with satellite imagery and the advantages it provides.