10th EUMETSAT user forum in Africa

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
African Union, African Union Commission) (AU); Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT); National Meteorology Agency (NMA)
Date:
01-05 Oct 2012
Location:
Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Venue:
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) conference centre

The 10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa, is being organised in collaboration with the Ethiopian National Meteorology Agency, UNECA and the African Union Commission.

The purpose of the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa is to reinforce the well-established dialogue between EUMETSAT and the African user community in order to facilitate the use of EUMETSAT satellite data throughout the continent. The forum also provides the opportunity to identify actions and initiatives that could be taken by EUMETSAT and its partners to meet the requirements of its African users.

This 10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa marks two decades of the exploitation of meteorological satellite data in Africa. In these two decades, the number of African users has grown from a few in the 1990s to hundreds across the continent today. In the same period, Earth observation applications have grown from weather forecasting to include a wide range of environmental and climate monitoring applications supporting risk reduction, food security, water management, health, energy and marine resources.


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Target audience

Participants from more than representing National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, African regional institutional bodies, government agencies and regional scientific and technical institutions.


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Themes:
Health & Health Facilities, Information Management, Space Technology, Water, Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture
Countries:
Ethiopia
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