Every last Wednesday of the month you can join to like-minded people to discuss and define the future of Copernicus water service.
This month, we invite you to join the Copernicus for Africa webinar. During this virtual event you will be able to see the results and learn about possibilities for growing collaboration in the Copernicus water-related applications for Africa.
Meet the speakers
- Aytor Naranjo – Business Development Director at Lobelia. Aytor Naranjo will be presenting to you an operational service for flood forecasting in West Africa: Fanfar
- Ruvimbo Samanga – Space Law | Executive Secretary at International Moon Day Group | CNN Women Shaping African Space Exploration | Founder at AgriSpace | Top 10 Under 30 African Space Industry | IAF Emerging Space Leader 2021.
- Vera Thiemig – expert in flood forecasting, early warning systems and international water management at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Italy. During the webinar Vera Thieming will be presenting “Water-related products and services over Africa” by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service.
Aid in flood mapping and drought forecasting can help the African region to carry out the effective management of the water supply.
The partnership between the EU and Africa on the implementation of Copernicus services contributes to sustainable development, scientific cooperation, and the socioeconomic growth of African countries.
Date and time: 30 March 2022 from 16:00 CET
Free registration for the webinar here.
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All six Copernicus Services (Atmosphere, Marine, Land, Climate Change, Security, Energy) deliver water and hydrology related services. However, the European Commission noticed that this way it is hard to get a comprehensive understanding of the global water cycle, there are gaps in water related products, there are certain aspects of duplication and it is hard for different user communities to find relevant Copernicus products. Therefore, the Horizon2020 Space Programme had a call for a Coordination and Support Action project: “Copernicus evolution: Mission exploitation concept for WATER” to find the best long-term mission concept.
Check out the Water-ForCE project website here