GlobWetland Africa - Implementing Sustainable Earth Observation Based Wetland Monitoring Capacity in Africa and Beyond (GlobWetland)

  2015-11-01 - 2018-10-31

The current proposal will demonstrate our extensive track record in competencies and technological capabilities, which are required for achieving the ambitious objectives of GlobWetland Africa. In particular, we would like to highlight the following important features which we believe conduce towards the successful outcome of GlobWetland Africa:

• Develop and implement an open source wetland monitoring and management software toolbox (GlobWetland Toolbox) that is operable and maintainable within the local human resources and financial framework prevailing at the partner organizations;

• Limit risk by using a proven and accepted engineering approach from the TIGER-NET WOIS that we have developed - integrating well renowned open source software components into a common user interface;

• Deliver proof-of-concept, i.e. demonstrate the suitability and “fitness for purpose” of the GW-A Toolbox over selected demonstration sites based on our profound experience mapping wetlands and water resources in Africa;

• Establish an appropriate and efficient approach to data collection, data management and data exchange;

• Leverage our documented track record for creating sustainability and building ownership of the toolbox through user workshops; training courses as well as contracting and capacity building of a GlobWetland African Supervisor, which will be enabled to act as a focal point and driver for sustainability;

• Foster an environment that promotes the realization of common goals and objectives, while acknowledging differences and institutional organisation.

Project manager Project members Financiers
  •   GeoVille GmbH
  •   Technical University of Denmark, Department of Environmental Engineering
  •   Brockmann Consult GmbH
  •   ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Obser-vation, University of Twente
  •   Geographic Resource Analysis & Science A/S (DHI GRAS)