SC-10: GEONETCAST and Water Security

Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 July, 8:30 – 17:30

Presented by

Woldai T, Maathuis, C Mannaerts, Department of Water Resources and Earth Systems Analysis, ITC, The Netherlands


GEONETCast is a near real time, global network of satellite-based data dissemination systems designed to distribute essential environmental data to diverse communities around the world. Using low-cost receiving stations and software tools, users have access to a range of data products and information as a basis for environmental monitoring and sound resource management.

This course will introduce users to a range of EUMETCast and GEONETCast products. It will cover areas such as real-time data acquisition, data management and software tools, as well as a range of application areas related to water security and environmental resource management, and to the monitoring of African marine ecosystems.

After a joint session covering the GEONETCast system, data acquisition and processing tools, the course will focus on applications for water security and basin-scale water resource management. The course finishes with a summary and panel discussion on potential uses of GEONETCast data in African resource management.

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