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GEONETCast for and by Developing countries

Objective

The DevCoCast project aims at involving Developing Countries in the GEONETCast initiative. Many Developing Countries are exposed to serious environmental risks and their need for adequate information is high. Unfortunately, reliable and continuous access to real time environmental information is often lacking. The GEONETCast concept overcomes existing telecommunication limitations and is able to provide reliable and fast access to environmental information. The DevCoCast project will 1. disseminate existing environmental added-value datasets (both in-situ and satellite based) from various sources in Africa, South- and Central America and Europe in (near) real time and at no cost via GEONETCast to a broad range of user communities in Developing Countries and 2. promote and support the use of these products. By utilizing the existing EUMETCast dissemination system, we can directly take benefit from the operational infrastructures and from a well developed user base in Africa and South-America. This enables us to focus our effort on the support of the use of the data and building up and maintaining the capacity in Developing Countries which includes training, workshops, networking and outreach. The project sets up a number of pilot cases in Africa, South- and Central America and Asia and is conceived to have a big impact with a limited budget, by building upon existing production (SPOT-VEGETATION a.o.) and dissemination infrastructures (EUMETCast, FengYunCast), existing research projects (GEOLAND, VGT4AFRICA, MERSEA, GOOS, YEOS a.o.) and servicing all relevant environmental end-user communities. The ultimate ambition is to introduce and embed the GEONETCast data in a systematic manner into reporting systems in support of planning and decision making processes. This effort will enable authorities in Developing Countries in fulfilling their increasing monitoring and reporting obligations and help them to better manage their natural resources.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 415 405
Administrative Contact
Lieven Bydekerke (Mr.)

Participants (15)

AFRICAN CENTRE OF METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Niger
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Avenue Des Ministeres 85
13184 Niamey
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kassoum Soumana (Mr.)
CENTRE REGIONAL AGRHYMET
Niger
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Boulevard De Universite 425
11011 Niamey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Issoufou Alfari (Mr.)
Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Sgas 90, Lote 69- Ed Conab
70390-010 Brasilia Df
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marina Bilich (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CORDOBA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Haya De La Torre S/n Ciudad Universitaria
5000 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andres Carlos Ravelo (Dr.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philip Frost (Mr.)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jun She (Dr.)
EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA

Participation ended

Brazil
Address
Prq Estacao Biologica Pqeb Edificio Sede Plano Piloto
70770901 Brasilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Da Silva Madeira Neto (Mr.)
THE EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 281
Address
Eumetsat Allee 1
64295 Darmstadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Seymour (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Avenida Dos Astronautas 1758
12227-010 Sao Jose Dos Campos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Reynaldo Luiz Victória (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Rivadavia 1439
1033 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tomas Hartmann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bert Boer (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 182 880
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Arminda Machado (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 42 500
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 173 461
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emlyn Balarin (Mr.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 000
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)