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Transforming Weather Water data into value-added Information services for sustainable Growth in Africa

Objective

Objectives: Provide currently unavailable geo-information on weather, water and climate for sub-Saharan Africa by enhancing satellite-based geo-data with innovative in situ sensors and developing related information services that answer needs of African stakeholders and the GEOSS community.
Concept: A systematic feedback loop to reciprocally validate in situ measurements and satellite data in one integrated model. Over 500 in situ measurement stations using citizen science.
State of the art advancement & Innovation potential: Building on and pushing further recent advances in sensor and communication technology to provide cheaper and more robust in situ measurements covering a wider area at a higher resolution in sub-Saharan Africa.
Working with tech-hubs in Europe and Africa to feed creation and growth of European and African start-ups that develop sensors and geo-services, delivering complete value chains from sensor to customer-ready information delivery.
Impact on call expectations:
-Integration of in situ components into models based on GEOSS and Copernicus data
-OGC compliant science-grade geo-data (atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere) delivered to GEOSS, incl. near-real time statistically characterized soil moisture data from Africa that can be used operationally (not currently available) and radar derived soil moisture measurements also available under cloudy conditions, or vegetation overgrowth
-at least 20 new products for use in food, water, energy security, climate change and resilience to natural hazards validated and ready for large-scale implementation by consortium partners and external stakeholders
-based on at least 10 innovative, cost efficient, robust, sensors, including fast neutron coun-ter, track¬ing of convective storms with consumer lightning sensors and accelerometer for tree-crown weighing
-(Bio-degradable) sensors reduced to one tenth to one hundredth of their current price, extremely low-maintenance, use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 305 841,70
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 305 841,70

Participants (16)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 318 542,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 318 542,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 337 250,00
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 337 250,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 292 000,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 292 000,00
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 166 773,75
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 166 773,75
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY KUMASI
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 109 112,50
Address
Private Mail Bag, University Post Office
ASH Kumasi

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 109 112,50
STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 131 312,50
Address
Ole Sangale Road Madaraka Estate
00200 Nairobi

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 131 312,50
STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 343 000,00
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 343 000,00
South African Weather Service
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 247 562,50
Address
Private Bag X097
0001 Pretoria

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 247 562,50
TRANS-AFRICAN HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 238 750,00
Other funding
€ 238 750,00
Farmerline Ltd
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 119 500,00
Address
Hno. 10 Plot 29,blck L, Sir Acheampong Street, Ahinsan
00233 Kumasi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 119 500,00
MICROSTEP-MIS SPOL SRO
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 158 946,25
Address
Cavojskeho 1
84104 Bratislava

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 158 946,25
WATER PLATFORM COMPANY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 423 250,00
Address
Westvest 41
2611 AZ Delft

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 423 250,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HYDROLOGIC BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 70 000,00
Address
Stadsring 57
3811 HN Amersfoort

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 70 000,00
GEOMATICS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 222 906,00
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Como
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 222 906,00
NOORT HARMANNUS
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 171 625,30
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 171 625,30
FUTUREWATER SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 323 250,00
Address
Calle Azucena 23
30205 Cartagena

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 323 250,00