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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-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 109 236,34

Participants (16)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 312 979,50
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 687,50
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 278 187,50
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 166 273,75
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY KUMASI
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 112 006,66
Address
Private Mail Bag, University Post Office
ASH Kumasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 131 750
Address
Ole Sangale Road Madaraka Estate
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 337 625
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
South African Weather Service
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 251 025
Address
Private Bag X097
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TRANS-AFRICAN HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 229 949,50
Address
Riara Road
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Other
Farmerline Ltd
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 137 500
Address
Hno. 10 Plot 29,Blck L, Sir Acheampong Street, Ahinsan
00233 Kumasi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROSTEP-MIS SPOL SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 164 446,25
Address
Cavojskeho 1
84104 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 494 200
Address
Westvest 41
2611 AZ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOMATICS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 228 406
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOORT HARMANNUS, CONRADUS PIETER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 172 187,50
Address
Oostelijke Handelskade 831
1019 BW Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUTUREWATER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 349 482,50
Address
Calle Azucena 23
30205 Cartagena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GHANA INSURANCE ASSOCIATION
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 172 679,50
Address
248/9 Sunyani Avenue Kanda
GPO13930 Accra
Activity type
Other