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Bridging Actions for GMES and AFRICA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284422

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 119 960

  • EU contribution

    € 998 631

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO CIENTIFICA TROPICAL

Portugal

Objective

"The “GMES and Africa” initiative establishes a long term partnership between European and African stakeholders, accordingly to the Lisbon Declaration, to work together on the development and implementation of Earth Observation (EO) applications based on African requirements. The process is implemented in the wide context of the Africa-EU partnership aiming for sustainable development and increment of scientific cooperation. “GMES and Africa” strengthens Africa’s capacity and ownership of EO activities and acknowledges the importance of past and present programmes, recognising the need to coordinate actions to avoid duplication, increase synergies and enhance complementarities.

“Bridging Actions for GMES & Africa” (BRAGMA) will support and facilitate the necessary dialogue to implement the process, through improved coordination and adequate information flow and dissemination strengthening the partnership via the following actions:

 Keep building momentum for “GMES and Africa Action Plan” (GAAP) through validation and reviewing processes;
 Reinforcing the coordination group of stakeholders and entities responsible for leading the initiative and contributing to in-loco support aligned with the implementation mechanisms agreed in the GAAP;
 Supporting the role of the Expert Team (defined by the “GMES and Africa Strategic Document” at Hammamet, November 2010) on a sustainable basis;
 Promoting and creating wider international awareness of results and likely impact of relevant FP7 projects and current and planned ""GMES and Africa"" related activities;
 Facilitate the capacity for selected African experts to attend key coordination events and conferences;
 Organise ""GMES and Africa"" major awareness events in Africa;
 Provide reviews of how GMES services could contribute to needs identified in the GAAP."

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO CIENTIFICA TROPICAL

Address

Rua Da Junqueira 30
1349 007 Lisboa

Portugal

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 341 972

Administrative Contact

Morgado Ana (Dr.)

Participants (10)

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 80 785

MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 56 924

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 60 990

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 80 785

National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 83 460

CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES DETELECOMMUNICATIONS

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 73 830

National Space Research and Development Agency

Nigeria

EU Contribution

€ 44 940

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 48 150

IIMC INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 96 300

AAVANZ - INOVACAO UNIPESSOAL LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 30 495

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284422

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 119 960

  • EU contribution

    € 998 631

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO CIENTIFICA TROPICAL

Portugal