West Africa

Satellite imagery and human geography data to be used to combat Ebola

Map showing Ebola outbreak in Freetown, Sierra Leone

The United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has recently released a series of satellite imagery and human geography data sets in order to contribute to combat the Ebola crisis in western Africa. The images are Image City Map™ products, derived from DigitalGlobe data sets.

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Mon, 12/01/2015 - 09:51

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Africa Geospatial Forum postponed due to Ebola outbreak

Nigeria seen from space

The Africa Geospatial Forum, scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria on 19 and 20 August 2014, had to be postponed due to the Ebola outbreak in the region, as the organizers announced: "Considering the wellbeing of our participants, exhibitors and sponsors, Geospatial Media and Communications and Lagos State Government are re-scheduling Africa Geospatial Forum to 9 - 10 December, 2014 at the same venue, when organising such a gathering will yield maximum benefits for all stakeholders involved."

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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 07:44

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Fires in Africa captured by a NASA satellite

Fires in West Africa

Agricultural burning is widespread in Africa and fires keep on breaking out in different regions.

This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Sprectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on January 28, 2014 and shows the Sahel region in West Africa in the middle of its burning season. Fires are marked with red points, smoke is easily recognizable.

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Fri, 31/01/2014 - 13:12

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Nigeria: Consultation of West Africa Disaster Management Committee

Regional committee for disaster management in West Africa (GECEAO).

UNSPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Nigeria (National Space Research and Development Agency - NASRDA) participated in the 2013 annual consultation of the regional committee for

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Tue, 18/06/2013 - 09:11

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West Africa: ECOWAS emergency disaster management meeting

Floods in northeastern Nigeria in August 2011 captured by NASA's Aqua satellite

To strengthen the

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Fri, 07/06/2013 - 11:27

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International Charter again activated for Floods in Africa

The International Charter "Space and Major

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Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:21

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Mon, 10/15/2012

International Charter activated for floods in three Western African countries

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated three times in the past two days to provide satellite imagery and maps regarding floods in Niger, Senegal and Nigeria. West African nations experience torrential rains during their annual rain season, but this season has been reported as the worst in 50 years.

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Wed, 29/08/2012 - 16:16

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Wed, 08/29/2012

International Charter activated for floods in Senegal

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on Sunday 26 of August 2012 in the region of Diourbel, Senegal. The charter was activated by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA-ROWCA.

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Tue, 28/08/2012 - 09:24

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Tue, 08/28/2012
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