Malareo is focusing to develop technology and implement earth observationdata that contributes to the fight against malaria in southern Africa. MALAREO compiles a mixed European-African consortium that combines years of experience in malaria control with GMES Earth Observation (EO) capacity.
The University of Leicester (UK) is going to launch a "Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation Research Training" with the aim of teaching and training young researchers to use the latest satellite technologies to tackle environmental issues.
The above conference was organized by AARSE together with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Ethiopian Mapping Agency and took place from 25 to 29 October. It brought together more than 400 participants from all over the African continent as well as other international experts. Participation ranged from senior scientists and PhD students to government officials and private company representatives.
The GMES User Forum was organized by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) together with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and in close cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR).