Observing our planet from space offers and unprecedented opportunity to monitor changes on the earth’s surface. Space technology allows us to identify patterns over time, understand trends and monitor our planet to better manage, conserve and adapt to our changing environment. ICPAC hosts GMES and Africa, which supports East African countries to use Earth Observation (EO) data and technologies to monitor natural resources and food security.
Improving availability and access to EO data
Provide decision makers with information and tools to implement sustainable development policies
Developing EO-based applications and services to monitor
Natural habitats, tropical forests, agriculture and rangelands
We build capacity in EO and to translate data into environmental actions and plans
La Niña: forecasted drier than usual season poses risks to crops and livestock in some parts of the region
Nairobi, 11 of November 2020: October to December is a major farming season for Kenya, southern Som…
Projected impact on food and fodder
- Very high risk of signifi…
Vulnerability of Kenya’s Water Towers to Future Climate Change: An Assessment to Inform Decision Making in Watershed Management
Recent trends show that in the coming decades, Kenya’s natural resources will continue to face sign…
Earth Observation for the Africa we want
Flooding in Sudan. We use Earth Observation to monitor environmental changes and provide Early Warnings for our member states. We focus on four services: Monitoring of Forests, Natural Habitats, Agriculture and Rangelands.
Monitoring land use changes in Forests and Natural Parks
We develop Earth Observation solutions for Environmental Monitoring and Increase access to Earth Observation data. Recent years have seen an unprecedented increase in the volume and quality of satellite images for Earth Observation. Simultaneously technological advancements have improved access and processing capability. At ICPAC the GMES & Africa project takes advantage of EO data and technology to develop solutions for monitoring, planning, management of the Environment and food-security early warning.