Environmental Monitoring

Earth Observation for the Africa we want

Our work

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.

What we do
Improving availability and access to EO data
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
Developing EO-based applications and services to monitor

Natural habitats, tropical forests, agriculture and rangelands

Capacity development
Capacity development

We build capacity in EO and to translate data into environmental actions and plans

Latest Updates

Wetter than usual season is expected over the northern part of the region
Press Release
Wetter than usual season is expected over the northern part of the region

27th of May 2021, The upcoming rainfall season, June to September is an important rainfall season f…

ICPAC launches Agriculture Watch Platform for East Africa
Project Update
Summary for Decision Makers, June to September 2021
Advisory
Summary for Decision Makers, June to September 2021

Download our latest Summary for Decision Makers with impacts and advisories for the following secto…

Summary for Decision Makers, March to May 2021
Report
Summary for Decision Makers, March to May 2021

March to May is an important season for Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Somalia, and part…

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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.

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