Environmental Monitoring

Earth Observation for the Africa we want

Our work

Observing our planet from space offers an 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 & 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

October to December 2023 seasonal forecast: El Niño climate phenomenon will likely bring heavy rains across the Greater Horn of Africa
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October to December 2023 seasonal forecast: El Niño climate phenomenon will likely bring heavy rains across the Greater Horn of Africa

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IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) announced that the October to December 2023…

El Niño Southern Oscillation and Indian Ocean Dipole Watch for the Eastern Africa   - short rains season (October-December 2023)
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El Niño Southern Oscillation and Indian Ocean Dipole Watch for the Eastern Africa - short rains season (October-December 2023)

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The October-November-December (OND) rainfall season in Eastern Africa is significantly influenced b…

Summary for Decision Makers, October to December 2023 Season
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Summary for Decision Makers, October to December 2023 Season

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

Technical statement from the 65th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF65) 22 August 2023; Nairobi, Kenya
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Technical statement from the 65th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF65) 22 August 2023; Nairobi, Kenya

October to December (OND) constitutes an important rainfall season, particularly in the equatorial …

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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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