- Potential integration of VEGETATION data in early warning systems used in the Sahel region

Context and objectives

The general objective of this feasibility study is to verify that VEGETATION instrument actually provides informations of better quality than those from NOAA satellite specifically for the Sahelian region and within the scope of early warning, system on food and agriculture of FAO.
FAO acquired a long experience in the field of satellite environmental monitoring for foodcrops and rangeland and they are definitely interested in improving their early warning system by studying the new possibilities given by the new instruments VEGETATION. This short study should also propose a structure that would provide technical, political and financial details for an efficient integration of VEGETATION data in the operational early warning system of FAO and would allow them to install the modified system in the different national and/or regional meteorological departments in Sahel region. This feasibility study should lead to a pilot project for the installation of the proposed new structure. The scientific main partner has a long experience in agrometeorology which, is a major disciplines in early warning system and he will get a contribution for JRC - Ispra for the Remote Sensing aspects.

Project outcome

Expected scientific results

Project leader(s): ULg - D├ępartement des Sciences et Gestion de l'Environnement
Location: Region:
  • Sahel

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