17 Partners | 50% African + 50% European | Industry & Academia | Mulidisciplinary Team
 
Consortium
GMV : GMV Aerospace and Defense
AUTH : Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
CERSGIS : Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services
CRA : Centre Régional Agrhymet
DRAXIS : Draxis Environmental Technologies
UEM : Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
GEOSAS : Geo-Space Analytical Services
HCP : HCP International
LocateIT : Locate IT
OSS : Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel
SIA : Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
SANSA : South African National Space Agency
SMHI : Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut
UC : Universidad de Cantabria
UNIVLEEDS : University of Leeds
USFD : University of Sheffield
CGIS : University of Rwanda

 



GMV Aerospace and Defense

Country Spain
Website www.gmv.com


Organisation
GMV is a privately owned technological business group with an international presence. GMV’s Remote Sensing Applications and Services (RSAS) Division is the developer of the proposed solutions in the project.


Main tasks
Coordination of the project
Work Package Leader for WP1 and WP5
Task Leader for Tasks 1.1 , 2.1 and 5.3


Staff members
Juan Suárez (coordinator)
Mar González (deputy coordinator)
Antonio Tabasco (project controller)


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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GEOVISION

Country Greece
Website www.geovision.web.auth.gr


Organisation

GEOVISION is an interdisciplinary centre of AUTH established in 2014, integrating research groups from the Departments of Remote Sensing, Meteorology and Agricultural Engineering, working on disruptive market-ready solutions in the fields of Earth monitoring, GIS and production monitoring.


Main tasks
Work Package Leader for WP3
Task Leader for Tasks 1.2 , 3,1 and 3.4


Staff members
Thomas Alexandridis (leader)
Dimitrios Moshou (task leader)
Eleni Katragkou (task leader)
Ioannis Pitharoulis (task leader)
Afroditi Alexandra Tamouridou (participant)
Xanthoula Eirini Pantazi (participant)
Ines Cherif (participant)
Dimitris Kasampalis (participant)
George Ovakoglou (participant)
Ioannis Navrozidis (participant)


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Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services

Country Ghana
Website cersgis.org


Organisation
CERSGIS provides GIS and remote sensing services to public, private and non-governmental organizations and promotes the use of these technologies as decision, policy and research support tools for sustainable social and economic development.


Main tasks

Activity Leader within Task 1.2


Staff member
Foster Mensah (leader) 


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Centre Régional AGRHYMET

Country Niger
Website www.agrhymet.ne


Organisation
The Centre Régional AGRHYMET (AGRHYMET Regional Centre) was created in 1974.
It is a specialized institution of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS).


Main tasks

Activity Leader within Task 1.2


Staff members
Issa Garba (leader)
Amina Oumarou (participant)
Alio Agoumo (participant)
Binta Zalagou (participant)


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DRAXIS Environmental Technologies

Country Greece
Website draxis.gr


Organisation
DRAXIS was founded in 2000 in Thessaloniki, focusing on environmental and agricultural IT applications and services.


Main tasks

Task Leader for Tasks 3.2 and 4.1


Staff members
Stelios Kotsopoulos (leader)
Stavros Tekes (task leader) 


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Eduardo Mondlane University

Country Mozambique
Website www.uem.mz


Organisation

The UEM team has worked in research projects related with agronomy for more than 15 years which resulted in a build-up of local knowledge on soil use and land cover, plant growth, agriculture practices and assessment of the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Mozambique.


Main tasks
Contribution to several tasks and activities across different WPs


Staff members
Tomás Chiconela (leader)
Ivan Remane (participant)
Jadwiga Massinga (participant) 


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Geo-Space Analytical Services

Country Ethiopia
Website www.geosas.net


Organisation
GeoSAS Ethiopia Consulting was founded in 2007 in Addis Ababa. GeoSAS Ethiopia Consulting has accumulated strong experience in the design, development and implementation of evidence based continental and national programmes for Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries.


Main tasks
Task Leader for Task 2.2
Activity Leader within Task 1.2


Staff member
Woldeamlak Bewket (leader) 


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HCP international

Country the Netherlands
Website www.hcpinternational.com


Organisation
HCP International specializes in marketing of technology applications and capacity building for sustainable development.


Main tasks
Task Leader for Task 5.1


Staff member
Mark Noort (leader)


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LocateIT

Country Kenya
Website www.locateit.co.ke


Organisation
LocateIT Limited is a private company registered in Kenya in the year 2008. The company’s mission is to provide highly sophisticated yet simple location based Geo-ICT products and services that positively impact society.


Main tasks
Task Leader for Task 4.2
Activity Leader within Task 1.2


Staff members
Erick Khamala (leader)
Vance Udoto (participant) 


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Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel

Country Sahara and Sahel region
Website www.oss-online.org


Organisation
OSS operates in Africa’s Sahara-Sahel region. Key themes in the organization’s work are aligned with the challenges facing this vulnerable region: land degradation, desertification, drought and the adverse impacts of climate change on ecosystems and populations.


Main tasks
Activity Leader within Task 1.2


Staff members
Nabil Ben Khatra (leader)
Moez Labiadh (task leader)
Mustapha Mimouni (participant)
Ndeye Fatou Mar (participant) 


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University of Rome 'La Sapienza'

Country Italy
Website www.uniroma1.it


Organisation
The University of Rome 'La Sapienza' contributes through the School of Aerospace Engineering (SIA) which is a Faculty funded in 1926 as School of Aeronautics Engineering and in 1961 became School of Aerospace Engineering. EOSIAL (Earth Observation Satellite Images Applications Lab) is a laboratory of the School devoted to developing applications, based on the exploitation of satellite images.


Main tasks
Work Package Leader for WP4
Task Leader for Task 4.3


Staff members
Giovanni Laneve (leader)
Lorenzo Fusilli (participant)


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South African National Space Agency

Country South Africa
Website www.sansa.org.za


Organisation
The mandate of SANSA is to coordinate and integrate space science and technology programmes, conduct long-term planning and implementation of space-related innovations in South Africa, and ensuring the supply of cost-effective space-based EO data and products to support South Africa’s policy, decision-making, economic growth and sustainable development.


Main tasks
Task Leader for Task 4.4
Activity Leader within Task 1.2


Staff members
Clement Adjorlolo (leader)
Nosiseko Mashiyi (participant) 


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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Country Sweden
Website www.smhi.se/en


Organisation
SMHI is a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Environment and Energy. SMHI provides decision support to a broad range of end-users, based on meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climate information.


Main tasks
Task Leader for Task 3.3


Staff member
Grigory Nikulin (leader) 


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University of Cantabria

Country Spain
Website www.meteo.unican.es


Organisation
UC has leading research groups at European and International level in environmental sciences, including climate science (the UC Meteorology Group). Most of these groups are involved in sustainable development policies.


Main tasks
Coordinator activity 3.3b within Task 3.3


Staff members
Sixto Herrera (leader)
Jose Manuel Gutierrez (participant, third party of the UC) 


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University of Leeds

Country United Kingdom
Website www.see.leeds.ac.uk


Organisation
The School of Earth and Environment (SEE) at the University of Leeds is an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in earth and environmental system science and social science.


Main tasks
Work Package Leader for WP2
Activity Leader for 2.1b, 2.1c 3.4a


Staff members
Andy Challinor (leader)
Stewart Jennings (participant)
Kanhu Pattnayak (participant) 


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University of Sheffield

Country United Kingdom
Website siid.group.shef.ac.uk


Organisation
Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) is an interdisciplinary research centre with expertise drawn across the University. Specialist themes include natural resources and rural livelihoods, and data, digital technology and innovation.


Main tasks
Task Leader for Task 5.2


Staff members
Dan Brockington (leader)
Dorothea J Kleine (participant) 


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University of Rwanda - Center for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Country Rwanda
Website cgis.ur.ac.rw


Organisation
CGIS-UR is a recognized, multi-disciplinary training and research centre of excellence in GIS and remote sensing technologies and applications and addresses issues such as societal and economic transformation and sustainable development in the domains of land administration, biodiversity conservation, sustainable urban planning, environment management and disaster risk management.


Main tasks
Contribution to several tasks and activities across different WPs


Staff members
Clarisse Kagoyire (leader)
Elias Nyandwi (participant)
Gaspard Rwanyiziri (participant)
Joseph Tuyishimire (participant) 


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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 774652