Activity leader within Task 1.2 “Scientific & Technical Coordination”, providing support related to the West African territory.
CERSGIS also contributes significantly to several tasks and activities across different WPs.
The Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services (CERSGIS) was established in 2000 as a company limited by guarantee by the University of Ghana and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana.
GIS and remote sensing services
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. The Centre specialization is in remote sensing and GIS services for land and water resources appraisal and monitoring such as mapping flood hazards, desertification, agricultural development, land use/land cover changes, spatial modelling, vulnerability assessment and capacity building through education, research and training.
International and domestic
Since its establishment, the Centre has worked with prominent international and domestic institutions. Major clients include; FAO, UNDP, UNEP, EC, AfDB, WB, USAID, DFID-UK, GIZ-DE, Ghanaian Authorities: Ministries of Food and Agriculture; Rural Development; Environment; Science and Technology; Finance and Economic Planning, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Disaster Management Organization.
Foster Mensah (leader)