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GEONETCast applications for and by developing countries (DevCoCast)

Project location Africa
Starting date 01 May 2008
Completion date 30 April 2012
Client Flemish Institute for Technological Research
Remote sensing and atmospheric processes (VITO-TAP)
Project leader Ben Maathuis
Project officer Bert Boer
Project type Contract education
Budget Euro 150,000

The DevCoCast project aims at involving developing countries in the GEONETCast initiative. The project will: disseminate existing environmental added-value datasets (both in-situ and satellite based) from various sources in Africa, South- and Central America and Europe in (near) real time and at no cost via GEONETCast to a broad range of user communities in developing countries and promote and support the use of these products. The project sets up a number of pilot cases in Africa, South- and Central America and Asia and is building on existing production and dissemination infrastructures, existing research project and servicing all relevant environmental end-user communities. The project activities include training, workshops, networking and outreach.

Participants of a refresher course under the GEONETCast receiving antenna
The participants of a refresher course under the GEONETCast receiving antenna.

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