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10 research projects of TCBF II are supported by:
- free access to EO data,
- research supervision,
- training.

TIGER research projects 2016-2017

TIGER Research Call "Water for Agriculture": 10 new Research TIGER Studies selected In December 2015, a wide range of African and European researchers from different institutions of the two continents submitted a proposal in response to the TIGER research call "Water for Agriculture".

All received proposals were reviewed following the requirements and evaluation criteria published in the call by a scientific committee composed by Earth Observation experts belonging to lead European institutions.

In view of the overall high quality and number of the received proposals, making the selection of only 10 proposals was a difficult effort but necessary due to limited resources. The work with the 10 selected projects will officially begin in February 2016 with a Kick-Off meeting immediately after the TIGER Workshop in Addis Ababa. In the meantime we will keep the community informed about any new possibility that will arise from the TIGER initiative in the coming year over the newsletter.

We are pleased to announce that the following 10 new TIGER Research Projects have been selected for strengthening the scientific collaboration between Africa and Europe for water resource management:


Project title African PI African institution Country European PI European institution Country
Monitoring Soil Water Storage from Space for Irrigation Scheduling in the Upper East Region of Ghana Frank Ohene Annor KNUST GHA Prof. Dr. Ir. Niek van de Giesen TUD NED
Satellite based monitoring of intra-annual reservoir storage volumes and its implications for water and food security: a case study of Lake Bam in Burkina Faso Dr. Gerald Forkuor WASCAL GHA Drs. Robert Becht ITC NED
Dynamic Water Value Map - A holistic tool for monitoring and assessing the economic, social and ecological status of African landscapes Jeremiah K. Kiptala Jomo Kenyatta Univ. KEN Prof. Dr. Pieter van der Zag UNESCO-IHE NED
Earth Observation Based indentification of a Suitable Rainwater Harvesting Reservoir and Ground Water Recharge Sites Eric K Wamiti KEWI KEN Drs. Robert Becht ITC NED
Synergy of multi-temporal Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2 images for soil water resources monitoring in Africa Dr. Hussein Farah RCMRD KEN Dr. Claudia Notarnicola EURAC ITA
Sentinel Images for Real Time Irrigation Water Management in Morocco. Integration of multi-sensor images with non-thermal ESA sensors to survey crop water stress at field scale with small time intervals Dr. Ahmed ERRAJI CRTS MAR Prof. Dr. Wim Bastiaanssen UNESCO-IHE NED
Assessment of Climate Effect on Crop Water Productivity Using Earth Observation Data: Case Study of Doukkala – Western Morocco Dr. Nadia AKDIM Chouaib Doukkali Univ. MAR Dr. Silvia Alfieri TUD NED
Application of Remote Sensing Data to Improve the Water Resource Management of Rwanda Prof. Dr. Francois-Xavier Narambuye Univ. of Rwanda RWA Prof. Dr. Erika Michéli Szent István Univ. HUN
Management of ET in cultivated catchments in Tanzania using Earth Observation (EO) data Prof. Dr. Boniface P. Mbilinyi Sokoine Univ. of Agric. TZA Prof. Dr. Ann van Griensven Free Univ. Brussels BEL
Remote sensing of water use and water stress in African savanna ecosystem from local to regional scale: Implications for land productivity Dr. Timothy Dube Univ. Western Cape ZAF Dr. Ana Andreu UNU-FLORES GER