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2017-08-06 - 22:00h to 2017-08-31 - 14:58h

WABES – Supporting IPBES Capacity Building in West Africa THE MASTER OF SCIENCE (MSC) IN “MANAGING THE SCIENCE – POLICY INTERFACE ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA - SPIBES”, is a 2-year interdisciplinary course designed to provide students with broad, high-quality information and skills needed to facilitate the operation of science-policy interfaces such as Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as a means for achieving sustainable development goals in West Africa. It aims to create experts capable of engaging in science policy interfaces such as IPBES on an international, regional, sub-regional and national level, specifically related to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) policy-making and sustainable development pathways. The MSC SPIBES is part of the project “West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (WABES)” which aims to build capacity to strengthen the West African...

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"COSPAR" CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP 2017

2017-06-12 - 08:45h to 2017-06-23 - 17:00h

WASCAL in collaboration with NASA and the University of Missouri – Kansas City, will be conducting a Capacity Building Workshop on „Interdisciplinary Remote Sensing, Modeling, and Validation of Environmental Processes“ from June 12 -23, 2017. This  workshop, primarily sponsored by the International Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and WASCAL, is aimed at enabling that extensive knowledge base, capacity, and results developed under major international research programmes/projects to be transferred to young professionals and graduate students in West Africa. By interacting very closely, during a period of two weeks, with experienced professionals in space-based interdisciplinary research, which is in its infancy in West Africa, these young scientists will be equipped to pursue similar collaborative scientific research paradigms within their regions. This will provide an excellent avenue to maximize the societal benefits that result from such interdisciplinary research...

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WORKSHOP ON EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFECTIVE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT WITH FOCUS ON WATER FOR AGRICULTURE

2017-06-07 - 08:00h to 2017-06-09 - 05:00h

WASCAL, in collaboration with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) TIGER initiative, the University of Twente – ITC Faculty, GeoVille and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, is pleased to announce a 3-day training workshop on the use of earth observation data for effective natural resource and agricultural management in Africa. <br /><br />The workshop will focus on the exploitation of the data from ESA’s satellite sensors which provide global scale optical and radar data at no cost to the user ((https://sentinels.copernicus.eu/web/sentinel/home). The workshop will aim at demonstrating the capabilities and application areas of data from the Sentinel satellites, introduce participants to new and open source tools/applications for processing the data and discuss the sustainable application of earth observation data in natural resource and agricultural management in Ghana and Africa. Target audience: Geospatial analyst and practitioners in governmental...

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WE ARE HIRING AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

2017-06-01 - 14:00h to 2017-06-30 - 17:00h

WASCAL is hiring an Executive Assistant

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ATELIER DE MISE EN RESEAU ET VALIDATION DES PROTOCOLES DU PROJET APTE-21

2017-02-2823:00h

Cet atelier présente le réseau des acteurs qui constitueront « le noyau » pour animer le projet APTE-21 mais aussi tester et standardiser les outils, méthodes, données et autres protocoles de mise en oeuvre.

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