The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development’s (RCMRD) Director General, Dr. Hussein Farah represented the Centre at the 6th African Leadership Conference (ALC) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference was attended by professionals and experts as well as policy makers from around the African continent. The
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the availability of additional Sentinel-2A sample products in the Sentinel Scientific Data Hub. This development coincides with the satellite commissioning, which is currently in progress. Sentinel 2 is a multi-spectral satellite with resolutions of 10, 20 & 60 and 13 multispectral bands. Sentinel 2 is part of ESA Copernicus programme. The Sentinel-2A sample products quality is still introductory and will be enhanced in the forthcoming operational products. Sentinel-2 products can be searched for by typing any of the following queries in the search bar of the data hub: collection:S2samples, S2A*, platformname:Sentinel-2, S2MSI1C, and producttype:S2MSI1C. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development has an account with the Sentinel Scientific Data Hub and will make the data available on request.
New Sentinel-2 products available in the Scientific Data Hub
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) has filled the positions of Director of Remote Sensing, GIS & Mapping and Land Information Management Officer. The new Director of Remote Sensing, GIS & Mapping is Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Bosco Kyalo Kiema from Kenya and the Land Information Management
Floods are among the most devastating natural disasters in the Eastern Africa region. Having a negative impact on human lives and infrastructure, floods can do away with entire communities as well as a significant amount of the resources required in the process of rebuilding. As a result, RCMRD/ SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (E&SA)