Projects

African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)

Professional association of African organisations aimed at improving local capacity in the field of remote sensing and GIS for resources management, environmental assessment and global changes studies. Link | Read more...

World Climate Research Programme

The World Climate Research Programme aims to determine the predictability of climate; and to determine the effect of human activities on climate. | Read more...

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the Caribbean region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and on the region’s response to... Link | Read more...

Drought Monitoring Centre for the Greater Horn of Africa

In an effort to minimise the negative impacts of extreme climate events and take advantage of the good years in the Horn of Africa, 24 countries established a regional Drought Monitoring Centre (DMC) in Nairobi and a sub-centre in Harare. Link | Read more...

Project: Climate, Water and Agriculture: Impacts on and Adaptation of Agro-Ecological Systems in Africa

Series of activities over a three-year period beginning in June 2002 leading to enhancement of the research and policy capacity in Africa on the economic impact of climate change on the agricultural sector of eleven African countries. | Read more...

Project: Southern Africa Development Community Drought Monitoring Centre

The Zimbabwe-based SADC DMC carries out climate monitoring and prediction for early warning and mitigation of adverse impacts of extreme climatic events on agricultural production, food security, water resources , energy, and health among other socio-economic sectors. | Read more...

Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR )

CLIVAR observes, simulates and predicts the Earth’s climate system, with a focus on ocean-atmosphere interactions enabling better understanding of climate variability, focussing on oceans and monsoons. Link | Read more...

Project: Exploration of impacts and adaptation options in relation to climate change and extremes - Miombo region

Project to assess vulnerability to climate variability and extreme weather events in the Miombo region, including the development of critical datasets, a regional integrated model and other tools for analyzing impacts and adaptation for the region. | Read more...

Kalahari Transect Network

The Kalahari Transect facilitates promotes interdisciplinary research through sharing of sites and resources, provide ideal "ground-truth" test beds for both remotely sensed data and global models, and facilitate application of global change... Link | Read more...

Project: Climate Prediction and Agriculture (CLIMAG)

International project aiming to demonstrate the practical utility of forecasts of regional climate variability at intra-seasonal to seasonal scales in agricultural decision-making. Link | Read more...

FAO Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOPC)

FAO group of scientists with expertise in climate change issues, supporting the work of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) which jointly carry out activities aimed at improving the understanding... | Read more...

Project: AGRHYMET Regional Centre (ARC)

The Centre Regional de Formation et d'Application en Agrométéorologie et Hydrologie Opérationne Institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) analyses satellite imagery from the nine member states to... Link | Read more...

Project: START GIS and Remote Sensing Training Program

On-going training programme for African scientists to widen their skill-set to include the use of computerised capture of field observations, remote sensing, earth resources database management and GIS predictive modelling. Link | Read more...

Project: Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (Start)

START, the global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training, provides an international framework for capacity building in developing countries in the area of climate-related scientific knowledge and technology. Link | Read more...

Project: GIS Climate Change Scenarios

Climate data distribution project from the US-based National Centre for Atmospheric Research GIS Initiative. Provides GIS users dealing with global climate change access to free global datasets of climate change scenarios generated for the IPCC’s 4th assessment report. Link | Read more...

Project: The Effects of Climate change on World Aquaculture: A global perspective

Report from Geographical Information Systems and Applied Physiology (GISAP) and DFID in which Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are exploited to develop models which indicate vulnerabilities around the world. Link | Read more...

Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) in Multiple Regions and Sectors

AIACC is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the IPCC to advance scientific understanding of climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options in developing countries. Its website facilitates access to extensive data, software and... | Read more...

Project: Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change (CPACC)

Project building capacity in the Caribbean region for the adaptation to climate change impacts, particularly sea level rise. Regional projects include design and establishment of a sea level/climate monitoring network and establishment of databases and information systems. Link | Read more...

South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project

The 14-year-old South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP) aims to generate an accurate record of variance in long-term sea level for the South Pacific and make these data available to Pacific Island countries. | Read more...

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