MESA Peer Reviews started

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The first round of the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Peer Reviews started recently in Niamey and Nairobi beginning on 12 January 2016. The objective of the Peer Reviews is to improve the implementation of the MESA services at the implementation centres. This will be done using recognised experts or peers in the following areas of expertise for Earth Observation and environmental monitoring: land, marine, water and climate; and by users of these services. The Peer Reviews are answering questions such as:

EO applications for Tracking Wildfire in West Africa

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The West African Savannah is prone to wildfire. Earth Observation technologies and applications offer a means of collecting relevant bushfire data for monitoring fire risks in the region.

AGRHYMET is one of the regional implementing centres of the MESA project. One of the services of AGRHYMET through the MESA project is providing wildfire information to the ECOWAS member states.

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