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Innovators TIGER - Lake Victoria

TIGER Innovators - Lake Victoria

TIGER Innovator project aiming to develop dedicated remote sensing products and services to help monitoring both the quality and quantity of water of Lake Victoria.

 
Project References
 Name Innovators TIGER - Lake Victoria
 Title TIGER Innovators - Lake Victoria
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Innovators
Land
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (2005-2007)
 Sensors ENVISAT : ASAR
ENVISAT : MERIS
 
Project Description
 Objectives

Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water lake in Africa. It is well-known for its environmental problems and for its economic value to the riparian countries. The national fisheries research institutes of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and other water management authorities are committed to both monitor the threats that face the lake and inventory the riches. The involved countries seek to manage the lake in a sustainable way. Thus far they have hardly used information that has been derived from satellite data.

Vexcel the Netherlands and the Nairobi based Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) have engaged in a project that aims to further the use of this kind of information in the fisheries research institutes. Goals are to develop dedicated products and services and to build capacity at the three institutes to ensure that expertise is available to implement this data structurally.

 
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Project Consortium
 Prime contractor MICROSOFT Netherlands : MICROSOFT Netherlands
 Subcontractors RCRMD : Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
 
User Partnership
 Users FIRRI : Fisheries Resources Research Institute
LVFO : Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization
RCMRD : Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
TAFIRI : Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Paul van der Voet
Vexcel Netherlands
PO Box 117
6700 AC Wageningen
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 317 421 221
Fax: +31 317 416 146
Email: paul.vandervoet@vexcel.com
 Technical Officer Diego Fernandez
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel: +39 06-941-80676
Fax: +39 06-941-80552
Email: Diego.Fernandez@esa.int
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