AgRAIN Remote Sensing Workshop

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The German Aerospace Center (DLR), in cooperation with WASCAL, is offering a remote sensing workshop focusing on Vegetation Mapping Using Google Earth Engine as part of the AgRAIN project. The workshop will be held as a hybrid webinar online and with a limited numbers of participants in the WASCAL Competence Centre in Ouagadougou.
When: 19th – 20th of October 2021
Where: Online/Ouagadougou
Registration: click here
The Workshop is free of charge and addresses students, scientists, representatives of public authorities or NGO’s working with geospatial data and remote sensing at different levels – from beginners to experts. The workshop will be held in English with simultaneous translation into French. You are cordially invited to attend.

The announcement is also published on the WASCAL homepage
We will keep you informed about the program and the technical requirement of the workshop.



AgRAIN meeting

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At the end of November all AgRAIN partners met for a joint online conference. Due to travel restrictions a personal meeting was not possible. Participants were the German partners DLR, INTEWA and the University of Augsburg, UBIMET from Austria as well as the partners from Burkina Faso Gisbert Dreyer from the Dreyer Foundation and representatives of WASCAL. The AgRAIN partners defined overlaps between the project partners that are particularly important for the cooperation in AgRAIN. Furthermore, all partners presented the current status of the project and discussed open questions and problems.


Annual AgRAIN Conference 2020 - Web Conference

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The first annual AgRAIN conference was successfully organized as a web conference. The German project participants (DLR, University of Augsburg, INTEWA) and our colleagues from Austria (UBIMET) presented the current status of the project and discussed the next steps. Despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19, we were able to successfully tackle and implement the planned projects. After the more conceptual and theoretical work, we now focus on the practical implementation and on-site work. We are happy that Ms Petra Kontny from DLR-PT also joined the meeting with warm greetings and valuable information. Mr Gisbert Dreyer from the Dreyer Foundation was able to give us some insights into the current situation in Burkina Faso, also with regard to security issues. Despite the uncertain situation, we hope that we can travel to Burkina Faso before the next rainy season in April 2021 and implement the plan on site.


AgRAIN Telcos

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New challenges demand creative solutions.

Despite travel restrictions and home office, the project is running and other ways are being explored to share ideas, monitor the project progress and plan future actions. Stay healthy!


Annulation de la Kick-Off-Meeting au Burkina Faso

Bien que tous les préparatifs aient été faits, que le lieu, les hôtels et les vols aient été réservés, et que nous nous réjouissions de rencontrer les participants à notre projet africain, le voyage prévu au Burkina Faso pour une réunion conjointe AgRAIN est reporté en raison de la menace actuelle du virus Corona. Avec nos collègues, nous travaillons à une solution pour rattraper le retard pris pour une réunion le plus tôt possible. Restez en bonne santé !



Kick-Off-Meeting AgRAIN en Oberpfaffenhofen

Les 18 et 19 novembre, tous les participants allemands au projet et le DLR-Projektträger se sont réunis pour la réunion de lancement d’AgRAIN au Centre d’observation de la Terre (EOC) du DLR à Oberpfaffenhofen. Les questions liées au projet ont été discutées et la planification du premier voyage commun au Burkina Faso a été lancée. Au printemps 2020, les membres allemands du projet AgRAIN se rendront au Burkina Faso pour rencontrer les participants africains au projet lors d’une première réunion conjointe AgRAIN à Ouagadougou. En outre, une visite de la Fondation Dreyer à Dano - où le prototype de système de collecte des eaux de pluie et d’irrigation sera installé au cours du projet - est prévue au cours de ce voyage.