Earth Observation

We develop Earth Observation applications that address global environmental issues.

DROUGHT AND FLOOD MITIGATION SERVICE

Better forecasts to fight climate change

Weather-related extreme events not only have a negative impact on food security and supply, they also affect the income of households working in the agriculture sector. The UK Space Agency and a consortium led by RHEA Group have joined forces with the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment and local NGOs to develop a Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) that will help Ugandan farmers respond to effects in agriculture effectively.

The DFMS will use satellite- and ground-based data combined with drought and flood models to produce and share better forecasts for the management of water resources. Unlike the current weather forecasts, DFMS provides local prediction, with a parish level detail, ensuring more specific and accurate data.

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THE DFMS WILL USE AN INNOVATIVE, OPEN-SOURCE ENVIRONMENT EARLY WARNING PLATFORM (EWP) TO COMMUNICATE WITH LOCAL FARMERS ON ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN THROUGHOUT THE GROWING SEASON TO MAXIMISE THE CROPS YIELDS.
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