The Africa Regional Data Cube was formally launched on May 10th in Nairobi, Kenya. This new tool harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security as well as issues relating to agriculture, deforestation, and water access. The launch was followed by in-depth training for government representatives of participating countries, so that they can immediately make use of this cutting-edge technology.
The data cube was developed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) in partnership with the Group on Earth Observations, Amazon Web Services, Office of the Deputy President – Kenya, Strathmore University in Kenya, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Read more