Tuesday, 26 October 2010

JRC collaboration with NASA results in earth science data transfer

A unique partnership between NASA and organisations in Africa and Europe, including the JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), has sent more than 30 terabytes of free Earth science satellite data to South African researchers to support sustainable development and environmental applications in Africa. The partnership began in spring 2008, when JRC-IES participated in an intensive field campaign to study the environment around Kruger National Park, organised by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The researchers studied the area using direct, airborne and space-based measurements. 

Source: European Commission