In TEMBO Africa, there is a tight coupling between in-situ observations, satellite data, and numerical models to ensure that the advantages of each approach enhance each other.
As a whole, TEMBO Africa :
Work Packages' general logic WP1 is the principal point of interaction with external users and coordinates the development of integrated services (WP2, WP3, WP4) and technological developments (WP5, WP6, WP7). Data products that are also accessible to external entities, like GEO, such as soil moisture maps, rainfall fields, and discharge time series, serve as the primary interface between the technical and service WPs (SS). Although multiple products will support multiple services, just WP2 is shown here for clarity's sake.
TEMBO Africa's open source guiding principles
The TEMBO Africa consortium is preparing and following a Data Management Plan that adheres to the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles. The plan outlines how the consortium is handling data during and after the project to make it FAIR.
Operationalize the use of cost-efficient innovative in situ sensors in Africa
Make African data available through GEOSS and external parties in (near-)real time
Create socio-economic value by developing services using new sensors plus satellites and models
Market these new services to harvest resources to maintain sensors and services
TEMBO Africa offers a range of technical solutions, combined with special attention to governance, often the main obstacle to successful implementation. This means that in addition to showing technical added value, raising awareness and building trust are key components of the initiative.
TEMBO Africa will increase the number of low-cost weather stations and the areal coverage of the data, and generate top-quality data records, which leads to improved weather forecasting in general, but also supports seasonal climate forecasting and climate change projections.
This project has received funding from the European Horizon Europe Programme (2021-2027) under grant agreement n° 101086209 (TEMBO Africa).
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