Start of the GMES&Africa - North Africa | "Strengthening Data Access and Sharing Practices" regional workshop, September 20 - 22, 2021


The regional workshop on “Strengthening Data Access and Sharing Practices” co-organized by the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) and the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) started this morning in a Hybrid mode in Tunis. 

The session was officially opened by H.E Mr. Nabil BEN KHATRA, Executive Secretary of the OSS and Mr. Mohamed ZAHRAN, President of NARSS (Egypt) and was also marked by the speeches of Mr. Tidiane OUATTARA, Coordinator of the GMES&Africa program (AUC), Mr. Eric HOA (EUC), Mr. Hédi GASHUT, GM of CRTEAN and Mr. Sinan BACHA, Director at CNCT.

During the opening session, Dr. Tidiane Ouattara expressed his satisfaction with the results achieved by the North Africa Consortium and the quality of the organization of this regional workshop despite the constraints imposed by the COVID 19 pandemic. Mr. Eric Hoa, restated the commitment of the European Union to support the GMES&Africa project on a global scale.

The workshop works extend over three days with a review of the GMES&Africa project achievements where Earth Observation (EO) data from the various space sensors were translated by the GMES services developed in North Africa into actionable information in support to sustainable management of water and natural resources and coastal and marine areas with the organization, along with the workshop, of two round tables on "Integration of Earth Observation into decision-making in the service topic in North Africa ”and“ The approach to adopt for GMES second phase to support sustainable development”.