Cooperation countering wildfires in South Africa by testing ICT System

The Advancing Information and Communication Technology for Disaster risk management in Africa (AÏDA) project aims at sharing knowledge about affordable ICT solutions in support of DRM in Africa.
In the framework of this project, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) is disseminating a series of products to mitigate the effects of the fire season which begins in June in South Africa. As part of the trial, the Forest Fire Association (FFA) in Nelspruit, South Africa, will use wildfire alarms developed by the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in its operational activities to fight wildfires. If successful, this scheme could be extended to countries neighboring South Africa. (Source: EUMETSAT)

For more information visit:
http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/Media/Features/711096
http://www.aidaonline.info/
 

Publishing Date: 

31/07/2009
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