Installation of Receiving Station at Great Zimbabwe University

On 15 July a EUMETCast Receiving Station was installed at Great Zimbabwe University as part of a joint initiative between the HE-Space Children’s Foundation (HESCF) and MESA SADC to improve access to the much needed earth observation data. The Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), which was established in 1995, provides courses in GIS, RS, environmental monitoring and natural resources management. However the access to relevant and recent Earth Observation data both for educational and research purposes was a real challenge.

The EUMETCast Receiving station will receive data in near-real time, the data from this system will allow the students to develop a number of technical skills, which are in high demand in Africa. The improved access to space-born data will give them the opportunity to prepare and position themselves for the labour market and to shape their own future. The hardware for the station was sponsored by the HESCF.

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13 July 2015 (All day) to 15 July 2015 (All day)

Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe


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