SASSCAL conducted a training course “WeMAST Training on Earth Observation Products Validation And Geoportal Use” from the 24th to the 25th of June 2021. SASSCAL is the lead of the Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Platform for Transboundary River Basins in Southern Africa (WeMAST) consortium. The latter is comprised of technical partners from leading academic institutions (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe, University of Botswana, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and University of Zambia). The private sector consortium, Technology and Science Consulting (TS) has supported SASSCAL in the finalisation of the WeMAST Geoportal and the production of earth observation services. WeMAST is funded by the GMES and Africa Support Programme, an initiative of the African Union and the European Commission.
The tailor made course aims to enable stakeholders in the southern African region on the use of Earth Observation (EO) data for wetland monitoring, as well as the use of available online satellite-based EO, and in-situ data and products. Earth observation data and products were provided by the Copernicus Program of the European Union.