IWGGMS-12 START participates at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12)

START participated at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12), which took place in Kyoto University, Japan, during June 7-9, 2016.  The goal of the workshop is to review the state of the art in remote sensing of …

Symposium Explores the Critical Role of Earth Observations Across Africa

In April 2016 START Program Specialist, Senay Habtezion, attended the first Symposium of the AfriGEOSS Initiative where earth observation experts met to discuss data access and dissemination across the African continent.  Senay wrote a brief update in START’s quarterly newsletter.  …

IWGGMS-12 START to participate at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space

Takuya Nomoto, visiting program associate at START, will attend the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12), which will take place in Kyoto, Japan, during June 7-9, 2016. The goal of the workshop is to review the state …

ASSAR story B 03-30-16 ASSAR Mali Team Identifies Stakeholders Involved in Agricultural Intensification

The Mali team of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project conducted a one-day meeting on 17th March to identify new stakeholders involved with agricultural intensification, a core focus of the ASSAR West Africa research. During this meeting, …

The ASSAR Spotlight on Wellbeing

The ASSAR Spotlight on Wellbeing focuses on the climatic and non-climatic factors that affect people’s wellbeing in the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia, and describes new methods for understanding what the term ‘wellbeing’ really means to people. Click on the image …

ACCFP Policy Fellows attend advanced institute on climate change adaptation in Dar es Salaam

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) Policy Advanced Institute (AI) took place 18 to 22 January 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The AI provided 10 ACCFP Policy Fellows from across Africa with a broadened understanding of climate change …

mokhele START Board Chair, Dr. Khotso Mokhele, Honored with a 2015 Science Diplomacy Award

Several international and local organisations, as well as individuals  were honoured during the very first Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) Science Diplomacy Awards. The SFSA Science Diplomacy Awards, recognises excellence and achievements in international scientific cooperation. Dr. Khotso Mokhele, the …

HOT OFF THE PRESS! ASSAR’s first Spotlight

Check out the first edition of the ASSAR Spotlight, the new ASSAR newsletter.

Satellite-based fire products and their validation in Latin America – GOFC-GOLD regional Network meeting will take place during November 16-21, 2015

In recent years, there has been a rapid development in satellite based fire mapping and monitoring capabilities from polar as well as geostationary satellites, including by space agencies in the developing world such as Brazil. The algorithms used for developing …

IK photo Indigenous Peoples and Disaster Risk Reduction

Blog written by Dr. Simone Athayde The Indigenous Peoples and Disaster Risk Reduction Project is a follow-up project from the “The Risk Interpretation and Action Fellows Seminar,” which was held in December, 2013, in New Zealand. This seminar was coordinated …