Recognizing the utility of satellite data for water resource management elsewhere and the urgent need for action in Africa expressed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), the European Space Agency in the context of the Committee of Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) WSSD follow-on programme, launched in 2002 the TIGER initiative aimed at:
"assisting African countries to overcome problems faced in the collection, analysis and dissemination of water related geo-information by exploiting the advantages of Earth Observation (EO) technology".
CONTENTS OF ADVANCED (A)SAR REMOTE SENSING CD:
- SAR instruments and missions
- Main aspects of SAR processing
- SAR applications related to Integrated Water Resources Management
- Synergy between SAR and other satellite instruments