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TIGER Call for Research Proposals 2014: deadline extended to 22 September 2014
TIGER Call for Research Proposals 2014 (deadline extended to 22nd September 2014)
We are pleased to inform you that a call for TIGER Research proposals has been opened on July 8th 2014, with a strict deadline for submissions on September 15th 2014.
The documentation (Call for Research Proposals package) can be downloaded here
Since 2004, some 70 TIGER research projects have been assisted with focused capacity building activities to carry out innovative research in exploiting satellite data freely made available by ESA: this resulted in the creation of the TIGER network composed by some 150 African water authorities and research institutes. With this new call ESA plans to select a maximum of 10 projects lead by African scientists (PhD level), which will be integrated into the TIGER Network.
The projects will benefit from the support of the TIGER Capacity Building Facility, funded by ESA, providing facilitated data access, scientific advice, research visits and support for workshop attendance as well as publications. Any additional funding needed to make the research possible is not covered.
Only complete proposals (forms and additional documentation required by the call), compliant with the text of the call and submitted using the form available at the link above will be considered.All exchanges related to this call will be in English, however proposals can be submitted also in French.
The following main research objectives have been defined for the call 2014:
- better understand and assess the status and changes in different components of the water cycle in major river basins in Africa as well as evaluate human-induced sensitivities of these such changes;
- investigate the potential impacts of climate change in African water resources establishing sound scientific time series and trends for developing effective adaptation or mitigation measures (as example, but not exclusively: regional climate mitigation, upcoming El Niño);
- develop prototype products, novel methods based on emerging EO capabilities (e.g. Sentinels) in view of complementing water observation and monitoring systems (as example, but not exclusively: agricultural water use, groundwater monitoring & management, urban water supply & sanitation;
- develop prototype monitoring systems for water related disaster prevention and mitigation - floods, droughts and land degradation (as example, but not exclusively: historic flood analysis, flood and drought forecasting).