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TIGER Call for Research Proposals 2014: Announcement of Results


In September 2014, 25 African researchers from different institutions based on 12 countries submitted a proposal in response to the TIGER call proposals "Advanced Space Research for Water Resources Management in Africa"

All received proposals were reviewed following the requirements and evaluation criteria published in the call by a scientific committee composed by several Earth Observation experts belonging to lead European institutions.

In view of the overall high quality of the received proposals, downscaling the selection to only 10 was a difficult effort. Whilst the work with the 10 selected projects will officially begin in November with a Kick-Off meeting organised by the TIGER Capacity Building Facility, we will keep the community informed about any new possibility that will arise from the TIGER initiative over the newsletter. We would also like to remind that the latest release of the open-source Water Observation Information System (WOIS) is freely available at http://www.tiger.esa.int/page_eoservices_wois.php

We are pleased to announce that the following 10 proposals have been selected for TIGER 2014:




African institution

Intégration des données de
l'Observation de la Terre et des données socio-énomiques pour la mise en
place et le développement d'un système de gestion des
ressources en eau pour le bassin hydraulique de l'Oum Er Rbia (Maroc)



Universitéhouaib Doukkali

Water and Climate Information for Improved Agriculture Productivity
in Ghana

Frank Ohene Annor


Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Integrating Microwave and
Optical Data for Monitoring Soil Moisture

Mohamed Abdel Hady Abdel hamid Salem


Agriculture and Biology Research division, National Research Centre

Gestion des Inondations par
Imagerie Radar & Optique

Solofoarisoa Rakotoniaina


Institut & Observatoire de Géhysique d.Antananarivo (IOGA), University
of Antananarivo

Wide-Scale Modelling of Water and Water Availability with Earth
Observation/Satellite Imagery

Adriaan van Niekerk

South Africa

Stellenbosch University

Assess the Lake level changes
and total water storage in the Kenyan Rift Valley from satellite-based

Vincent Odongo


Egerton University

Development of a water related disaster prevention and mitigation
monitoring system for Lake Kyoga basin, Uganda

Barasa Bernard


Makerere University

Water Budget and Groundwater Availability Assessment in the Black
Volta Basin, Ghana

Amos Tiereyangn Kabo-Bah


University of Energy and Natural Resources

Comparison Between Satellite Soil Moisture Estimation (SMOS and
Sentinel-1) and Hydrological Model Simulation (SWAT) in the Upper Blue Nile
Basin, Ethiopia.

Abeyou Wale Worqlul


Bahir Dar University, Tana
Sub-Basin Organization (TaSBO)

Developing Regional Constraints for Streamflow Prediction and Climate
Change Impacts Assessment in Ungauged Catchments of the Congo River

Raphael Tshimanga

Democratic Republic of the Congo

CB-HYDRONET; University of

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