The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) is taking part, on November 22-26, 2021 in Abidjan, in the International Conference of Geospatial Sciences - AfricaGIS 2021, a flagship meeting that aims to make Earth Observation serve the socio-economic development of the continent. The topic of the conference will be « Geospatial innovation and science for Africa’s growth and sustainable development ».
The OSS delegation led by Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra, Executive Secretary and made of three remote sensing experts and one communication expert is participating with about five hundred experts from Africa and the West.
The mission of the OSS to the AfricaGIS 2021 Conference held in Abidjan was marked by: i) the participation of Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra in the high-level meeting on the preparation of the GMES project second phase during which the OSS will coordinate the North Africa Consortium, ii) the presentation of the results of the GMES@Africa NA first phase made by Mr. Mustapha Mimouni, Project Coordinator who focused on the main products developed namely the MISLAND and MISBAR platforms by emphasizing the involvement of national partners and iii) the animation of a booth that made it possible to disseminate the OSS achievements in terms of Space Observation for the Sustainable Management of Land and Water.
AfricaGIS 2021 is the largest African conference on the enhancement of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation techniques. It provides the possibility of capacity building in satellite image processing, artificial intelligence, sustainable development, etc.