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Satellite data for students in Mozambique

MOZcast is a project which will enable students getting practical experience with satellite data. By setting up a EUMETCast receiving station within the university and to teach the university staff to operate and maintain the station the students will have real data to use in their courses.

Providing access to relevant and recent Earth Observation date is critical for Africa. Africa is probably the continent which is most vulnerable to climate change and it faces frequent natural disasters such as droughts, floods or bush-fires.

The access to relevant and recent Earth Observation data, both for educational as for research (PhD-students) purposes, remains a primary challenge for the universities because the internet connections towards and inside Africa, and in particular in Mozambique are generally very poor.

The above need for NRT data can be easily solved by setting up a low-cost EUMETCast receiving station within the university and by teaching the university staff on how to operate and maintain the station. The MOZcast project invests  in setting up this station so  the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) can fully benefit from the huge stream of NRT data which comes for free through EUMETCast system day after day. 

It is a similar project as ZIMcast with which the HE Space Children's Foundation supported in 2015.

To follow the progress of this project we advise you to follow the projects blog.

faculty of the university
inspection of possible location

On 15 July 2016 the EUMETCast receiving station in Maputo, Mozambique was installed and is now fully operational
Several lecturers have already participated in the Regional training events. The University staff are now exploring the products, which are systematically received by the station.

To follow the progress of this project we advise you to follow the projects blog.

installing the satellite dish
working hard to get it ready
Receiving the data