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Abidjan forum discusses using satellite data for sustainable development
24 September 2018
About 170 participants from national meteorological and hydrological services, government agencies and regional institutions in more than 50 African nations are attending the 13th biennial forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
Data from EUMETSAT's geostationary Meteosat satellites are a unique asset for forecasting the weather and monitoring the climate in Africa because of the satellites' constant and detailed view of the continent. This brings a range of socio-economic benefits in areas including disaster risk reduction, agriculture, transport and water management.
Image credit: EUMETSAT - Attendees at the EUMETSAT User Forum in Abidjan, where making best use of satellite data for sustainable development was one of the topics under discussion