Land Resources Programme


The Marine and Coastal Areas Management in North and West Africa (MarCNoWA) is a project under the GMES and Africa Program Phase 2 seeking to provide decision-makers in North and West Africa with Earth observation (EO) information and tools to support effective marine and coastal resources management.  Oil Spill monitoring & management are the  scope work of the current stage.


CiROCCO is an #HorizonEU funded research project aiming at enhancing the In-situ environmental observations across under-sampled deserts by establishing and developing a low-cost and sustainable network of electronic sensing nodes in this area, developing processing the data and providing the collected data for the research community, aiming to enhance the adapt of climate change in the partner countries.


NAFCOAST project is aiming at developing an Earth Observation operational tools for coastal ecosystems mapping, monitoring and assessment of the north African countries based on time series information that could be easily achieved by earth observation rather than other localized or limited coverage source.
GMES and Africa is an enabler framework for the northern African region to synergy and integrate to develop such operational services for North Africa region.

Scope work for the project was:

  • Monitoring Oil Spills
  • Potential Fishing Zones


Geo-Cradle is a EU project on Integrating North African, Middle East and Balkan Earth Observation.

  • Starting date: 1 February 2016
  •  End date: 30 November 2018

THE PROJECT  objective was establishing a multi-regional coordination network that:

Promoting the uptake of EO services and data in response to regional needs, Supporting the effective integration of existing Earth Observation Capacities in the region, Facilitating the engagement of the complete ecosystem of EO stakeholders in the region and Enhancing the participation in and contribution to the implementation of GEOSS and Copernicus in North Africa, Middle East and the Balkans.
Starting date: 

  •  1 February 2016
  •  End date: 30 November 2018


The project «Promotion of new applications of solar thermal systems in the Mediterranean in the Southern Mediterranean Countries» mainly aimed at promoting the transfer of technological know-how from a new generation of thermal and refrigeration systems with adaptation of new technologies to the specific needs of Mediterranean countries, as well as expanding the applications of heat and cooling systems in these countries through the promotion of cost-effective technologies.


Sustainable Water Use Securing Food Production in Dry Areas of the Mediterranean Region (SWUP-MED). 

The project is aimed at: Introduce and test new climate-proof crops and cultivars with improved stress tolerance, selecting promising varieties of cereals, grain legumes and new crops. Climate-proof traits will be identified for breeding programmes using advanced physiological and biochemical screening tools. Supplemental irrigation will be performed as deficit irrigation by different sources of water. Investigate the sustainable field applicability of the farming systems, such as environmental effects related to irrigation water quality assessed by monitoring groundwater and soil quality. Financial implications for the farmer and economic costs and benefits in the food sector will be analyzed.

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