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15.11.2017 09:46 Age: 3 yrs

Water Action Day at COP23 : Niger Basin Authority (NBA) collects & disseminates satellite data

Category: News of the Swot mission

Niger Basin Authority (NBA) is now disseminating satellite data over the basin, where security reasons made it hard to maintain in situ networks

The Niger basin (4.200 km) encompasses 2,2 billions km² with very active phenomena, over nine countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad). An authority to manage the basin was created

The region has currently major security problems, leading to difficulties to maintain an in situ network. Satellites thus complement the existing network, and the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) is now disseminating satellite data over the basin.

The next step will be to also use altimetry, including SWOT in the future.


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