VPdelta / TAHMO
Across the globe, urbanised river deltas and coastal zones are increasingly feeling the impact of climate change. In order to increase exposure and facilitate market introduction of Dutch water and technology sector innovations, educational and research institutes have joined forces with (local) authorities and entrepreneurs in the region of Zuid-Holland to create the Valorisation Programme Delta Technology & Water (VPdelta).
VPdelta creates test and showcase facilities, connects entrepreneurs, scientists and Governments, accelerates startups and implements innovations.
A NETWORK OF 20,000 HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) aims to develop a dense network of hydro-meteorological monitoring stations in sub-Saharan Africa – one every 30 km. This entails the installation of 20,000 stations across the continent. By applying innovative sensor technology and ICT, TAHMO stations are both inexpensive and robust. Stations are placed at schools and integrated in educational programs, adding richness to the curriculum and helping foster a new generation of scientists. Local weather data will be combined with models and satellite observations to obtain insight into the distribution of water and energy stocks and fluxes.
TAHMO makes high-quality data freely available to governments, scientists and farmers in real time. This project will make it possible for Africa to leapfrog to one of the best-monitored continents in the world.
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