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February 5, 2021


Report on Citizen Scientist Training in Nakasongola District, Kalungi and Lwabwata Sub-counties


Work package 4 (Biosphere), one of the 4 main TWIGA work packages implemented at Makerere university focuses on monitoring vegetation in general and crop development in particular, coinciding with the sixth objective to produce accurate maps of land cover, land use, and crop status. However, because African agriculture is characterised by small scale and mixed cropping patterns, the project will employ Citizen-scientists and UAVs to produce the necessary spatial and temporal granularity....



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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

January 22, 2021


How many ground observations should w aim at?


TWIGA focuses on the combination of remote sensing data and ground-based observations to run models and develop products.


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January 29, 2021


SAR-derived water vapor maps for meteorological applications: processing advancement.


Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWPM) can significantly benefit from the ingestion of SAR-derived products like...


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January 8, 2021


DISDRO IN KENYA


In Narok, Kenya there is a unique network of rain sensors on experiment. We call it the  Disdro Network – a network of some acoustic devices that measures distribution and intensity of rainfall.


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

December 4, 2020


UNIVERSAL AND INCLUSIVE ACCESS TO GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION FOR INCREASED PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURE AND WATER


There is a lot of attention for digitalisation for rural development ....


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December 11, 2020


Using drones to get insight into field-scale moisture status


Within the TWIGA project, a student from Wageningen University, Kim Faassen, took up an internship with FutureWater to complete her MSc..


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November 27, 2020


Coping with ionospheric disturbances in sub-Saharan Africa for GNSS meteorological applications


At the end of 2019, TWIGA shipped 6 low-cost GPS stations to Uganda. These were deployed in and around Kampala...


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers
TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

October 30, 2020


CHASING NEUTRONS: A story that starts in the deep cosmos and ends in a field near you


In the TWIGA proposal, we included one technology that was at the lowest Technology Readiness Level (TRL1). This was


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November 20, 2020


Transboundary Water Management made easier using the TWIGA platform


Currently, only around 58% of Africans have access to safe drinking water. More than 90% of African fresh water...



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October 09, 2020


TWIGA - HydroNET INTEGRATION


Embracing current and emergent technologies has never been enough in resolving local challenges within our communities. Most often than not, the traditional...


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

September 17, 2020


Water vapor maps from the integration of GNSS measurements, SAR satellite images and NWP models


Copernicus Sentinel-1 SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) acquisitions allow for the..


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

September 04, 2020


FAO AQUACROP IN TWIGA


Crop simulation models are widely used by scientists, policy-makers and practitioners to understand the


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

August 28, 2020


VEGETATION MONITORING (VegMon)


TWIGA acknowledges the important role of vegetation in the hydrological cycle. The vegetation monitoring is


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

August 02, 2020


ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING, ON THE DASHBOARD OR IN THE TRUNK?


Fortunately, the attention for environmental accounting and ecosystem accounting is growing. We need more systems for inclusive


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

July 24, 2020


THE POWER of the TWIGA PARTNERSHIP


Within the TWIGA project a broad variety of partners from Europa and Africa are involved. The TWIGA team has applied the award...


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

July 17, 2020


TOWARDS NEAR REAL TIME ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR MONITORING IN AFRICA


Water vapour content of the atmosphere lowest layer (up to about 15 km from the ground), which...

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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

June 26, 2020


FIELD WORK ALTERNATIVES DURING COVID-19


Towards the end of 2019, a good number of students at TU Delft were eager to travel to Africa for TWIGA field work in what we call ...


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

May 22, 2020


GNSS DEPLOYMENT IN UGANDA


Objective 4 of the TWIGA project aims to Improve predictability and assessment of African rainfall by mapping perceptible water vapour and tracking convective storm systems.


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

May 15, 2020


HOW WATER VAPOUR OBSERVATIONS ENTER IN THE HEAVY RAIN PHENOMMENA PREDICTION MACHINERY


Weather predictaions are challenging under many aspects. Nowadays, we have numerical weather predicti.....


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