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February 12, 2021


Getting location right: from meter to cm positioning accuracy


Imagine you bought a plot of land and need to map the exact boundaries. However, your positioning device (often referred to as GPS) can only measure up to several meters accuracy unless you rent a very expensive positioning instrument. This situation can now be overcome thanks to a new low-cost, yet accurate positioning device.......



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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

Feburary 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....


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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

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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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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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

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

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

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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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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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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TWIGA insurance in Africa vulnerability farmers

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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