May 2, 2016
Using data from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) onboard NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission, a new study determined that Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is the new “lightning capital of the world.”
May 2, 2016
A colorful image of central western Namibia, taken on Jan. 28, 2016, by the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite, details the world’s oldest desert: the Namib. Also present is the Namib Naukluft National Park, the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world.
October 13, 2015
Image-sensor developer Teledyne Dalsa is partnering with South Africa-based Denel Spaceteq, a high-performance satellite systems and solutions provider to the African and international aerospace market, to develop a new multispectral image sensor for advanced Earth observations.
April 29, 2015
DigitalGlobe released a high-resolution satellite imagery base layer for Africa at 50-cm ground resolution. The map focuses on completeness and consistent quality to allow governments and global development agencies to use the data to derive road layers and other data.
March 11, 2015
March 11, 2015—A study carried out by the University of Leicester has shown the amount of rainfall many African areas receive has drastically changed in the last ten years. It is an essential factor for vegetation, which plays a vital role in African livelihoods. The international team of researchers has mapped the entire African continent
November 11, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014—NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach, and U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) Reuben Brigety, met this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss resources available to help mitigate the impacts in Africa of global climate change. On Monday, Bolden delivered high-resolution topographical data for the African continent to the technical committee