Approval Date

November 10, 2017

Project Duration
3 years (2018-2021)

Project Status

Total Budget: 2 009 550 €

Amount of funding
1 499 550 €

Financial Partners


The Sahara and Sahel Observatory is the leader of the North Africa Consortium

Technical partners

Countries of operations
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia

Main beneficiaries
National institutions of the countries concerned in charge of environmental management, agriculture and water.

Funded by the European Union through the Commission of the African Union, the "Support Project for the Sustainable Management of Water and Natural Resources through the Exploitation of Earth Observation Data and Technologies" of the GMES & Africa Program, aims to support decision making in the field of sustainable management of water and natural resources through the provision of products and services developed from the data and Earth Observation techniques.

Services to be developed by the project


Main Project activities


Expected Outcomes
The capacities of national partners on the use of geospatial services for monitoring and management of natural resources in support of their sustainable development strategies are enriched and strengthened through:


Main Achievements

2nd international conference TEANGEO2018 : Tunis, 26 - 28 September 2018
1st GMES Forum: Libreville, 19 to 23 November 2018
- UNFCCC CoP 24: Katowice, 3 to 14th December 2018
Training workshop on monitoring and evaluation: Tunis, 19-22 February 2019
1st GMES African Continental workshop : Dakar, 6-10 may 2019

GMES & Africa - North Africa Project Kick-off Meeting: Tunis, 10-11 October 2018
National workshop on earth observation services in Libya: Tunis, 8 - 9 April 2019
- National workshop to present the national study and reflect on earth observation services in Algeria: Azrew, 17-18 April 2019
Regional workshop for the restitution of national studies and reflection on earth observation services: Rabat, Morocco, 16-17 July 2019
National workshop on the restitution and reflection on earth observation services in Morocco: Rabat, Oct. 4, 2019
National workshop on the restitution and reflection on Earth Observation Services in Tunisia: Tunis, 23 Oct. 2019

Tele-training on operational modeling of wheat growth and its yield estimate organized within the framework of the AfriCultuReS and GMES-Africa projects in partnership with the CNCT (National Center for Mapping and Remote Sensing) - ONAGRI  (National Observatory of Agriculture) and INRGREF (National Institute for Research in Rural Engineering, Water and Forests), 20 to 22 April 2020

Regional workshop to present the progress of the project, and to discuss the next activities to be carried out by the end of the 1st phase, April 27, 2020