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User consultation

GlobWetland Africa User Consultation - Agenda & Presentations

17-18 July 2013, 09:15 – 18:30  ESA-Esrin, Frascati, Rome (Italy)                    

     

17 July 2013

08:30-09:15

45’

Workshop registration

 

  Opening and Keynote presentations

09:15-09:30

15’

Welcome and workshop objectives

Marc Paganini, ESA

09:30-09:40

10’

Introduction of the participants

All

09:40-10:00

20’

The post-2015 Ramsar strategic plan and the State of the World Wetlands (SOWW)

Nick Davidson, Deputy SecretaryGeneral, Ramsar secretariat

10:00-10:20

20’

The Ramsar convention in Africa

PaulOuedraogo, Ramsar secretariat

10:20-10:40

20’

The ESA Tiger initiative, looking after water in Africa

Benjamin Koetz, ESA

10:40-11:00

20’

GEO-BON, the Global Wetlands Observing System (GWOS) and its regional implementation in Africa, GWOS Africa

Lammert Hilarides, WI

11:00-11:20

20’

Coffee break (James Cook room)

 

  "state of the art" satellite technologiesfor different domains of wetland EO applications.

11:20-11:35

15’

Overview of remote sensing opportunities for the inventory, assessment, monitoring of wetlands

Marc Paganini, ESA

11:35-11:55

20’

Remote sensing of wetland land cover types and surface water dynamics using optical sensors

Kathrin Weise, JOP

11:55-12:15

20’

Remote sensing of wetland land cover types and surface water dynamics using microwave sensors

Christiane Schmullius, University Jena

12:15-12:35

20’

Identification and delineation of wetlands as a support to wetland inventory

Manfred Keil, DLR

12:35-12:50

15’

Remote sensing of surface water quality (chlorophyll concentration, suspended sediments, dissolved organic matters)

Carsten Brockmann, Brockmann Comsult

12:50-13:05

15’

Assessment and monitoring of wetlands, Mangroves

Richard Lucas,

Aberystwith Univ, UK

13:05-13:20

15’

Mangrove stand mapping in East Africa - from cases to needsand purposes

Nico Koedam

VUB, Belgium

13:20-14:20

60’

Lunch

 

14:20-14:40

20’

Tailored change analysis and indicators for satellite based wetland monitoring

Kjell Wester, Brockmann Geomatics

14:40-15:00

20’

Wetland hydrology and modelling at water basin level

Zoltan Vederdy, ITC

15:00-15:20

20’

The challenge of connected quality: wetland suitability for migratory birds in the Western-Greek bridgehead from and to Africa assessed by high-resolution optical data

Ron Merken, VUB, Belgium

15:20-15:40

20’

Exploitation perspectives from dense time series of 10m Sentinel-2 optical data

Eric van Valkengoed TerraSphere, NL

15:40-16:00

20’

Coffee break

 

  Presentations and expectations from the Ramsar regional networks in Africa

16:00-16:15

15’

MedWet, the Ramsar Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative and its Mediterranean Wetland Observatories (MWO)

Laurent Chazée, Tour du Valat

16:15-16:30

15’

NIGERWET, the ramsar regional network for the Niger river basin

Ali Loaoual ABAGANA

16:30-16:45

15’

WACOWET, the Ramsar West African Coastal Zone Wetlands Network

Abdou Salam Kane

16:45-17:00

15’

RAMCEA, the Ramsar center for Eastern Africa

Carol Kagaba Kairumba

17:00-17:15

15’

Questions/Answers, Comments

All Participants

  Presentations and expectations from the African Water basin authorities

17:15-17:30

15’

ABN- Niger River Basin Authority
Autorité de bassin du fleuve Niger

Jean Abdias Compaoré

17:30-17:45

15’

NBI - Nile Basin Initiative/Equatorial Lakes Region
IInitiative du Bassin du Nile/Region des Lacs Equatoriaux

Françoise Kayigamba

17:45-18:00

15’

CICOS- International Commission of Congo-Oubangui-Sangha Commmission Internationale Congo - Oubangui - Sangha

Gilbert Madouka

18:00-18:15

15’

Questions/Answers, Comments

All Participants

18:15-18:30

15’

Day 1 wrap-up

Marc Paganini, ESA
Paul Ouedraogo, Ramsar secretariat

18:30

 

Adjourn

 

 

 

18 July 2013

09:00-09:30

30’

Workshop registration

 

  Presentations and expectations from Ramsar national points of contact in Africa

09:30-09:45

15’

Algeria

Salhi Hamida, Algeria

09:45-10:00

15’

Tunisia

Abid Habid, Tunisia

10:00-10:15

15’

Burkina Faso

Blaise Sawadogo, Burkina Faso

10:15-10:30

15’

Questions/Answers, Comments

All Participants

  Presentations and expectations from the international organisations

10:30-10:50

20’

IUCNPACO, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale

Prof Aboubacar AWAISS

10:50-11:10

20’

WWF Africa

Laurent Some

11:10-11:30

20’

Coffee break (James Cook room)

 

11:30-11:50

20’

Birdlife Africa

Julius Arinaitwe

11:50-12:10

20’

The Nature Conservancy Global Freshwater Team

Rebecca Tharnme

12:10-12:30

20’

IUCN Pan-Africa Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment

William Darwall

12:30-12:50

20’

Wetlands International

Stefan Flink

12:50-13:10

20’

UNEP WCMC, World Conservation Monitoring Center and the Biodiversity Indicator Partnership

Cristina Secades

13:10-14:30

80’

Lunch (ESRIN canteen)

 

  Education and Capacity Building

14:30-14:50

20’

UNESCO-IHE, UNESCO Institute for Water Education

Prof Kenneth Irvine

14:50-15:10

20’

UNDP Capacity Building Network (Cap-Net)

Kees Leendertse

15:10-15:30

20’

Université Senghor-Alexandrie

Martin Yelkouni

15:30-15:50

20’

WSA - Pan African Inter-governmental Agency, Water and Sanitation for Africa

Andrews Nkansah

15:50-16:10

20’

ITC – Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente

Zoltan Vederdy

16:10-16:30

20’

Questions/Answers, Comments

All participants

16:30-16:50

20’

Coffee break (James Cook room)

 

  Plenary discussions

16:50-17:00

10’

Preliminary objectives of the GlobWetland Africa project (input from all sections)

Marc Paganini, ESA
Paul Ouedraogo, Ramsar secretariat

16:45-18:00

75’

Discussions on GlobWetland III project requirements

  • Project time frame
  • Geographical areas
  • Pilot countries, pilot basins, pilot wetlands
  • Project partnership
  • Which types of Wetlands Mapping, Monitoring and Assessment at river basin scales?
  • Which types of Wetlands Mapping, Monitoring and Assessment at site level?
  • Field validation.
  • Ramsar Indicators of Effectiveness / wetlands-related Indicators
  • Input to GWOS and to the SOWW
  • Co-funding mechanism(s)
  • Education / capacity building

All Participants

18:00-18:10

10’

Modalities for user participation to the GlobWetland Africa project

Marc Paganini, ESA

18:10-18:30

20’

Conclusion and meeting wrap up, follow up activities, calendar

Marc Paganini, ESA
Paul Ouedraogo, Ramsar secretariat

18:30

 

Adjourn