United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations/European Space Agency/Government of Sudan Regional Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Natural Resources Management, Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Management
Khartoum, Sudan, 4 - 8 April 2004

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Online Presentations and Papers

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Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Statements
       Prof Ali M Abdel MAGID
Director General of the National Centre for Research
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Mr David STEVENS
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
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Ms. Micheline TABACHE
European Space Agency
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Prof Eltayeb IDRIS
Secretary General of the Ministry of Science and Technology
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Prof Alzubair Bashir TAHA
H.E. Minister of Science and Technology
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Keynote Presentations
  Chairman: Prof. Abdalla A. ABDALLA (International Consultant in Agriculture, Sudan)
Rapporteur: Mr. W. Eltaib WAGIEALLAH (Higher Council for Civil Defence)
  The Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Development and Management of Environmental Resources
Mr. Hassan M. HASSAN (Sudan Remote Sensing Authority)
PDF document
The Use of Space-based Technologies for Sustainable Development
Ms. Micheline TABACHE (European Space Agency)
Powerpoint Presentation
Building an Information Society in Africa - The Role of ECA
Mr. Abdishakour GULAID (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Space-based Technologies: The Role of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Mr. David STEVENS (United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs)
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Presentation Session 1: Agriculture and Natural Resources Management
  Chairman: Mr. Mohamad KHAWLI (National Center for Remote Sensing, Lebanon)
Rapporteur: Mr. Hicham EZZINE (Royal Center for Remote Sensing, Morocco)
  The Application of Remote Sensing in Monitoring Desertification on Agricultural Lands of Gazira Scheme
Mr. Hassan FADUL (Agriculture Research Cooperation, Sudan)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Natural Resources Management in South Western Sudan
Mr. Ambrose ORODA (Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies: A SADC Regional Perspective
Mr. Alex FORTESCUE (Satellite Applications Centre CSIR - South Africa)
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Discussion Session 1 - Building Upon Success Stories: How has Space-based Technologies been successfully incoprorated?
 
  Presentation Session 2 - Land Use and Land Degradation
  Chairman: Mr. Anwar SIALA (Survey of Libya)
Rapporteurs: Mr. Ambrose ORODA (Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development) and
                        Ms. Emmanuella NGENZEBUHORO (Environment Department � Burundi)
  The Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Forest Fire Risk Mapping
Mr. Hicham EZZINE (Royal Center for Remote Sensing � Morocco)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Forest Resource Management
Mr. Edwin HAULE (Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism � Tanzania
MSWord document
The Use of Space-based Technologies for Forest Management in Zambia � A Case Study in the Copperbelt Province
Mr. Joseph K. KANYANGA (Zambia Meteorological Department � Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
Assessment of Environmental Deterioration Due to Land Use/Land Cover Changes in El Gona Area, Red Sea Coast, Egypt
Mr. Hamdy El-GAMILY (The National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences - Egypt)
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Presentation Session 3 - Hydrology and Water Resources Management
  Chairman: Ms. Talita GERMISHUYSE (Institute for Soil Climate and Water � South Africa
Rapporteur: Mr. Joseph K. KANYANGA (Zambia Meteorological Department - Zambia)
  TIGER Initiative: Water Resources Management in Africa
Ms. Micheline TABACHE (European Space Agency)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Role of Space Technologies in the Exploration and Assessment of Groundwater in the Basement Complex Areas of Sudan
Mr. Mustafa A. YOUSIF (Wadis and Water Resources Directorate, Sudan)
Powerpoint Presentation 
The Use of Space Technology in Water Resources Assessment - Ground Water and Surface Water Modeling Techniques
Mr. Almoutaz Abdalla Mohammed (UNESCO Chair Water Resources)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Space-based Technologies for Studying Stress Increase of Land Use Change: Focus on Water Resources Management
Mr. Mohamad KHAWLIE (National Center Remote Sensing, Lebanon)
Powerpoint Presentation
GIS-based Irrigation Water Management for Site Specific Management in Malaysia
Mr. Eltaib S. M. GANAWA (National Remote Sensing Authority, Sudan)
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Presentation Session 4 - Country Papers
  Chairman: Ms. Joan KABASELLEH (ICPAC - IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre)
Rapporteurs: Mr. Edwin HAULE (Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism - Tanzania) and
                        Mr. Ebrahim KANDAH (Royal Jordanian Geographic Center � Jordan)
  Environmental Emergency Management
Mrs. Muna M. Muhamad AHMED (Environmental Research Institute, U of K, Sudan)
Powerpoint Presentation
A Satellite-based Agrometeorological Monitoring System for Sudan
Mr. Ahmed A. KAREEM (Sudan Meteorological Authority)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Need for Systematic Monitoring and Assessment of Land Degradation / Desertification in The Sudan
Mr. Ali Taha AYOUB (Ahfad University for Women, Sudan)
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AAAID Applying Precision Farming Technology in Agadi Project � Sudan
Mr. Malik N. MALIK (Arab Authority for Agricultural Development, Sudan)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Space-based Technologies in Sudan Meteorological Authority
Mr. Musa A. FOTA (Sudan Meteorological Authority)
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Discussion Session 2 - Identifying Constraints to Further Use: What are the current constraints to the increase in the use of space-based technology solutions?
 
  Presentation Session 5 - Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  Chairman: Ms. Micheline TABACHE (European Space Agency)
Rapporteur: Ms. Aster Denekew YILMA (Environmental Protection Authority � Ethiopia)
  The Use of Space-based Technologies for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events
Ms. Joan KABASELLEH (ICPAC � IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre)
Powerpoint Presentation
Remote Sensing Information and Disaster Management
Mr. Haroun A. ABDALLA (Sudan Meteorological Authority)
PDF document
Health and Disaster Management in Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ms. Eman ABDEL GHAFFAR (World Health Organisation)
Powerpoint Presentation
Spectral Signature as a tool for targeting Carbonate Rocks (Marble), Atbara and Kadabas areas, River State � Sudan
Mr. Jamal E. EL-MAHI (Geological Research Authority Sudan)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Determination of Abu Delieg Earthquake Intensity and Hazard Assessment
Mr. Abdel H. GADEL MULA (Faculty of Geology � University of Khartoum)
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Presentation Session 6 - Food Security and Human Security
  Chairman: Mr. Alex FORTESCUE (Satellite Applications Centre CSIR - South Africa)
Rapporteur: Mr. Bassam ALLOUCH and
                        Mr. Mohamad AL ALI (GORS - General Organisation of Remote Sensing - Syria)
  GMFS: Enhancing Food Security Monitoring in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mr. Lieven BYDEKERKE (Flemish Institute for Technology Research � Belguim)
Powerpoint Presentation
Crop Yield Estimation System Using NOAA and MODIS Satellite Imagery
Ms. Talita GERMISHUYSE (Institute for Soil Climate and Water � South Africa)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM)
Mr. Mathewos TAMIRU (World Food Program)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Land Cover Studies in Uganda.
Mr. Joel ARUMADRI (National Environmental Management Authority, Uganda)
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Open Session - Participants wishing to make a 10 minute contribution
  Chairman: Mr. Elnour Abdalla Elsiddig (Faculty of Forestry, University of Khartoum, Sudan)
Rapporteur: Ms. Salwa M. Abedlhameed (Wildlife Research Centre, Ministry of Science and Technology, Sudan).
  The Use of Space-based Technologies for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Monitoring in Syria.
Mr. Bassam ALLOUCH (General Organisation of Remote Sensing, Syria)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Environmental Protection in Ethiopia.
Ms. Aster Denekew YILMA (Environmental Protection Authority, Ethiopia)
Powerpoint Presentation 
 
PDF document
Image Processing Techniques for Geological Mapping of Kurmuk- Qiessan area, Blue Nile State, Sudan.
Mr. Magdi A.R. TOMBE (Geological Research Authority Sudan)
Powerpoint Presentation
Assessing and Mapping Land Use/Land Cover Change Using Remote Sensing and GIS
Mr. Mahboug S. MOHAMEDAIN (Sudan University of Technology)
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The Use of NDVI in Environmental Assessment.
Mr. Ahmed A. EL-GIB (Environmental Advisor to the Ministry of Environment, Oman; Former President of the National Council for Research)
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Assessment of Impacts and Vulnerability to Climate Change: Possibility of Using Remote Sensing
Mrs. Balgis M. E. OSMAN (Higher Council for Environment and National Resources)
Powerpoint Presentation
The Status of Toporgraphic Mapping in the Sudan.
Mr. Mohammed A. GORANI (University of Khartoum)
Powerpoint Presentation
 
  Discussion Session 3 - Identifying a "Common Strategy". How can we work together toward forming partnerships and increasing the use of space-based technologies?
 
  Discussion Session 4 - Identifying a "Common Strategy"
 
  Discussion Session - Wrap up
 
Closing Remarks
       UNOOSA ------
European Space Agency ------
Sudan Remote Sensing Authority ------
Prof. EL AGIB
(ex-President National Council for Research) � Announcement of the Khartoum Declaration
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Closing Statement by H.E. Prof. Alzubair Bashir TAHA
Minister of Science and Technology
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