WASCAL News

WASCAL APPOINTS PROFESSOR JIMMY ADEGOKE AS NEW INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
13-04-2017

WASCAL APPOINTS PROFESSOR JIMMY ADEGOKE AS NEW INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) has appointed Professor Jimmy...

FIRST BATCH OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE PHD STUDENTS GRADUATE
04-04-2017

FIRST BATCH OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE PHD STUDENTS GRADUATE

he first batch of the Doctoral students who pursued WASCAL’s programme in Climate Change and Agriculture at Institut...

NINE DOCTORAL STUDENTS FROM WASCAL GRADUATE IN CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIODVERSITY
04-04-2017

NINE DOCTORAL STUDENTS FROM WASCAL GRADUATE IN CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIODVERSITY

Nine Doctoral students have graduated in Climate Change and Biodiversity under the WASCAL’s Capacity Building Programme.

Latest Events

WORKSHOP ON EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFECTIVE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT WITH FOCUS ON WATER FOR AGRICULTURE

2017-06-07 - 08:00h to 2017-06-09 - 05:00h

WASCAL, in collaboration with the European Space Agency’s...

"COSPAR" CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP 2017

2017-06-12 - 08:45h to 2017-06-23 - 17:00h

WASCAL in collaboration with NASA and the University of...

Welcome to WASCAL

With climate change being one of the most severe challenges to rural Africa in the 21st century, West Africa is facing an urgent need to develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures.

WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused Climate Service Center designed to help tackle this challenge and thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change and increased variability. It does so by strengthening the research infrastructure and capacity in West Africa related to climate change and by pooling the expertise of ten West African countries and Germany.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), WASCAL is implemented in a collaborative effort by West African and German partners.

Explore WASCAL

WASCAL in the Media

Searching for rain in Burkina Faso

2017 - Eco-at-Africa - The Environment Magazine. 30.03.2017

Sage mir, wann der Regen kommt

2017 - Stern, 23-2-2017

Publications

Improving Hydro-Climatic Projections with Bias-Correction in Sahelian Niger Basin, West Africa

2017 - Oyerinde, T.G. | Hountondji, F.C.C., Lawin, A.E., Odofin, A.J.,Afouda, A. & B. Diekkrüger

Applying SHETRAN in a tropical West African catchment (Dano, Burkina Faso) - calibration, validation, uncertainty assessment.

2017 - Op de Hipt, F. | Diekkrüger, B., Steup, G., Yira, Y., Hoffmann, T. & M. Rode

Numerical Simulation of Surface Energy and Water Balances over a Semiarid Grassland Ecosystem in the West African Savanna

2017 - Quansah, Emmanuel | Genki Katata, Matthias Mauder, Thompson Annor, Leonard K. Amekudzi, Jan Bliefernicht, Dominikus Heinzeller, Ahmed A. Balogun, and Harald Kunstmann

Vacancies

The WASCAL Data Discovery Portal provides public access for scientists and stakeholders to the WASCAL spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Within WASCAL a large number of heterogeneous data are collected. In order to facilitate the acquisition, provision, integration, management and exchange of these heterogeneous data resources within a scientific and non-scientific multiuser (distributed) environment the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) WADI (WAscal Data Infrastructure) has been build-up.