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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR "COSPAR" CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP 2017
16-02-2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR "COSPAR" CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP 2017

In collaboration with NASA and the University of Missouri – Kansas City, WASCAL will be conducting a Capacity Building...

WASCAL SCHOOLS WEST AFRICAN CLIMATE MANAGERS AND SCIENTISTS
16-02-2017

WASCAL SCHOOLS WEST AFRICAN CLIMATE MANAGERS AND SCIENTISTS

The Capacity Building Department of the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use,...

HYDRO-CLIMATE AND REMOTE SENSING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR WEST AFRICAN STUDENTS & EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS
13-02-2017

HYDRO-CLIMATE AND REMOTE SENSING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR WEST AFRICAN STUDENTS & EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS

A fundamental goal of WASCAL is the improvement of West African livelihoods by supporting research, capacity building...

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HYDRO-CLIMATE AND REMOTE SENSING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR WEST AFRICAN STUDENTS & EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS

2017-02-15 - 23:00h to 2017-02-28 - 16:00h

With its German partners KIT/IMK-IFU, 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.

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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.