FOSS4G 2023

Tracking Climate Change in Africa with open data
06-30, 14:30–15:00 (Europe/Tirane), Drini

Climate Change is affecting our daily lives. Already for many years, we are interested in how this will influence agriculture and livelihoods on the African continent. In this talk we will show a tracking methodology with open data and opensource software. The main data source is satellite imagery from METEOSAT (MSG) as well as rainfall estimates by NOAA to show trends in the last 15 years. We will share links to free data and scripts and make a list of all software used in a step-by-step guide.

Peter is a graduate of Wageningen University in the Netherlands with meteorology and agriculture as main topics. Peter has more than 25 years of experience in data for development on the African continent in assignments for FAO, WFP, the World Bank, GIZ, SNV etc. Peter works with many specialists worldwide and is working to empower African students/professionals with open source data and technology.