Soil moisture for hydrometeorologic applications in the SADC region (SHARE)


2005-11-17 – 2007-05-17

The objective of SHARE is to enable operational soil moisture services for the region of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The soil moisture information system will build on synergies between medium and coarse resolution radar sensors, to resolve temporal and spatial dynamics. The long-term vision of SHARE is to supply soil moisture information for the entire African continent, at a resolution of 1 km, run by African partners, posted on the web, freely accessible to all. Specifically SHARE will:¿ Build up the capacity and competence in African institutions to use and disseminate medium and coarse resolution soil moisture products derived from radar sensors.¿ Provide an experimental soil moisture indicator based on ENVISAT ASAR Global Mode data for a one year period for the SADC region.¿ Derive a downscaling layer based on ENVISAT ASAR Global Mode data which will allow to interpret coarse resolution soil moisture information at 1 km resolution.

Project manager

Project members

  • Daniel Sabel

Financiers

  • European Space Agency

Partners

  • University of Kwazulu Natal