Satellite Earth Observation for the Sustainable Management of the African Great Lakes

Emma Tebbs, Aidan Byrne, Davide Lomeo, Henry Thompson, Winnie Owoko, James Nyaga, Collins Ongore, James Last, Zeph Migeni, Lucy Everitt

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Abstract

The African Great Lakes support rich fisheries and biodiversity, and a rapidly growing population; however, they are under threat from a range of anthropogenic pressures such as climate change and pollution. A lack of consistent monitoring data prevents adaptation and management; there is a critical need for a satellite-based monitoring system to underpin science and decision-making. King’s College London has teamed up with local partners to co-develop solutions, including the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), the African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE) and the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). We aim to use cutting-edge satellite technology to co-develop a system that will enable resource managers to investigate impacts of climate and human action on these lakes, informing policy and management for improved water quality outcomes for local communities and ecosystems.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherKing's College London
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Publication statusPublished - 2023

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