AgRAIN Remote Sensing Workshop

The German Aerospace Center (DLR), in cooperation with WASCAL, is offering a remote sensing workshop focusing on Vegetation Mapping Using Google Earth Engine as part of the AgRAIN project. The workshop will be held as a hybrid webinar online and with a limited numbers of participants in the WASCAL Competence Centre in Ouagadougou.
When: 19th – 20th of October 2021
Where: Online/Ouagadougou
Registration: click here
The Workshop is free of charge and addresses students, scientists, representatives of public authorities or NGO’s working with geospatial data and remote sensing at different levels – from beginners to experts. The workshop will be held in English with simultaneous translation into French. You are cordially invited to attend.

The announcement is also published on the WASCAL homepage
We will keep you informed about the program and the technical requirement of the workshop.



AgRAIN meeting

At the end of November all AgRAIN partners met for a joint online conference. Due to travel restrictions a personal meeting was not possible. Participants were the German partners DLR, INTEWA and the University of Augsburg, UBIMET from Austria as well as the partners from Burkina Faso Gisbert Dreyer from the Dreyer Foundation and representatives of WASCAL. The AgRAIN partners defined overlaps between the project partners that are particularly important for the cooperation in AgRAIN. Furthermore, all partners presented the current status of the project and discussed open questions and problems.


Annual AgRAIN Conference 2020 - Web Conference

The first annual AgRAIN conference was successfully organized as a web conference. The German project participants (DLR, University of Augsburg, INTEWA) and our colleagues from Austria (UBIMET) presented the current status of the project and discussed the next steps. Despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19, we were able to successfully tackle and implement the planned projects. After the more conceptual and theoretical work, we now focus on the practical implementation and on-site work. We are happy that Ms Petra Kontny from DLR-PT also joined the meeting with warm greetings and valuable information. Mr Gisbert Dreyer from the Dreyer Foundation was able to give us some insights into the current situation in Burkina Faso, also with regard to security issues. Despite the uncertain situation, we hope that we can travel to Burkina Faso before the next rainy season in April 2021 and implement the plan on site.


AgRAIN Telcos

New challenges demand creative solutions.

Despite travel restrictions and home office, the project is running and other ways are being explored to share ideas, monitor the project progress and plan future actions. Stay healthy!


First joint AgRAIN meeting with project participants in Burkina Faso is postponed

Even though all preparations were made, venue, hotels and flights were booked, and we were looking forward to meet our African project participants, the planned trip to Burkina Faso for a joint AgRAIN meeting is postponed due to the current threat of the Corona Virus. Together with our colleagues we are working on a solution how to catch up for a meeting as soon as possible. Stay healthy!



Kick-Off-Meeting AgRAIN in Oberpfaffenhofen

On 18th and 19th of November, all German project participants and DLR-Projektträger met for the AgRAIN Kick-Off-Meeting at DLR’s Earth Observation Center (EOC) in Oberpfaffenhofen. Project related issues were discussed and the planning for the first joint trip to Burkina Faso was started. In spring 2020, the German AgRAIN project members will travel to Burkina Faso to meet the African project participants for a first joint AgRAIN meeting in Ouagadougou. Furthermore, a visit of the Dreyer Foundation in Dano – were the prototype rainwater harvesting and irrigation system will be installed in the course of the project – is planned during this trip.