In order to maximize the impact of the action for many beneficiaries using a limited budget, the action is aligned with facilities from previous programmes, specifically PUMA, AMESD and MESA.

Access to EO data is utilizing the GEONETCast (EUMETCast) stations provided under the above programmes thereby overcoming the challenges posed by limited internet bandwidth peculiar to countries in the region. This mechanism will expand the impact of the action whiles minimizing cost to end-users in line with the principle of GMES and Africa access to the data policy. The MESA stations (also referred to as eStations) remained a key component for data dissemination under the GMES and Africa project. The University of Ghana provided all beneficiaries of the stations the Windows version for the eStations to facilitate the use of it. It has also provided to all members of the consortium, a link to the online version hosted by the Joint Research Commission (JRC). This included autodidactic training materials for users who are still unfamiliar with the analysis tool of the eStation. 

Finally, the consortium has designed, developed and deployed a geospatial web server (using open-source tools) that facilitate data sharing within the region.  The University of Ghana hosts both the geoportal and project website to ensure sustainability. The geoportal is accessible via the following link:

A draft regional data exchange strategy is under preparation to guide the exchange and use of EO data among partners, potential data providers and beneficiaries.  The University of Ghana is making additional efforts to identify, share data and collaborate with similar initiatives in the region.