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Posted February 2001

GTOS Regional Implementation Plan for Southern Africa

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Southern Africa, after the Central and Eastern European initiative, is the second of a series of GTOS efforts to develop regional terrestrial observing programmes. In the initial phase (during 1999) the user needs of the region were assessed and possible activities and projects were evaluated to meet these needs. Country studies on the environmental information systems of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the southern African region as a whole were carried out. A regional consultation was organized in southern Africa which identified the main user needs related to data, information, data policy, capacity building and management requirements that GTOS should satisfy during its operation. Based on these criteria, a management plan has been elaborated.

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