University Of Ghana Student Eli Kpobi Wins Innovation Challenge

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Mr Eli Kpobi, MSc. student of the Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences. Photo: Twitter/UG GMES

A Master of Science student at the University of Ghana, Eli Kpobi has won the University of Ghana GMES Innovation Challenge.

He beat off competition from other students who all designed innovative technologies aimed at improving monitoring for environment and security in Africa.

Eli, who is an MSc student in the Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences designed a Pi-Watch device to measure marine life in their original habitat using the raspberry pi.

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His Raspberry Pi-based remote station will measure biophysical environmental variables in nearshore waters with attached sensors.

The University of Ghana GMES Innovation Challenge was held under the theme “Satellite Technology to support Marine and Coastal Areas Management in western Africa.”

The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES & Africa) Support Programme is a 30 million Euro joint programme co-financed by the European Commission and the African Union Commission. The Programme intends to adapt and use the Copernicus Programme data and services in the African context.

GMES and Africa is designed to specifically respond to African needs with respect to the development of services for water, natural resources, marine and coastal areas, address the global needs to manage the environment, and ensure civil security.

GMES and Africa Support Programme aims to improve African policy-makers’, planners’, scientists’, business and private sector and citizens’ capacities to design, implement, and monitor national, regional and continental policies and to promote sustainable management of natural resources through the use of Earth Observation data and derived information.

Source: Kuulpeeps.com

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