Numeric Weather Prediction
The weather forecast capabilities for East African Region are still limited. The WIMEA -ICT project aims to improve such forecast capabilities by fostering the set up of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model in Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan, both for research purposes and for operational weather forecasting.
Weather Data Repositories
The area under study includes systems analysis and design and subsequently software engineering. The prototype weather data repository/system (WDR) at http://wimea.mak.ac.ug/weather/ was developed after bench-marking some of the existing software, Climsoft, Clicom and Clidata.
Weather Station Network Density
The research aims at innovating and re-contextualizing several technologies in the AWS ecosystem ranging from wireless sensor networks, up-link options and power system design and management.
The expected deliverable is robust environment sensing devices with reliable up-link technologies and long-life operation.
Weather Information Dissemination
The WIMEA-ICT project aims at providing rapid dissemination of accurate, consistent, and high-quality forecast information to targeted stakeholders using suitable ICTs. The stakeholder will be allowed to ask complex questions about the past, present and future weather information in local and international languages.
On the 21st of March 2017, WIMEA team embraced the World Meteorological Day on a theme entitled “Understanding the clouds” at Bugema University. Exhibitions about the project and different activities were presented to the Stakeholders and they were amazed at the direction the Project is taking and how beneficial it will be to the country […]
Climate change is gender neutral as it affects both men and women. It’s effect on women is evident. For instance, it increases food insecurity and compounds access to water challenges, which roles are the responsibility of rural women. The effective handling of climate change in general and weather information management particularly requires strategies which consider […]
In the WIMEA-ICT project we recognize that the media plays a very important role in informing the general public. We are also cognizant of the fact that if all the useful information we unearth during our research investigations remains inaccessible by the stakeholders, there will hardly be any impact on society. We are therefore taking […]