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
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/wdr was developed after bench-marking some of the existing softwares like Climsoft, Clicom and Clidata.
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 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
From the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University is the Project Coordinator for the WIMEA-ICT project. She will provide the leadership in the curriculum development process as well as over all coordination for all the project components among the four partnering institutions. Dr. Sansa-Otim got her PhD on a study entitled "Measuring and Modeling the Performance of High-speed Data Transport Protocols" from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands
DR. JULIANNE SANSA-OTIM
An assistant lecturer at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University, Nsabagwa has a a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Makerere University and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology from Hunan University P.R.C.
MS. MARY NSABAGWA
ISAAC did an MBA at Makerere University with the intention to boost his administration and managerial skills. In August 2010, Uganda Meteorology department offered him a scholarship to China to study a M.Sc. in Meteorology at Lijun University of Information Science and Technology, where he completed in April 2012 and was re-deployed back to Uganda in the Department of Meteorology
Weather information is vital for all. 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. Of particular interest is ability to provide information in local languages. This MSc research will support on-going PhD research in developing an integrated and effective weather dissemination system for Uganda. The most important components include software architecture, software modeling, formal specifications, Java Programming, C Programming, databases, and enterprise systems engineering.