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RESTEC introduces SAR remote sensing to Kenya


On July 20 and 21, 2017, RESTEC and the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) in Kenya organized a training workshop for Utilization of Space Technology at Laico Regency Hotel Nairobi.

The workshop invited 27 participants from 13 ministries, agencies, institutes and universities in Kenya. RESTEC experts gave lectures on basic remote sensing, in particular on utilization of the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) as well as exercise training using free satellite data and software. The participants favorably evaluated the training contents and materials even though it was a very short period of time. They recognized the usefulness of satellite remote sensing for their interests such as the environment, wildlife, forest, mapping, etc.

This training workshop was funded by the Watanabe Memorial Foundation for the Advancement of New Technology. RESTEC would like to express its appreciation for this precious opportunity provided by the Foundation.

Prior to the workshop, RESTEC and NACOSTI agreed on mutual cooperation in the area of satellite remote sensing. Mr. Kaname Ikeda, President of RESTEC, and Dr. Moses Rugutt, the Director General of NACSTI, confirmed future collaboration and included it in the Minutes of the Meeting at the new NACOSTI Headquarters Office in Nairobi.