SEACRIFOG Collaborative Inventory Tool
SASSCAL is an implementing partner of the EU-funded SEACRIFOG project (www.seacrifog.eu), which aims at developing a roadmap towards a tailored network of research infrastructures for the long-term monitoring of climate change and related dynamics on the African continent. This network is to be tailored to the African context by ensuring that continent-specific ecosystems and anthropic developments as well as their interactions with the local and global climate system be captured with sufficient accuracy.
SASSCAL’s major contributions to the SEACRIFOG project comprise the coordination of the identification of essential variables and parameters to be captured by that network, an inventory of existing and planned research infrastructures as well as an assessment of corresponding data needs and gaps. In order to facilitate a corresponding consultative process and consolidate the expert input from relevant researchers, SASSCAL developed a web-based collaborative inventory tool. This tool allows for systematic capturing of information on variables, observation networks/infrastructures and existing data products as well as subsequent analysis, e.g. to determine the spatial coverage of existing observation networks.
The tool can be accessed at