In 2007, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA), in collaboration with MFI, launched the NEMOS project (Network for Egyptian Meteorological Observations & Services) in order to strengthen its service capacity, in particular in the field of agro-meteorology and marine meteorology.
MFI interved as a turnkey integrator, providing both high-end technical solutions and a complete range of support services (consultancy, training & capacity building, assistance to change management) to ensure the sustainability and the efficiency of the NEMOS Project.
CONTENT OF THE PROJECT
When launching the NEMOS Project, the EMA had several objectives:
- Reinforcement of the Egyptian observation network with the implementation of a real-time AWS network, integrated with EMA’s existing surface observation infrastructure.
- Strengthening of EMA’s forecasting capacity, especially in the marine field (sea state modelling).
- Improvement of EMA’s service capacity with a strong focus on marine and agro-meteorological specific products.
- AWS network (10 stations for climatology + 5 stations for agro-climatology), to be integrated with an existing 18-AWS network that has also been upgraded.
- Wind profiler at Cairo's Airport
- RADOME - Data Collection System (EMA's HQ)
- CLISYS - Climate Data Management System
- METEOFACTORY - PWS/EWS System, including the design and implementation of specific products adapted to agricultural needs (chilling requirement application, cotton planting dates product, etc.)
- Onsite surveys
- Project Design & Management
- Consultancy with experts specialized in agrometeorology and marine meteorology
- Capacity building
- Data flow (operational data flow from Météo-France, VAG sea state model over areas of interest for EMA)
- Technical support
- Efficient support to two of Egypt's major economic sectors: agriculture and marine.
- Better collaboration and thereby better efficiency between several major Egyptian entities in charge of agriculture: EMA, Ministry of Agriculture & CLAC (Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate)
- Improved climate monitoring for better adaptation policies.
- A homogenized and coherent surface observation network, capable of exchanging data with the CLAC, other major Egyptian entity in the field of agro-meteorology.
- Drastic improvement in the quality and the quantity of products and services provided by EMA, especially in the fields of agriculture and marine.
- Higher level of skill and expertise for EMA’s staff acquired through an extensive capacity building program organized by MFI, in collaboration with experts from Météo-France.