Published July 31, 2023 | Version v1
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White Paper: Enhancing Weather Monitoring in Africa - The Role of NRENs and IoT Technologies


This white paper focuses on leveraging National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and collaborations with meteorological agencies to enhance weather monitoring in Africa. By integrating low-cost weather stations based on IoT technologies, particularly LoRaWAN, these partnerships offer affordable and sustainable solutions to improve access to weather data across the continent.

NRENs' high-speed networking capabilities facilitate seamless data collection, sharing, and transmission, thereby significantly enhancing the accuracy of weather forecasts. Working with meteorological agencies, NRENs play a pivotal role in providing real-time weather data, aiding decision-making in critical sectors such as agriculture, transportation, and disaster management, and contributing to overall socioeconomic progress in Africa.


Enhancing Weather Monitoring in Africa- The Role of NRENs and IoT Technologies.pdf