On 11-12 April the System Requirements Review (SRR) meeting was held for the GlobWetland Africa project at DHI GRAS Headquarters in Hørsholm, Denmark. Participants include members of the User Advisory group which have been appointed to represent the user community within the project and who will be key to the successful roll-out of the project. Other participants include representatives from Ramsar, the European Space Agency (ESA) and 12 participants from the project consortium.
The main objectives of the meeting were threefold: 1) to consolidate the output of the ‘user requirements’ phase which has been underway since project kick-off; 2) to collect feedback on the technical reviews of the software toolbox and the suite of EO products to be developed and produced within the project and 3) to finalise the selection of test sites (for method development and testing) and create a preliminary list of possible ‘pilot sites’ for subsequent larger scale demonstrations.
The SRR represents the first Milestone of GlobWetland Africa and successfully concludes the requirements engineering part of the project. The next part of the project will focus on the toolbox engineering which is the documenting and prototyping of the software architecture as well as all the design engineering results related to the implementation of the end-to-end processing chains for all the wetland information products to be provided such as wetland inventory, habitat mapping, water cycle regime, water quality, river basin hydrology and mangrove mapping.