Science and Operational Applications Research - Africa (SOAR-AF) Initiative

Announcement of Opportunity

Publication date: April 2011

Closing date: No

The goal of the RADARSAT-2 Science and Operational Applications Research - Africa initiative (SOAR-AF), addressed to investigators from an African organization (postal address and e-mail), aims to generate benefits for Africans through the development, implementation and use of RADARSAT-2 data for new applications or for enhancing existing applications. This announcement focuses specifically on the use of RADARSAT-2 data for basic and applied R&D activities related to image-processing algorithms and associated methods and applications, and to building the capacities of African organizations to use Earth Observation (EO) data.

The SOAR-AF initiative, expected to continue for the lifetime of the RADARSAT-2 satellite, is an umbrella initiative that will integrate ongoing international activities in Africa (programs, initiatives, etc.), targeting economic development, social, environmental, political and scientific issues. For integration into SOAR-AF, the manager of an activity in Africa must submit a request to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for acceptance (SOAR-AF@asc-csa.gc.ca). Each of the selected international activities will have a starting and a closing date.

The evaluation period is planned for four to six weeks following the submission. Projects submitted will be evaluated by scientists in EO.

In order to submit a proposal, you must complete the following form and a confirmation email will be sent to you. A password will be issued to provide you a secured access to the on-line submission website for full proposals.

Request for ProposalPDF Document – 355 Kilobytes (KB)

Registration Form

For more information on this SOAR-AF initiative, please contact:

SOAR Coordination Office
Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-6749
Fax: 450-926-4613
E-mail : soar-af@asc-csa.gc.ca