The eStation is a collecting and processing service developed by the JRC. The eStation is designed to automatically deal with the reception, processing, analysis and dissemination of key environmental parameters derived from remotely sensed data. The measurements are obtained from the SPOT/VGT, SEVIRI/MSG and TERRA-AQUA/MODIS Earth Observation systems.
In addition to the web processing service, the eStation offers a number of web clients made available to different end-users for computing ad-hoc thematic products and environmental indicators. All processing steps are easily configurable allowing the user to modify the generated environmental indicators and to implement new ones.
The eStation is being distributed to the National Centres in all sub-Saharan African countries involved in the AMESD project (African Monitoring of Environment for Sustainable Development), implemented by the African Union Commission in partnership with the ACP Secretariat, IGAD, IOC, SADC, CEMAC and ECOWAS, five Regional Economic Groups that are supported by the European Development Fund
Figure 1. Data flow in the framework of the African Monitoring of Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD) project. The eStation is the component used in the DOPA for the processing of the remote sensing data