The SIBELIUs project, being led by eOsphere, has expanded into Kyrgyzstan. The project’s aim is to produce and distribute new and upgraded pasture products, derived from satellite Earth Observation data, to key stakeholders who are supporting the herding communities.

In January 2020 the SIBELIUs Kick-Off meeting was held at Mercy Corps’ central offices, where Uma Kandalaeva, Mercy Corps’ Kyrgyzstan Country Director, gave a warm welcome to the meeting’s participants. The meeting covered several key topics, including an overview by Nick Walker of the project’s aims and an introduction to some of the main technical concepts, including how satellite earth observation can be used to achieve our objectives in Kyrgyzstan and the role and benefits of the Open Data Cube approach.