Eritrea Climate, Energy, Environment and Technology Site
by Eritrea Technical Exchange Project, ICSEE
Site Index  

Climate & Meteorology 
    Met. Updates 
    Hi-Res Rainfall
    Rainfall Data
    One-Day Design Rain
    Red Sea Winds 
    Sea Surface Temps 
    Atmos. Pressure 
    Atmos. Temp. 
    Climate Modeling 

Environment & Geography 
    Environmental Policy 

    Stoves & Efficiency 
    Hi-Res NDVI
    Wind Energy 
    Solar Resources 
    Oil Exploration 

Technology & Research 
    Internet Devlpmnt
    Unicode Geez
    Remote Sensing 
    Information Tech. 
    Eritrea Image Archive 
    Research Index 
    Research in Progress: 

    2003 Annual Report 
    2002 Annual Report 
    Site Statistics  
    CV of RVB  
    About ETE

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Scientific Data for Development: This site provides the latest, highest resolution, Internet-accessible maps and data on the Eritrean climate, environment, geography, energy resources, meteorology and information services.  This site is intended as a resource for Eritrean planners, students, researchers, agriculturalists, meteorologists, and investors.  It is hoped that with easily accessible, accurate data, Eritreans can plan and implement more effective and beneficial development projects and business investments.  Ultimately through more effective and efficient public and private investment both Eritrea's national development and the Eritrean people as a whole will benefit. 
Accurate Eritrea-specific Models: This data is produced from country-specific research that utilizes publicly accessible satellite data and geographic modeling techniques that optimize resolution and accuracy.  The methods employed in this research are cheap and easy from a technical point of view, but they provide increased accuracy for the resulting esitmates.  The increased accuracy results from the fact that the correlations and models are calibrated specifically for Eritrea.  This allows estimates of the relevant parameters to be much more detailed than data derived from more general regional maps and estimates. Furthermore the data contained at this site is produced by researchers who have lived and worked in Eritrea for several years. This familiarity with Eritrean conditions allows the geographic models to be more efficently customized for the Eritrean case. 

Information and Self Reliance: A fundamental principal of Eritrea's national development program is 'progress through self-reliance.'  Yet technical assistance, consultant studies, and international data services remain some of the areas in which Eritrea retains a measure of dependence on foreign countries and resources.  This manifests itself in millions of dollars per year that the Eritrean government continues to receive for technical assistance. Much of this technical assistance is received from both the United Nations and bilaterial aid programs for foreign consultant studies.  This site aims to reduce this dependency by providing detailed technical information for free.  In addition, the creators of this site are committed to cooperating with all Eritreans in this on-going volunteer research, and providing technical assistance and instruction as needed. 

Electronic Technical Library and Research Archive: This site will also soon provide an electronic link archive and technical research paper archive.  This archive will provide an on-line location for publishing research results, theses, and technical papers. It will also provide a one-stop on-line repository for Eritrea-specific research and data. 

Eritrea Technical Exchange: This site is brought to you by the Eritrea Technical Exchange (ETE), a project of the International Collaborative for Science Education and the Environment. ETE was founded in 1995 to support e-mail development, education and research in Eritrea.  It provides technical support and U.S. Internet connection services for Eritrean e-mail service providers.  It also supports research and information services development on a range of topics. This site and most of the research contained herein has been organized by an individual volunteer researcher: Dr. Robert Van Buskirk (See resume)

Last Update: December 1, 2003 by RVB