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Observatoire Satellital des Forets d’Afrique Centrale (OSFAC)

OSFAC was launched as the GOFC-GOLD network for Central Africa under the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS). Its primary objective is to support the management of natural resources and promote sustainable development by producing reliable land cover products, distributing satellite data, building capacity and providing technical assistance to implementing partners.

OSFAC operates out of a head office in Kinshasa and maintains a GIS/RS lab within the School of Agronomy at the University of Kinshasa. It works in close partnership with academic and research institutions in the region, as well as, international academic and research institutions such as: the University of Maryland, South Dakota State University, the Universite catholique de Louvain and the Joint Research Center.



OSFAC 2018 Annual Report : OSFAC_Annual_Report_Final_Version_October 2018.pdf


Regional Contact Information

  1. Dr. Landing Mane
    Directeur / Director
    Observatoire Satellital des ForÍts d'Afrique Centrale (OSFAC)
    14,Sergent Moke - Q/ Socimat
    Concession Safricas - Ngaliema / Kinshasa
    Tel: +243-(0) 992783035 or 0819702636


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