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The past few months have seen TAHMO install over 100 stations in various parts of East Africa.
Kenya installed 40 new stations, Malawi installed 21, Tanzania installed 6, Rwanda 15 stations. These are additional stations to the existing ones in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. There is advanced progress to have stations installed in all corners of East Africa. In East Africa, TAHMO works closely with the National Meteorological Agencies to identify locations that have historically been underserved with real-time and accurate weather data.

A consortium involving TAHMO won the bid to supply, deliver, install and commission an Integrated Real-Time Hydro-Meteorological Monitoring System in Kenya.

The contract with the Kenyan government will see TAHMO and the consortiums install 10 Automatic Weather Stations and 7 automatic water level gauges. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation will use the generated data to upgrade the Nzoia River Basin early warning system in Lake Victoria North Catchment area.

The Students Local and International Collaboration for Environment through Innovative Technology (SLICEIT) is launching a donation program to seek funding to install further TAHMO weather stations in schools. Please check out their website

TAHMO is seeking a provider of M2M services mainly for African countries.
We are seeking a broad availability of various networks in different countries.

What are we seeking:
– unique M2M sim cards functioning in all or most African countries
– a broad choice of networks as our equipment is located sometimes in remote locations
– we require a maximum of 1Mb of data per month
– we would like a unique price preferable for all Africa or at least per country.
– The price should include a platform accessible by anyone we choose to in order to activate and suspend sim cards.

Documentation to provide when submitting a quote:
– mobile footprint of the available networks your sim cards can access

Please send the offer and documentation to Rebecca Hochreutener by April 28th 2017 12:00 noon CET. Please use” M2M offer ‘name of company’ ”  in the subject of the email. Thank you.

Every five kilometre ($ 3) that you run and every thirty kilometre ($ 5) that you ride on your bicycle are valuable. Not only for you, but also for scientists, farmers, fishermen, malaria fighters and government agencies in Africa. Because when you download their free app, the Meter Group,  supplier of measurement technology, donates these dollars for your meters to the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory Foundation (TAHMO).

That way, both you and the Meter Group support TAHMO in its aim to achieve a network of a total of 20,000 weather stations in Africa. Local farmers and fishermen will benefit most from the local real-time weather information and weather forecasts, that will become available through each weather station. This information is crucial, because over 75 percent of the local population is dependent on agriculture and hence the weather. Professors Nick van de Giesen (Civil Engineering and Geosciences at TU Delft) and John Selker (Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University) designed the TAHMO low-maintenance weather stations with their research teams and partners. The weather stations are mostly located at schools, so that they can also be used in educational programmes. Without these weather stations, there is no accurate weather information available in most places.

Download the free app and bring accurate weather in Africa closer with each step https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/every-meter-counts/id1185112162?mt=8

For more information about TAHMO click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udKAu0Fr9hI

calendarTAHMO is attending various events, conferences and seminars. Do you want to know when/where to find us? Please see the list below.

Oluwatobi Oyinlola

Oluwatobi Oyinlola at the Hackaday finals

The past Summer, TAHMO ran a project under the umbrella of Hackaday. The project helped us to move forward on the lightning sensors and the more advanced usage of GPS signals. We made it to the semi-finals but unfortunately we did not make it to the finals. However, team-member Oluwatobi Oyinlola was able to travel to San Francisco to attend the finals. He writes: “It was a great privilege to represent TAHMO at the Hackaday Conference in San Francisco in November 2015. I met many like-minded people in the field of embedded systems, such as Chris Low, David Pruth and some other electronics hobbyists. I really appreciate the support of TAHMO for my participation. Unfortunately, we did not make it to the finals but is was a very worthwhile experience.”

Hacking is still very much at the heart of TAHMO and we hope we will be able to run another competition on the African continent the coming year.

P1000358For the TAHMO project funded by the first Call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) of NWO-WOTRO, Mr Alloysius Attah and Ms Ellen van Andel participated in a three-day-workshop on Food and Business Research in Uganda which took place from October 1 to 3.
At the workshop, several issues were discussed such as co-creation, stakeholder engagement and commercialization of knowledge. About 40 project representatives and 25 external stakeholders actively engaged by exchanging ideas and sharing lessons learned to enhance the uptake of research results derived from the projects.

More information:  three-day-workshop and TAHMO project in Ghana

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