The SHIP (Social Hydrological Information Platform) provides access all water and land data and information generated by the Water and Land Resources Centre (WLRC) project of CETRAD.
The platform also provides all other related water and land data generated by the CETRAD project either with the upper Ewaso Ngiro basin, the major water drainage basins of Kenya and in the other areas where CETRAD works.
SHIP is continuously updated to ensure that users have access to the most recent water and land data and information. Ship has six modules that can be access through the links provided in the tabs here below.
The SHIP dashboard provides a holistic view of the SHIP datasets using statistics, charts and short text. The aim of the dashboard is to provide snapshots of the bigger water and land resource management issues in the areas covered by the SHIP.
The dashboard statistics, graphs and short text connect the diverse datasets hosted by the SHIP to highlight critical issues relevant for water and land resource management and decision making.
Among other information, the dashboard provides the following: - Add test here - Add text here - Add text here
The SHIP data server provides access to the large water, land and social economic sitting in the various SHIP databases. The data presented is compiled by CETRAD within the Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) project and as part of the routine water and land resources monitoring carried out by CETRAD.
The data cover the upper Ewaso Ngiro basin but also includes data from the larger Ewaso Ngiro North basin. In the future, the SHIP data server will include data from the other five drainage basins of Kenya.
The data current covered 60 stations and runs over a long time period with some of the station having data having over 70 years of record.
The bulk of the data is on weather and river flow but also includes land resources assessment and social economic surveys. The parameter presented includes:
- Rainfall and evaporation data
- Weather data (temperatures, wind speed, humidity and sunshine duration)
- River levels and discharge
- Land resources
- Social Economics
Some of the data is provided by CETRAD partners.
The SHIP map server provides a basic tool for explore CETRAD critical water and land resource management and conservation issues through a geospatial data interface.
The map server publishes and presents spatial data on a case basis to capture important water and land management issues in the basin including: - Water and land hotspots / conflict areas - Successful water and land conservation initiatives - Add text here
As a tool for the general user, the map server uses simple geo-spatial visualizations. It is not intended to provide detailed geospatial analysis.
The SHIP document repository provides access to the large water and land resources knowledge base of the water and land resources project.
The knowledge base is professionally catalogued using a keyword list to allow users find information of particular interest depending on their needs and area of application.
The SHIP document repository covered all kinds of digital assets including reports, books, papers, presentations, video, images, illustration, etc.
The knowledge is organized along major areas of application (communities) and common grouping (collections). The main communities in the SHIP document repository includes: - Add text here - Add text here - Add text here
Geo Spatial Repository
The SHIP Geo Spatial Repository provides access to the CETRAD water and land resources geospatial datasets to users who need to access and use geo spatial data.
The repository provides a detailed description of the content of each datasets and the methods and tools used to create the datasets. A standard list of keywords is used to tag each record so that the datasets can be easily identified by the users. For each record, images are provided showing map legends and outputs of these datasets. The geo spatial repository is grouped along these themes: - Add text here - Add text here - Add text here
The geospatial repository also provides an elaborate interface for searching the datasets.
The SHIP learning platform provide access to various water and land learning objects created from the lessons learnt from the water and land resources centre project.
The platform allows users to register and learn at their own pace. Some of the learning objects are open and do not require any registration. In addition to the WLRC learning objects, some of the water and land resources courses offered by CETRAD are included on the learning platform.
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