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Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:25

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:25

Service Request

There many ways you can contacts us to request a service or seek more information about us. Use any one of the following:


  1. Use the Contact Us Page : Just fill in your email and Subject, enter the anti spam code and click send. Our Staff will get back to you within 2 working Days
  2. What you want may already be available on this website. Use FAQ Page or our Advanced Search. You may also want to check out the Downloads Page or our Resources Page
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Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:58

Remote Sensing Section

The RSS is involved in the application of remote sensing techniques, including satellite remote sensing and aerial photography, to monitor changes on natural resources in space and time and early warning system for food security planning and management.

Objectives

  • To monitor land use/cover changes over time and space;
  • To map and monitor forest cover changes over time and space;
  • T provide timely pre-harvest production forecast of cereals (maize and wheat);
  • To develop early warning system for predicting drought and plant biomass production and
  • To map urban infrastructure.

Activities

  • Monitoring of land use/cover;
  • Forest cover mapping and monitoring;
  • Crop forecasting and early warning systems (e.g. drought) and
  • Urban land use mapping and planning.
Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:55

Aerial Survey Section

The ASS has been conducting wildlife and livestock censuses in the arid and semi arid lands (ASALs) since 1977 to obtain spatial data on animal numbers and distribution. The data is normally collected on counties basis every 3 to 5 years in line with the national and district plans and the district focus strategy for rural development of 1983, but since the year 2008, the objectives have been pegged on the national Vision 2030 strategy.

Objectives

  • To obtain data/information on wildlife and livestock numbers and distribution in the rangelands.
  • To obtain data on environmental attributes such as human settlement, vegetation structure, surface water, etc. that influence wildlife numbers
  • To monitor trends in numbers and distribution of livestock and wildlife in space and time.

Activities

  • Survey of livestock and wildlife in the Kenya rangelands;
  • Monitor status of wildlife populations (rare threatened, endangered species);
  • Undertake studies of specific environmental attributes (habitats) such as human settlements, vegetation structure, surface water, agricultural activities etc. in the rangelands.

 

Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:47

Service Request

To request a consultancy service on Ground Survey, you will need to download and fill an application form and then return it to DRSRS. For Government Departments, you will need appropriate authorization, most likely from departmental director.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:16

Ground Survey Section (GSS)

The GSS conducts its activities on the ground and is mainly on inventory, mapping, assessment and monitoring vegetation through ground sampling techniques.

Objectives

  1. To inventory, map, assess and monitor vegetation and wildlife and livestock habitats in the Kenya Rangelands;
  2. To undertake land use/cover mapping and monitoring (vegetation cover);
  3. To assess and monitor seasonal vegetation biomass production

Activities

  • Land degradation assessment and monitoring;
  • Vegetation inventory, cover mapping and monitoring;
  • Land use/cover assessment with respect to plant biodiversity;
  • Plant inventory and taxonomy (herbarium database development, and,
  • Seasonal biomass monitoring range management and drought forecasting.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:48

Capacity Building

Capacity building in RS and GIS for mineral Resource mapping

The programme will involve:

  • Human capacity building in Geo-information Science (remote sensing, GPS and GIS application) in mineral resource mapping and monitoring including natural resources
  • On-hand training on Lidar application and data processing for Earth Resource Mapping
  • Upgrade of skill in GIS, IT and remote sensing infrastructure and mapping equipment/tools
Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:44

Early Warning Systems

Early warning system on disaster risk reduction and management

This programme targets three specific areas of implementation, namely:

  1. Cereal forecasting for national food security
  2. Geo-hazard mapping for disaster risk management
  3. Biomass assessment and mapping for climate disaster prediction

The cereal forecast sub programme will rely on application of remote sensing techniques to predict production of maize and wheat well before harvest at national level. It generates information on specific area under maize and wheat on one hand and determines maize and wheat yield, production and consumption on another hand.

With regard to geo-hazard mapping, the directorate in conjunction with geological unit of the Ministry will map disaster risk prone areas particularly landslides and mudslides. The information is important at both national and local level. The main aim is to identify, assess and monitor disaster risks areas to foster better knowledge management for building a culture of safety; reduce the underlying risk factors; and enhance preparedness for an effective response.

Likewise, information on prediction of seasonal changes of biomass based on satellite image analysis received under the African Monitoring of Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD) will be undertaken as drought monitoring tool. AMESD generates near real time data which on analysis results in monitoring of seasonal progression on a daily basis.

As such this program will provide maps, technical information and advice, and monitors activities about minerals-related environmental and public health issues such as naturally occurring heavy metals, asbestos, mercury and radon.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:39

Conservation and Management

Rangeland resources assessment, mapping and monitoring (livestock and wildlife) for planning, conservation and management.

Under this programme, aerial survey of rangeland resources will be assessed, mapped and monitored. These resources will include livestock, wildlife and environmental parameters. The programme has targeted eight (8) Counties, namely Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Narok, Tana River, TaitaTaveta, Laikipia and Kitui. This will cover a total of 6,966 subunits with each unit measuring 5Km by 5 Km. These rangeland hold significant wildlife and livestock populations that will be major drivers in their economy and the realization of Vision 2030.The information generated will be used for planning, conservation and management at both national and county level. The main objectives of carrying-out the above activities are:

  • Provide data on population numbers, distribution and migration patterns of wildlife / livestock with a view to observing their population dynamics as well as habitat preferences;
  • Show the impact of environmental changes and their impact on wildlife and livestock numbers and their distribution;
  • Establish whether stocking levels are within the Counties carrying capacities
  • Provide information that will assist in proper management and conservation of wildlife / livestock and the environment.
Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:15

Land Use Mapping

Spatial mapping and monitoring of Land Use and Land Cover for National Planning and Sustainable Development.

This programme targets four specific areas of implementation, namely:

  1. Digital spatial mapping of Mombasa County
  2. Land use and land cover mapping of Kwale, Kilifi, Kakamega, UasinGishu and Marsabit
  3. Land degradation mapping of Narok County
  4. Assessment, mappingand monitoring of Mau forest water tower
  5. Mapping of mining excavation sites in Nyanza and Western region

The digital spatial mapping of urban areas in Mombasa County is an on-going project already contracted to the ministry. Hence project will continue and implemented under terms reference agreed in the project contract.

Likewise, land use and land cover of Kwale County will continue to be implemented under terms reference agreed in the project contract by the County Government of Kwale.

However, the directorate plans to undertake additional work on land use and land cover activities in Kilifi, Kakamega, UasinGishu and Marsbit. As for Marsabit the County Government of Marsabit wish to map specific towns of Moyale, Marsabit, Laisamis and North Horr for digital spatial planning.

Furthermore, the directorate will be involved in mapping of mining excavation sites in Nyanza and Western regions of Kenya. This undertaking will lead in identification of sites that will prioritized for rehabilitation.

In all the above sub-programmes/projects mounting of vertical aerial photographic mission will done for resource mapping. Using the most accurate modern survey camera equipment now available in the directorate, aerial photos will be captured to enhance mapping at fairly accurate level. The camera improved forward motion compensation; automatic crab compensation and a gyroscopic stabilization mount system to attain desired photography. These cameras are compatible with in-plane photo-control GPS (pre-determined GPS coordinates that trigger shutter actuation) and utilize either or both terrain-based and GPS control points for precision geo-referenced photography.

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