AVICENNE is a research program on desertification monitoring, associating scientists from Egypt, Tunisia and IRD of France. The actual main objectives of this project are to:
Contribute in the development of a global understanding of desertification phenomena as a basis for strategies to combat it.
Design an approach integrating the biophysical ground observation with remote sensing to detect changes occurring at the land surface.
Link socio-economic information with remotely sensed land surface changes using a GIS, towards the definition of global desertification indicators.