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Earth Observations in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This booklet has been developed to highlight the potential role for Earth observations in particular in supporting the global Indicator framework for the SDGs. It has been developed through a cooperation between the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS – the peak body for coordination of satellite Earth […]

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Understanding the impact of Earth Observation for sustainable urban development

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is a programme from the European Space Agency (ESA) with the overall objective to start the integration of satellite information products & services, as ‘best- practice’ environmental information, in the planning and implementation of the development projects, programmes and activities of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs), together with their […]

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Adoption and Impact of Earth Observation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This report is the result of a close and productive collaboration between ESA and some of the key International Financial Institutions (IFIs) over thelast decade. Together with the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), ESA have been evaluating the benefits (quantitative and qualitative) that satellite […]

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Advancing Earth Observation Applications for Forests

Satellite Earth Observation (EO) offers an unrivalled approach to monitoring forests, especially for conservation, changes in land use, res and forest health. However, its application globally has been fragmented, with limited scale and inconsistencies in approach, making it difficult to share results. In addition, datasets can be very large, making them expensive to access and […]

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Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) (IPP Case Study)

Each year, the combined impact of marine oil pollution, deforestation and flooding on the Malaysian economy amounts to several billions of dollars. The Malaysian government and UKSA identified these as three development challenges that might be addressed through innovative satellite-based solutions. These solutions were developed through the Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) project, funded […]

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The Global Forest Observations Initiative: Fostering the use of Satellite Data in Forest Measurement, Reporting and Verification

Multilateral organization incentives and emerging carbon credit markets could benefit national governments, which can demonstrate reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Such demonstration requires a credible national forest monitoring system. The Global Forest Observations Initiative was developed to foster the sustained availability of satellite Earth observations for national forest monitoring systems and assist […]

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Satellite Earth Observations in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction

This report explores how satellite EO can contribute to the main challenges of disaster risk reduction, across a range of different countries and addressing varying capacity and infrastructure. It also highlights some of the main capabilities of satellite EO, their applications, and the challenges we face in converting information collected in space to knowledge of […]

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Crop Observation, Management Production Analysis Services System Project (COMPASS) (IPP Case Study)

The Crop Observation, Management and Production Analysis Services System (COMPASS) uses satellite Earth observation (EO) data to help smallholder farmers manage their sugar cane, maize and wheat agriculture. It helps optimise crop productivity by identifying factors that cause the yield gap between crop potential and actual field performance. It also provides agronomic support to advisory […]

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Mexican Crop Observation, Management & Production Analysis Services System (COMPASS) (IPP Case Study)

The Crop Observation, Management and Production Analysis Services System (COMPASS) uses satellite Earth observation (EO) data to help smallholder farmers manage their sugar cane and wheat farms. It helps optimise crop productivity by identifying factors that cause the yield gap between crop potential and actual field performance. It also provides agronomic support to advisory services, […]

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Integrating Remote-sensing and Ground-based Observations for Estimation of Emissions and Removals of Greenhouse Gases in Forests

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) was established1 by the Group on Earth Observations in 2011, to assist countries to produce reliable, consistent and comparable reports on change in forest cover and forest use and associated anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions or removals. Methodological advice and assistance with data access provided by the GFOI is potentially […]