Sector: Climate Change

Research

Beyond Borders Satellite Applications for Humanitarian Emergencies: East Africa case study

The UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub is a pilot programme, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and hosted by Elrha, that seeks to identify the biggest challenges within and opportunities to address global humanitarian responses. Beyond Borders is a project funded by HIH with the objective to provide a consolidated view on […]

EO4cultivar – Increasing the resilience and sustainability of agricultural supply chains operating between Latin America and the UK (IPP case study)

This case study demonstrates the successes and learnings of EO4cultivar. It sets out the evidence of the project’s impact on commercial agricultural supply chains operating between Colombia, Peru, Paraguay and the UK. The project worked by: Using satellite imagery and data services to offer decision support tools that provide intelligence and insights on agricultural practices […]

Independent Endline Evaluation of the CommonSensing Project (IPP Project)

The CommonSensing project is funded by the United Kingdom Space Agency and aims to strengthen disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu through 1) increasing national resource capacities in the use of Earth Observation (EO) solutions to address disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience by 2020, and 2) enhancing evidence-based decision […]

CommonSensing (IPP Project Case Study)

IPP CommonSensing aims to support the three selected Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by improving national climate resilience through the use of satellite remote sensing applications.

C-RISe Coastal Risk Information Service (IPP Case Study)

Coastal Risk Information Service (C-RISe) provides satellite-derived data on sea level, winds, waves and currents to support vulnerable coastal populations in adapting to the consequences of climate variability and change. The project enables institutions in the partner countries of Madagascar, Mozambique and Mauritius, to work with the C-RISe products to inform decision-making. It enables effective […]

Development from Space: A Summary of the IPP Midline Evaluation

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP uses the UK Space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable economic, societal or environmental benefit to developing economies. IPP is funded from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy […]

Space for Policy in Developing Countries

This research is published by Caribou Space and London Economics on behalf of UK Space Agency International Partnership Progrmame. It aims to evidence the use of satellite-derived technologies as a tool to support government policy across five areas in developing countries: agriculture, climate change and the environment, disaster resilience, forestry, and urban and transport. The […]

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 […]

 

Blog

Blog by UNOSAT. CommonSensing: From Covid-19 Recovery to Climate Resilience (IPP Project Blog)

This article was provided by UNOSAT. IPP CommonSensing aims to support the three selected Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by improving national climate resilience through the use of satellite remote sensing applications. To address climate challenges faced by the partner countries, the consortium has pioneered an innovative project delivery structure, in which a geospatial […]

SIBELIUs – Providing Alerts for the Emergency Services in Mongolia (IPP Project Blog)

The SIBELIUs project has been working in collaboration with Mongolia’s National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (NAMEM) and the PRISM initiative, supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are alerted to adverse environmental conditions that might impact on Mongolia’s large herding community. This […]

Remote [Common] Sensing for Climate Resilience

A dictionary definition of common sense says it is “The basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way”. And that is at the heart of what one project in the IPP portfolio – ‘CommonSensing’ – is doing in partnership with the Pacific […]

METEOR: Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines

METEOR is a UK Space Agency International Partnership (IPP) project addressing the poor understanding, in some ODA countries, of population exposure to multiple natural hazards. With that in mind, METEOR is co-developing satellite-based Earth Observation (EO) routines to deliver robust information on population exposure and its vulnerability to multi-hazards including earthquakes, flooding, landslides and volcanoes.  This […]

Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS)

At the outset of the EASOS project, the Satellite Applications Catapult, with a consortium of companies from both the UK and Malaysia, set out to provide an informed and coordinated decision-making capability to the Malaysian Government.  The information that EASOS would provide covered three focus areas: the reduction of degradation to the mangrove coastline by […]

UK Space Agency IPP – Vivid Economics in Côte d’Ivoire

At the current rate of deforestation, Côte d’Ivoire could lose its entire forest cover by 2034. Despite forests becoming rare, deforestation rates remain high, and the remaining 3-4 million hectares of forest are mainly threatened by the allocation of more land to agriculture. The country is the world’s largest supplier of cocoa, with most production […]

 

Project & Product Information

CommonSensing (UNITAR) (IPP funded)

www.unitar.org/unosat Overview The overall aim of CommonSensing is to improve national resilience towards climate change, including disaster risk reduction, and contribute to sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), through the use of satellite Earth observation (EO). This is done by assessing climate predictions, coupled with hazard mapping and food security analysis to provide […]