Acquirer: Group on Earth Observation
Organisations: Buenos Aires Grains Exchange (Argentina), Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra, India), NGO Association Noosphere (Noosphere Engineering school), Department of Geographical Sciences and College of Information Studies (iSchool) (University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA)
Project leader from institute: PhD, prof. Nataliia Kussul, Space Research Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine
Duration: 2019 – 2022
Link to the program description: https://www.earthobservations.org/aws.php
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, makes an emphasis on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and corresponding indicators that characterize complex interactions of human influence and environment state. Many indicators are based on geospatial information, and can be derived from satellite data integrated along with in-situ measurements and models, including weather forecasts, biophysical estimation and classification (machine learning) models. Therefore, there is a need to develop methods and tools that will allow derivation of SDG indicators as geoinformation products.
Purpose of project:
Improve the existing workflows for SDG indicators calculation by the use of high spatial resolution data and filling gaps between existing global products and national ones.