Liz Cox (UK Space Agency)
Darren Lumbroso (HR Wallingford)
Gina Tsarouchi (HR Wallingford)
The application of Earth Observation (EO) datasets for Sustainable Development is a fast-growing field. EO innovations are contributing to the delivery of economic and societal benefit to developing countries, helping them meet their Sustainable Development Goals. There is great potential to build on the unique strengths that the space sector has to deliver sustainable development objectives, especially in data-sparse regions. In developing nations, where there is a need to bridge the gap between existing technologies and operational applications, EO technology can enhance the capability to monitor the Earth’s vital resources, and to support planning, design, operation, and management processes of various sectors.
This session invites submissions from researchers and practitioners, whose work with EO technologies provides the information needed to confront key sustainable development challenges, spanning a range of themes such as: disaster response and early warning systems, water resources, agriculture, air and water quality, deforestation, renewable energy and health.