Better decisions in Development Assistance with EO

Satellite Earth Observation (EO) provides a wide range of different types of environmental information that are global, comprehensive, accurate, repeatable and timely, and that are key to the effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Development Assistance...

EO4SD climate cluster’s support further improves ...

The African Risk Capacity’s Africa RiskView (ARV) combines Earth Observation (EO) data with population vulnerability data to provide an early-warning model that measures food insecurity and estimates response costs, enabling decision-makers to plan and respond quickly and efficiently...

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EO4SD-Urban Webinar Series Now Available as Recordings

The EO4SD-Urban project is pleased to release the recordings of a free webinar series on satellite-derived geospatial information for urban development. The webinars are part of the capacity building offered to our project partners (development bank staff,...

Flood Risk Mapping in Support to Resilient Urban Planni...

Located along the north coast of Senegal, the unique geographical position of Saint-Louis, at the mouth of the Senegal river, exposes the city to major environmental threats, including floods, coastal erosion, and rise of the sea level....

Earth Observation Supporting the Assessment of Urban Ma...

The EO4SD-Urban project supported the World Bank technical assistance project Urban Planning Study – Impact & Effectiveness of Urban Planning on City Spatial Development in Tanzania. The study is linked to the larger World Bank project Tanzania...

Webinar: How can EO data support climate resilient deve...

The European Space Agency’s Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) Climate Resilience Cluster is holding a webinar to demonstrate the potential for Earth Observation to contribute to climate resilient development objectives. The webinar “How can EO data support climate...

World Bank Land and Poverty Conference

Partners from three different clusters under the EO4SD initiative participated at the World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference 25-29 March 2019 in Washington D.C. The conference gathered more than 1.500 participants, including representatives from governments, the private...

How can EO support states affected by fragility?

States affected by fragility, conflict and violence face major and growing threats to state security, economy, environment and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Multiple forms of human insecurity are resulting in widespread and cross-cutting challenges to the survival, livelihood, and dignity of people. ESA EO4SD Fragility, Conflict and Security aims to promote the adoption of EO-based products and services into the working processes of projects funded by international financial institutions. The goal is to contribute to the improvement of human and environmental security in states affected by fragility. Find out how this can be done in a simple-show:

EO4SD-Urban at the World Bank: Seminar on Satellites an...

On March 27 the EO4SD-Urban consortium took part in a lunch session with partners at the World Bank, arranged by the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC), the City Resilience Programme and ESA on the topic “Satellites in Action: How Geospatial Data Can Create Resilient and Sustainable Cities”. The session had the objective to illustrate how geospatial data can be used in different urban development stages to improve planning and resilience, and to help cities achieve sustainability. The session was opened by Mr. Sameh Wahba, World Bank Director for Urban and Disaster Risk Management, who stressed the valuable contribution of geospatial data for urban planning with specific reference to the past work...