26 September 2017

Land & Water monitoring for the SDG's: Public tools and satellite imagery

The research platform KLIMOS ( invites you to its next seminar: Land & Water monitoring for the SDG's: Public tools and satellite imagery, on Tuesday September 26th from 2 pm to 4 pm in room DR08 (press room).

Marnik Vanclooster  (UCL) and Alice Alonso (UCL) will present their research, which contributes to monitoring SDG indicators and monitoring progress in achieving the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals. The seminar focuses on Goals 6 and 15: ensure access to water and sanitation for all on the one hand and sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss on the other. In short: the goals for sustainable water and landscape management.

In this seminar they will focus on three topics:

  1. the ever-growing wealth of data and data initiatives from Earth Observation  programs and institutional databases;
  2. how this large amount of data can be processed and made accessible through different initiatives and tools for end-users and to calculate SDG indicators
  3. standing technical, operational and institutional challenges that hamper the efficient and reliable calculation of these indicators

The seminar focuses on SDG indicators that are also relevant to the implementation of the UN Convention to combat Land Degradation and Desertification (UNCCD), as in September the 13th Conference of the Parties of this treaty convenes in Ordos, China.

There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Participation is free, but please register on before 20 September.