Benefit from the utility of EO services in response to stakeholder requirements for water resources monitoring and management at local to basin scales.
Following a systematic, user driven approach to meet longer-term, strategic geospatial information needs in the individual developing countries, as well as international and regional development organizations
Provision of EO demonstrations in Africa (Sahel, Africa Horn and Zambezi), Asia (Myanmar and Lao PDR) and Latin America (Bolivia and Peru), and within water related operations of major IFI’s including World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the Global Environmental Facility
Advancing the current status of the adoption, progressive transfer and mainstreaming of EO-based information services as a standard management support tool within development operations at the national and international level
Satellite Earth Observation (EO) technology has a tremendous potential to inform and facilitate international development work.
EO4SD — Earth Observation for Sustainable Development — is an ESA initiative to support the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development, and with a focus on top-priority thematic areas including water resources management.
Since 2008, the European Space Agency (ESA) has worked together with International Financing Institutions (IFIs) and their client states to harness the benefits of EO in their operations and resources management.
Specifically, for water resource management the EO4SD will seek to demonstrate the benefits and utility of EO services in response to stakeholder requirements for water resources monitoring and management at local to basin scales. The EO4SD project started in 2016 and will end in autumn 2019.
Some of the key water related priority areas where EO-based geo-information is needed include:
Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD)– is an ESA initiative which aims to achieve a step increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the IFIs regional and global programs.
It will follow a systematic, user-driven approach in order to meet longer-term, strategic geospatial information needs in the individual developing countries, as well as international and regional development organizations.
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