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Earth Observations for Monitoring the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Host: 
UN-GGIM 8
Location: 
UN Headquarters, 405 E 42nd Street, New York, NY
Date Range: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Times: 
08:00-16:30 EDT (UTC-4)

This training will be given as a part of the eighth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM 8). The training aims to show the potential and current applications of Earth observations and geospatial information for monitoring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This two-day training will incorporate a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, featuring guest speakers from UN-GGIM, GEO, NASA, and other organizations. Participants will learn to access, interpret, and apply NASA Earth observations to local and global scales, with a focus on applying Earth observations to address SDG monitoring and reporting. Case studies and examples will focus on the Latin American and Caribbean regions, including their priorities and methodological needs for monitoring and reporting SDGs.

Course Objective: 

By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on Goals 6 and 15
  • Understand the uses and applications of Earth Observations and Geospatial Information to monitor and report on the SDGs 
  • Access, interpret, and apply NASA Earth observation data to assess SDG indicators 6.6.1 (sub-indicator 2), 15.1.1, and 15.3.1
Registration Information: 

This is an invite-only training.

Course Agenda: 
Session Two: Remote Sensing for Water Quality Monitoring
Session Three: Remote Sensing for Land Applications
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