Earth Observation for Sustainable Development Webinars


Earth Observation for Sustainable Development Webinars

17 July 2017 to 06 March 2019

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is an initiative of the European Space Agency that aims to increase the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in international financial institutions. 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.

ADB serves as one of the main partners of this initiative. ESA’s partnership with the ADB started in 2013 and, on 9th November 2016, the ADB and ESA have signed an agreement to collaborate over the next five years to use information from space to support sustainable development.

Urban development has been identified as one of the three high-priority EO4SD thematic areas (together with water resources management and agriculture and rural development). Indeed, many governments are facing worldwide the staggering growth of urban areas and the difficulty to properly cover the basic needs of the fast growing urban population. 

Listed below are past webinars under the EO4SD project.

Learn more about EO4SD here.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
17 Jul 2018 Geospatial Technology and its Applications for Urban Topics
The webinar presents some of the major challenges in urban development and planning in developing countries and the potential for the application...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Remote Sensing Introduction and Characteristics of Satellite Data
The webinar answers the questions: What is remote sensing? What is a satellite and how does it work? Which kind of sensor systems are available...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Basics of Image Classification and Geographical Information Systems
The webinar answers the questions: How can I generate information from satellite imagery? What is GIS? How can it be used?  
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Accuracy and Quality of Products
Geospatial data freely available on the internet are often used for decision-making without considering their limitations due to poor accuracy...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Product Portfolio in a Nutshell
This webinar provides a brief explanation of all currently generated products in the EO4SD Urban portfolio. Users are given an overview ...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Improvements to Developing Master Plans
The application of EO for land use/land cover products can be used as the basis for improved design and implementation of Master Plans. ...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Slums Upgrade and Access to Basic Services
Most urban centers in developing countries have very little current/accurate data available on the location, extent and the dynamics of ...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Improving Urban Livelihoods
Public urban spaces such as streets, open spaces, green areas, parks, and public buildings are necessary components for a livable city. ...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Improved Methods for Assessment of Land Valuation and Property Taxes
The technical complexity of ensuring that tax rolls are complete and valuations current is often perceived as a major barrier to bringing...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Satellite Data for Climate Resilience and Disaster Management City Plans
This webinar focuses on flood history and flood risk as well as on land motion (subsidence), but related topics that are touched upon are...
European Space Agency
17 Jul 2018 Analysing Urban Areas Using Free Data and Open Online Tools
The aim of this webinar is twofold: first, to outline the use of the world settlement footprint (WSF) for comparative analysis and, second...
European Space Agency


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