SDGs & Satellite Data

Recent Presentations

  • SIT-33 Presentation (April, 2018)
  • 31st CEOS Plenary Presentation (October, 2017)
  • 32nd CEOS Strategic Implementation Team Meeting: GEO Presentation on their SDG approach (April, 2017)
  • 32nd CEOS Strategic Implementation Team Meeting: SDG-AHT Presentation (April, 2017)

Reports and Flyers

SDGs & Satellite Data Flyer

EO Handbook 2018 Special Edition:Satellite Earth Observations in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals
(Produced by CEOS & the European Space Agency | March, 2018)

This 2018 Special Edition of the Earth Observation Handbook – Satellite Earth Observations in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals – is the 3 rd thematic EO Handbook (preceded by the EO Handbooks on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate). Coordinated by ESA on behalf of the CEOS Ad Hoc Team on SDGs, with valuable contributions from Symbios Spazio, the GEO Initiative on SDGs (EO4SDG), and the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), this 100-page Handbook promotes and showcases the contribution of Earth observations to the realization of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, its goals and targets, and to the SDG Global Indicator Framework.

Earth Observations for Official Statistics: Satellite Imagery & Geo-Spatial Data Task Team Report
(Produced by UN Big Data Global Working Group | December, 2017) 

A handbook put together as an input to the United Nation Global Working Group on Big Data for Official Statistics report to the United Nations Statistical Commission for 2017.

Good Practice Guidance for SDG Indicator 15.3.1
(Produced by UNCCD and CSIRO | September, 2017)

This Good Practice Guidance Document, edited from a report prepared by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and published by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), provides guidance on methodologies and data options for progressing on SDG Indicator 15.3.1 – proportion of land that is degraded over total land area. This document is an important achievement with global impact for monitoring Indicator 15.3.1 and may help facilitate the development of harmonized methods for other Tier III Indicators. 

Earth Observations in Support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Report
(Produced by CEOS & GEO | March, 2017)

This report highlights the potential role for Earth observations in support of the global Indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and illustrates the value of Earth observation data for monitoring SDG progress through several case study examples. 

Earth Observations and Geospatial Information: Supporting Official Statistics in Monitoring the SDGs
(Produced by GEO | March, 2016) 

GEO leaflet, produced for a dedicated side-meeting at the 47th Session of the UN Statistical Commission (Statistical-Geospatial Integration Forum) at the Geospatial Information and Earth Observations: Supporting Official Statistics in Monitoring the SDGs Session on March 7th, 2016 in New York City. 

SDG-AHT Governing Documents

SDG AHT Implementation Plan 

Terms of Reference