The CEOS SDG-AHT was formally set up in November 2016 at the 30th CEOS Plenary, and was extended several times to continue the ongoing efforts to support GEO and others stakeholders progressing the Agenda using satellite imagery. At the 35th CEOS Plenary (2021), the team, which is temporary by nature, was disbanded.
However, we have demonstrated that CEOS activities on SDG were critical to GEO and other users communities, and decided to keep a small core SDG coordination group in CEOS (incl Systems Engineering Office (SEO), former and current SIT Chair teams, CEO). Its implementation will be led by the SEO. This will ensure the current work is delivered by exisiting CEOS expertise (technical reports for 4 sub-indicators), provide a strategic direction, and assess and coordinate any future external requests: this federated approach’ is described in our CEOS SDG Strategic implementation post 2021.
To highlight the potential role for Earth observations for supporting the global Indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we, together with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) put together the “Earth Observations in Support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” report.
A successful sustainable development agenda will require effective partnerships for implementation. This report describes how GEO and CEOS Agencies will work with governments, academia, scientists, and the private sector to develop such partnerships for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
CEOS has prepared two high-level documents regarding its activity on the SDGs:
- What CEOS can do to support the U.N. 2030 Agenda and the SDGs
- CEOS expectations for the GEO Secretariat regarding support of the SDGs
CEOS has created a feature site to look at these priorities in more detail and to showcase the requirements; stakeholders; relevant missions; and tools, services, and derived products for each of these target SDG Indicators.
In addition, we have recently added a new table of EO enabling infrastructures that support SDGs. Check out the summary of those tools and their links.
The page can be accessed here.
Digital Earth Africa SDG Notebooks
Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) provides a routine, reliable and operational service, using Earth observations and the Open Data Cube platform to deliver decision-ready products enabling policy makers, scientists, the private sector and civil society to address social, environmental and economic changes on the continent and develop an ecosystem for innovation across sectors.
DE Africa hosts Jupyter Notebooks that can be used to address real world problems and contribute to the Global Indicator Framework. The notebooks on the page linked below demonstrate how DE Africa data and services can be used to support the Sustainable Development Goals.