CEOS and the UN Sustainable Development Goals


The CEOS Ad Hoc Team on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-AHT) coordinates the efforts of CEOS Agencies in supporting the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) to advance the uptake of Earth Observations (EO) in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

The SDG-AHT has formed four subteams, each addressing an SDG indicator that has high potential for EO contributions, but for which there are still some methodological and data availability issues. Some of the efforts and achievements of CEOS for each of these indicators are summarised below.

For more information on the CEOS SDG-AHT, please visit the team's page on the CEOS website.

SDG Indicator 6.6.1: Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems

Documents
Satellite Data Needs: UNEP 6.6.1 Methodology
Satellite Data Analysis for SDG indicator 6.6.1
EO Support Sheet
Inventory of EO Data & Tools
Tools
Open Data Cube: Use-Case, Video, Demo

SDG Indicator 11.3.1: Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate

Documents
Satellite Data Needs
Satellite Data Analysis
EO Support Sheet
Inventory of EO Data & Tools
Tools
Open Data Cube: Use-Case, Video, Demo

SDG Indicator 14.1.1: Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density

Documents
Satellite Data Needs
Satellite Data Analysis
EO Support Sheet
Inventory of EO Data & Tools
Tools
Open Data Cube: Use-Case, Video, Demo

SDG Indicator 15.3.1: Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area

Documents
Satellite Data Needs
Satellite Data Analysis
EO Support Sheet
Inventory of EO Data & Tools
Tools
Open Data Cube: Use-Case, Video, Demo
CEOS ensures international coordination of civil space-based Earth observation programs and promotes exchange of data to optimize societal benefit and inform decision making for securing a prosperous and sustainable future for humankind.
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