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EO4SD climate cluster's support further improves Africa’s leading drought and food security modelling tool

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Through a collaboration with the African Risk Capacity, the EO4SD climate resilience cluster is providing earth observation data on essential climate variables including soil moisture and precipitation, to feed into the Africa RiskView tool. Africa RiskView is the region’s leading tool to inform decision making on drought and food security.

23 July 2019

Earth observation data enhances top climate tools through collaboration with International Finance Institutions

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The EO4SD CR cluster has been working with IFIs including the World Bank, IFC, Africa Risk Capacity, and IDB, to integrate earth observation into existing tools and platforms that they use to enhance climate resilient decision making. EO data on several essential climate variables are being provided to some of the most well-known climate data platforms including the World Bank's Climate Change Knowledge Portal.

19 July 2019

Earth observation data supports flood resilience in ADB projects in China and Philippines

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Over the past year, the EO4SD Climate Resilience cluster has been working with the Asian Development Bank to provide Earth Observation (EO) data in support of climate resilience projects in the Philippines and China. To help improve flood risk management planning in the Philippines, the cluster has developed a prototype monitoring service to better detect seasonal fluctuations of water bodies and long-term changes. Additionally, the cluster used past EO images and precipitation data to map the extent and location of past flooding events in Yanji City.

17 July 2019

EO4SD climate cluster collaborates with World Bank applying EO support to Lake Victoria Basin projects

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The Lake Victoria Basin is Africa’s largest freshwater lake and currently faces multiple environmental, economic and social challenges that all together contribute to the degradation of Lake Victoria. In partnership with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission the EO4SD cluster is working to develop an environmental management project for the Basin to help it maintain its ecological integrity.

12 July 2019

Infographic: EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster's story so far

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Earth Observation (EO) provides timely and accurate information about the Earth’s atmosphere, landmasses, and oceans to inform and facilitate climate resilience development globally. EO4SD is an ESA initiative with aims to merge EO-based information with development operations to identify a location’s adaptive capacity, its climate risks, and resilience building opportunities. This story is only beginning.

12 July 2019

Meet ADAM

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ADAM is a highly-flexible platform that facilitates the access to a large volume of Earth Observation-based, environmental data. The EO4SD Climate Resilience cluster project has deployed ADAM to provide International Financing Institutions' programmes with enhanced climate risk management capabilities. To increase the impact of ADAM, the EO4SD consortium has offered training and capacity building programmes to provide stakeholders with the ability to utilise ADAM for their own purposes.

12 July 2019

ESA’s EO4SD climate resilience cluster collaborates with World Bank in Liberia

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Liberia’s history of instability and conflict have resulted in dramatic levels of urbanisation and accounted for a majority of the Monrovian population to reside in coastal slums prone to flooding and soil erosion. The EO4SD climate resilience cluster is working with the World Bank to provide earth observation data that can be used to model the impacts of disaster and climate change on the developed land and offer alternative scenarios of how Monrovia could develop.

09 July 2019

Earth Observation data: the new frontier in climate resilience

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Earth Observation (EO) data has emerged as a method of providing good quality data to inform climate-resilient decisions. The EO4SD climate resilience cluster is collaborating with International Finance Institutions to demonstrate the power of EO data when applied to real-world projects around the world.

01 July 2019

Webinar June 11 2019: How can EO data support climate resilient development?

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The EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster is holding a webinar to demonstrate the potential for Earth Observation to contribute to climate resilient development objectives. The webinar, How can EO data support climate resilient development? will take place twice on the 11th June 2019 at: 10-11am CEST / 3-4pm PHT and at 3-4pm CEST / 9-10am EST.

03 June 2019

EO4SD Climate Resilience stakeholder & capacity building workshop

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The EO4SD Climate Resilience cluster co-organised together with IGAD ICPAC a stakeholder and capacity building workshop in Nairobi (Kenya) on 13 March 2019. The workshop aims to demonstrate the value of Earth observation data to climate-resilient development through a series of presentations, discussions, and hands-on training.

22 January 2019