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

Event date: 
11 June 2019

++UPDATE: 14 June 2019++ Recorded webinar video and webinar presentation are available now. Scroll down for more information.

The European Space Agency’s Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (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.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement, and numerous regional and national level development plans and strategies are explicit about the potential for climate change and its impacts to derail development efforts and reverse the trend of declining global poverty.

However, developing a picture of how climate impacts affect the environment and society can be difficult, especially in regions where data is missing, incomplete or inaccurate. Earth observation (EO) data helps in this regard by providing timely and accurate information in large quantities about the Earth’s atmosphere, landmasses, and oceans.

Combined with socio-economic data, EO data can provide useful information that can show potential climate risks and allow decision makers to develop strategies to build resilience. Since 2008, the European Space Agency has worked closely with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and their client countries to harness the benefits of EO in their operations and resources management.

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is an ESA initiative which aims at increasing the uptake of EO-based information in regular development operations at national and international level. Over the past year, the ESA EO4SD - Climate Resilience Cluster – has been working with IFIs to develop an EO-based integrated climate screening and risk management service and build capacity in IFI client states so that stakeholders can use EO-based information for climate resilient decision making.

Webinar details:

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD)

Webinar: How can EO data support climate resilient development?

Tuesday 11 June 2019

10-11am CEST / 3-4pm PHT

3-4pm CEST / 9-10am EST

The European Space Agency EO4SD’s Climate Resilience Cluster aims to demonstrate the potential for Earth Observation data to support climate resilient decision making at regional and national scales. Drawing on the project’s collaboration with IFIs, the webinar will showcase real-life use cases of EO-based data for climate resilience, discuss the associated opportunities, and provide a short demo of the project platform based on the ADAM technology.

Speakers include:

  • Alastair Baglee is a Technical Director at Acclimatise with over 23 years of experience as an earth scientist and international environmental and climate change consultant. He is an award-winning expert in assessing the current and future risks to societies and ecosystems from industrial development, climate change and other natural hazards. Alastair heads Acclimatise’s Analytics division, which includes the development of tailor-made applications to screen for climate risks.
  • Amanda Hall is a Principal Earth Observation Engineer at Telespazio VEGA UK. She is involved in projects with the European Space Agency (ESA) (e.g. the Instrument Data quality Evaluation and Analysis Service (IDEAS+) and Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) Climate Resilience) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) (the Marine, Coastal and Fisheries Sectoral Information System and the Evaluation and Quality Control function).
  • Dr. Carlos Domenech is Project Manager at GMV with more than 9 years of experience in coordination of Earth Observation projects. He currently coordinates the ESA’s project CLARA on radiative products for the EarthCARE Mission, manages the European Commission’s project NEXTSPACE for defining technical requirements for the next generation of Sentinels, and leads the ESA’s Climate Resilience cluster of the Earth Observation for Sustainable Development initiative.
  • Stefano Natali is managing director and space business manager at SISTEMA GmbH. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the analysis of satellite data for atmospheric and biophysical parameters retrieval. Since 2010 Stefano has worked in the development and promotion of ADAM to facilitate the management of a large variety of geospatial environmental data.

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