Putting EO data and tools into context for analysts and decisions makers

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On February 25 at 9am EST, the United Nations (UN) Statistical Commission will host the launch of the “Earth Observations (EO) Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements.” 

 

 

The Toolkit is the result of a collaborative effort between the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG) Initiative and UN-Habitat to advance the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”

 

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The Toolkit will provide user-friendly online resources to improve access to urban-related EO data, interactive EO processing tools, guidance documents, and good practice examples. The platform also aims to facilitate knowledge sharing, skill-building, and collaboration among local communities, cities, countries, and EO experts.

NASA’s Applied Sciences Program plays a key role in helping our partners use data to solve real-world problems, inform decision-making, enhance quality of life, and strengthen the economy. Through our leadership in the development and release of the Toolkit and other innovative projects, we continue to further the UN Sustainable Development Goals and leverage EO data to make life better right here at home.

Please join us for the launch to learn more about how the Applied Sciences Program and international collaborators are facilitating access to urban-related EO data, putting it into context to promote “inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable” communities around the world. After launch, the toolkit will be live here.

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