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Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals in the Americas Region

This is a side-event of Twentieth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC, organized by INEGI of Mexico.

Reunión virtual / Virtual meeting, Chile - 7 Apr 2021

Description

The use of Earth Observations (EO) represents an opportunity to obtain reliable, timely and continuous information, which, integrated with geospatial information and official statistics in the national information system, allows to directly support the monitoring and measurement of the SDG indicators, thus as well as policy formulation.

The Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG), an international initiative from the Group on Earth Observations, serves a fundamental role to advance global knowledge about effective ways that Earth observations and geospatial information can support the SDGs. The Initiative seeks to advance the benefits of the SDGs through sustained, effective use of Earth observations.

This session will review country good practice examples in the use and promotion of Earth Observation solutions to monitor and calculate the SDG indicators in the Americas region, specifically the case of Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mexico. The session will focus on strengthening connection between EO community and statistical community in monitoring and reporting SDG indicators. Likewise, it will review two initiatives in the region related to the use of Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals: Earth Observations Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements and the Regional Open Data Cube.

07/04/2021

  • 13:30 to 13:35
    Welcome remarks
  • 13:35 to 13:55
    Discussion panel of use cases of Earth Observation data for SDG indicators in the Americas region
    • ▪ Juan Guillermo Gil García, Arquitecto - Secretaría de Infraestructura, Gobernación de Risaralda
          Colombia - Earth Observations toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements
      ▪ Claudio Stenner, Director - Geociencias, IBGE
          El uso de las observaciones de la Tierra en la producción de indicadores de los ODS en Brasil. El papel del IBGE
          The Use of Earth Observations in the Production of SDG Indicators in Brazil. The Role of IBGE
      ▪ Rafael Monge, Director - Centro Nacional de Información Ambiental
          Costa Rica - "Zoom" on Costa Rica’s experience
      ▪ Jimena Juárez, Jefe - Departamento de Análisis y Gestión de Subsistemas, INEGI
          Cubo de datos geoespaciales de México
          Mexican geospatial data cube
  • 13:55 to 14:05
    Earth Observations Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements
    • ▪ Argyro Kavvada, Líder - Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible Sede de la NASA, División de Ciencias de la Tierra
  • 14:05 to 14:15
    Regional Open Data Cube
    • ▪ Brian Killough, Jefe – CEOS, Oficina de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Centro de Investigación Langley de la NASA
  • 14:15 to 14:35
    Q&A Session
    • » Modera / Moderate: Angelica Gutierrez, Copresidente - GEO para la región de las Américas (AmeriGEO)
  • 14:35 to 14:40
    Closing Remarks
    • ▪ Rolando Ocampo, Director - División de Estadística, CEPAL
Banner Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG)
7 Apr 2021
Meetings and technical symposiums
Plataforma de conexión / Connection platform: ZOOM
(13:30 -14:45, hora de Chile, UTC-4)
Reunión virtual / Virtual meeting
Chile

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