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AlcantaraCapacity building, Education, ESA, GSP, Ongoing, Partnerships, Project, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., SDG4 Quality Education, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, Prosperity, PartnershipsSDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESAGSPA bridge to international research partners Science is a universal language that can serve as a bridge between cultures and extends beyond national limits. Researchers all over the world work together in their quest for fundamental knowledge e.g. on our origins, the evolution of our environment and all aspects affecting our quality of life. They also investigate the technology that will help us shape our future. Space is also a world-wide enterprise with a global reach. At the European Space Agency, a 20-country multinational organisation, the thrill of people of all backgrounds and nationalities working together is a usual element in every project that is undertaken. ESA has built its success on such multinational environment in the last four decades. The Agency enables its member countries to work as partners, for them to develop programmes of interest to all of them. Beyond its member states, ESA also interfaces with international partners in order to carry out joint space missions, instrument collaborations, joint operations and data analysis. ESA extends this cultural exchange to space R&D work by supporting cooperation between research groups in Europe and those based elsewhere, in study areas of mutual benefit. A number of ESA programmes participate and provide opportunities for such cooperation. The need for this facilitation has motivated the creation of ESA's Alcantara (القنطرة,"bridge" in arabic) initiative: a dedicated instrument to support research promotion that recognises the critical role in such effort of leading academic institutions inside and outside Europe. The initiative acknowledges the constraints and challenges that these entities often face in terms of e.g. administrative resources, and builds on previous successful ESA experiences. Alcantara is implemented within the ESA General Studies Programme (GSP) (http://www.esa.int/gsp) and provides access to partnership opportunities within ESA's scientific and application programmes. Earth observation and satellite navigation were the first programmes within ESA to particpate. The Earth observation programme has a long tradition of research partnerships e.g., through its TIGER initiative for water resource management, and the satellite navigation programme, already has research partners from all over the world, especially from regions of interest to study the propagation of satellite signals (e.g. the equatorial regions). The GSP main role in this domain is to carry out preparatory analyses, as it does routinely to help lay the groundwork for the Agency's future activities. The assessment studies undertaken by the GSP provide ESA and its member states with the necessary information on which to base their decisions about the implementation of new programmes and the future direction of space activities. Capacity building, Education, PartnershipsTitle - URLAlcantaraProjectOngoingAndres Galvez; Ian CarnelliThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
B-LiFEAfrica, Completed, Demonstration Project, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Disease, Emergency response, ESA, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, Telemedicine, TIA, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, Europe, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., People, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 3.8 Universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality health-care and access to safe, effective, ..., affordable essential medicines and vaccines, 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESATIABiological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies The objective of the ESA IAP-ARTES 20 Biological Light Fieldable laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) project was to bring a diagnostic capability as close as possible to the crisis area, thus providing an essential element of fast emergency response while preserving the safety of deployed staff and of the surrounding populations. The B-LiFE project added a set of space technologies and functions to a transportable bio-laboratory thereby considerably improving the quality of the services offered: 1) satellite telecommunications to connect with the distant home base laboratory, stakeholders and end users, 2) GNSS (Global Navigation satellite System) data for geo-location and Earth Observation data for site selection and monitoring. B-LiFE was already successfully deployed in Guinea to fight the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemics. Africa, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Disease, Emergency response, Health, Medical, Telecommunications, TelemedicineTitle - URLB-LiFE - Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for EmergenciesDemonstration ProjectCompletedArnaud RungeCTMA - Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe
BARRD - Broadband Access for Rural Regeneration9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Connectivity, Digital divide, ESA, ICT, Inclusiveness, Infrastructure, Integrated Applications Project, Rural development, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, Europe, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., Asia Pacific, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, Prosperity, PartnershipsSDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIABroadband Access for Rural Regeneration with DVB-RCS The objectives of the BARRD project were the integration and trial of a communications system that exploits the unique features of two wireless technologies. The system was expected to be particularly relevant to some rural communities, which are suffering, when compared with urban communities, from a lack of broadband communications (the so-called digital divide). The new system provides a broadband system that is easy and quick to install. The system can be shared by end users making it cost effective. The expected benefits brought by the project are the availability of cost-effective broadband communications in small rural communities that are, and will remain, outside the reach of typical terrestrial communications networks. Further support is expected for the growing trend of knowledge-based workers migrating from the cities to the countryside, and for the regeneration of rural economies. The project also aimed to extend the range of applications and hence market for satellite technologies. Connectivity, Digital divide, ICT, Inclusiveness, Infrastructure, Rural developmentTitle - URLBARRD - Broadband Access for Rural Regeneration with DVB-RCSIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedAvanti Communications LimitedThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe, Asia Pacific
CBICT9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Capacity building, Completed, Digital divide, Education, Education, ESA, ICT, Infrastructure, Project, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, Prosperity, PartnershipsSDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIACapacity Building projects related to ICT in developing countries The Millennium Development Goals, together with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS ) have paved the way to a number of Capacity Building (CB) projects related to ICT in developing countries. Satcom technology and knowledge can contribute to achieving education worldwide, especially in area or regions that have no or a bad infrastructure. For ESA, the CBICT study had the underlying goal to identify how to federate and catalyse a major line of actions to be undertaken with the participation of 3rd party institutions in line with the action plan proposed by the UN. The goal of this project was to define and validate a reference model for CB projects using satellite communications (Satcom). Satcom technology and knowledge can contribute to achieving education worldwide, especially in area or regions that have no or a bad infrastructure. With regard to the MDGs, Capacity Building (CB) is primarily about the empowerment of organizations and people. CB entails the strengthening of individual, organisational and institutional competencies of the local partners. It is a broad definition and in its essence, capacitating people and organisations is a component of the core strategy of empowerment of people and partner organisations. Empowering people and organisations relates to the strengthening of knowledge, skills and attitudes so that people and organisations are capable of taking their development in their own hands. In practical terms it means that at every stage of a project, people have to acquire different skills and knowledge. Capacity building, Digital divide, Education, Education, ICT, InfrastructureTitle - URLCBICTProjectCompletedTNO NLThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
DDS: Broadcasting Africa9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Discontinued, ESA, ICT, Infrastructure, Service Demonstration, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, Prosperity, PartnershipsSDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIAProviding satellite data to places where network connection is not effectively supported In 2001 ESA launched an innovative tool to provide satellite data to places where the network connection was not effectively supported, in a rapid and cost-effective way: the Data Dissemination System (DDS). Three uplink stations located at Kiruna (Sweden) and Esrin (Italy) together with more than 200 receiving stations between Europe and Africa constitute the ground segment facility that allows the data distribution. During its first years of operations the Data Dissemination System has transmitted Envisat data and products to users resident in European Countries. In the first months of 2011, ESA launched a new generalised service based on the DDS technology that can distribute EO data coming from almost all the satellites launched by ESA and Third Party Missions to Africa: Broadcasting Africa. In the last ten years, since the World Summit on Sustainable Development, ESA has drastically increased its efforts to help the development of the African regions. The TIGER project, on water resource management, the Maputo Declaration, that extend the GMES programme to Africa, and many Data User Elements actions have delivered precious satellite information products that offer to Africa the essential knowledge to better manage its environmental resources and to face many health and safety issues. All these ESA initiatives are part of a common strategy that foresees to address the challenge of Africa's sustainable development reinforcing space assets. Following this approach the agency decided to realise a service that helps the European Earth Observation Science community to overcome the “digital divide” barrier. The new DDS service has opened the door to a massive and more valuable use of this data dissemination system. Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, ICT, InfrastructureTitle - URLDDS: Broadcasting AfricaService DemonstrationDiscontinuedStefano Badessi; Francesco FelicianiThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
ECO - Every Child Online10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, Education, ESA, Growth, ICT, Innovation, Integrated Applications Project, Ongoing, Telecommunications, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 4.6 Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy, 8.6 Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training, 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women, SDG5 Gender Equality, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, Prosperity, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG5 Gender Equality, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.6 Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all, 4.c Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training ..., 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women, 8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 8.6 Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and ... industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean ... technologies, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIAAffordable and reliable Wi-Fi hotspots for low-income users in sub-Saharan Africa In 2019, only 28% of urban African areas and 6% of rural areas had an internet access. The ESA-supported Every Child Online partnership aims at developing new ground technologies bringing affordable and reliable satellite broadband services to schools and their local communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Source: International Telecommunication Union ITU Every Child Online, or ECO, a public-private partnership between ESA and UK satellite network operator Avanti Communications under ESA’s ARTES partner programme, is set to bring affordable and reliable Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income users in sub-Saharan Africa. To meet the high potential demand for sub-Saharan Africa satellite broadband, ECO aims to implement enhanced ground technologies and exploit novel service delivery methods, leveraging the latest capabilities of Avanti’s Hylas-4 telecoms satellite which will be operational by mid-2017. The programme will enable managed community internet access to be deployed both quickly and cost effectively, using a service model which supports socio-economic development within communities beyond the benefits of broadband access alone. Each ECO network point will be scalable to the demands of the local community, handling tens to hundreds of subscribers. \ The ECO satellite broadband services will benefit schools, health centres, community centres, Internet cafés and community area networks, along with governments, telecom providers, mobile network operators, Internet service providers, private network operators and local resellers. The ECO community shared access services will initially be deployed in a number of pilot sites across several countries, including rural and edge-of-urban communities, as well as in towns or suburban areas where fixed line or mobile connectivity is unavailable or unreliable. The ECO programme was launched in September 2016 and will continue for five years. This includes three years of evaluating pilot services for over 1400 community sites, including schools and internet cafés across six countries in Africa. Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, Education, Growth, ICT, Innovation, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLECO - Every Child OnlineIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingAvanti UKThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
EO4SD Agriculture and rural developmentAgriculture, Connectivity, Copernicus, Crops, Demonstration Project, EOP, ESA, Food, International Cooperation, Nutrition, Ongoing, Rural development, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, Latin America and the Caribbean, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, People, PartnershipsPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICTESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects related to Agricultural and rural development The EO4SD Agriculture and Rural Development project aims at demonstrating the benefits of EO-based geo-information products and services to support agricultural monitoring and management tasks, in particular projects and programmes of the Mulatilateral Development Banks (MDBs) such as World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, IFAD and Asian Development Bank which deal with land degradation, soil erosion, food security and irrigation systems management. The main objective of this Agriculture Cluster project is to demonstrate that the effectiveness of the MDB’s technical assistance interventions and financial investments in agriculture sector can be measurably enhanced by using EO-derived information to support large-scale crop area and type estimates (i.e. crop cover mapping and status assessment), irrigation and irrigation systems management (i.e. energy balance, water productivity and water stress), agriculture productivity assessment (i.e. yield estimation, ground water, precipitation monitoring), rural infrastructure investments planning and monitoring (i.e. households and transport networks mapping), Land Degradation Assessment (i.e. land use, rainfall, soil moisture, precipitation, fAPAR, NDVI indicators), and Environmental Impact Assessment (i.e. landscape level classification and change mapping including fragmentation, and agriculture commodities production impact on deforestation). Agriculture, Connectivity, Copernicus, Crops, Food, International Cooperation, Nutrition, Rural developmentTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingAnna BurzykowskaDHI GRAS A/S (DK)Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 10:48viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
EO4SD Climate Resilience13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Climate, Climate change, Decision Making, Demonstration Project, EOP, ESA, International Cooperation, Ongoing, 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 13.a Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ..., Latin America and the Caribbean, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, Planet, PartnershipsPlanet, SDG13 Climate action, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, 13.a Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICTESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects related to Agricultural and climate resilience The ESA EO4SD Climate Resilience project encapsulates heterogeneous and multi-disciplinary knowledge to provide answer about the real potential of Earth Observation in supporting climate resilience decision making at regional and national scale, and in collaboration with key Multilateral Development Banks (or MDBs). The project aims at developing an EO-based climate screening and risk management tools. The project demonstrates the value of EO solutions with a series of use cases developed in partnership with the stakeholders (e.g. International Financing Institutions (IFIs), national hydromet agencies (NMHSs)) and innovators (e.g. citizen, entrepreneurs) to derive high-level data products supporting the monitoring of and management of climate vulnerabilities. Activities are implemented to support selected flagship initiatives and projects implemented in Central America and Caribbean, East Africa, Central Asia and South Asia and led by the key actors in climate financing (ie. World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Interamerican Development Bank, etc.), which are interested in robust and up to date climate resilience indicators.   Climate, Climate change, Decision Making, International CooperationTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingAnna BurzykowskaGMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, SA (ES)Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 13:15viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
EO4SD EASTERN PARTNERSHIP15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Agriculture, Eastern Partnership, EOP, ESA, International Cooperation, Land Management, Ongoing, Public Private Partnership, Water Management, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Europe, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., People, Planet, PartnershipsPeople, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Planet, SDG15 Life on land, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 6.a ...Support water- and sanitation-related activities, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ...ESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects in Eastern European countries EO4EP – Earth Observation for Eastern Partnership is an ESA initiative which aims to achieve a steep increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the development programs implemented by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank in the Eastern European Region, in particular in order to support the technical collaboration and knowledge exchange among Eastern Partnership countries. The objective is to enhance the provision of the specialized remote sensing information services, analytic tools and geospatial information systems and to leverage new data sources such as Sentinel satellites to support planning, implementation, and monitoring of development projects as well as to provide remote sensing capacity building in three thematic areas: Agriculture, Land Management, and Water Resources Management. The project also aims to develop a portfolio of demonstration services which involve crop cultivation mapping and monitoring, assessment of water availability for crops, benchmarking against long-term data, delineation of areas currently undergoing water stress, predicting yields, providing information on land use as well as flood monitoring. Agriculture, Eastern Partnership, International Cooperation, Land Management, Water ManagementTitle - URLPublic Private PartnershipOngoingAnna BurzykowskaSPACE RESEARCH CENTRE, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (PL) Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 14:30viewEurope
EO4SD Marine & Coastal Resources Management14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, Coastal areas, Demonstration Project, Environment, EOP, ESA, Marine, Maritime, Ongoing, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., Latin America and the Caribbean, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., Asia Pacific, SDG14 Life below water, 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, Planet, PartnershipsPlanet, SDG14 Life below water, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.4 Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive ... practices & implement science-based management ..., 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICTESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects related to marine and coastal resources The EO4SD Marine and Coastal Resources Management project develops and demonstrates a portfolio of EO based information services that can be embedded into a critical mass of investment projects funded by International Development Banks which address marine and coastal issues. The main focus are information services addressing coastal dynamics (bathymetry, coastal erosion, sedimentation), coastal environment status (benthic and coastal habitats, coastal water quality), maritime and coastal surveillance (IUU fisheries control, pollution detection, resource extraction monitoring) and supporting the development of coastal economies (aquaculture, tourism, transport, energy). The priority geographic regions of interest are West Africa, East Africa, the Caribbean, the Northern Indian Ocean and Pacific Island States.   Coastal areas, Environment, Marine, MaritimeTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingGordon CampbellNATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (GB) Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 13:20viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
EO4SD Urban development11.1 Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, Cities, Climate change, Copernicus, Demonstration Project, EOP, ESA, Ongoing, Urban, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, Latin America and the Caribbean, 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 11.7 Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities, Asia Pacific, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Prosperity, PartnershipsProsperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals11.1 Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, 11.2 Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 11.6 Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management, 11.7 Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 11.b Increase the number of ... settlements adopting ... policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation & adaptation to climate change, disaster resilience ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICTESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects related to urban development The EO4SD-Urban project aims at demonstrating the benefits of satellite Earth Observation-based geoinformation products to support urban planning tasks, in the context of projects and programmes of Mulatilateral Development Banks (MDBs) such as the World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, etc., and stakeholders in their Client States, as well as major global development initiatives. Its major goal is to provide convincing demonstrations of the benefit and utility of user-driven EO-based information in the urban framework, based on case studies in approximately 40 cities, thereby enhancing measurably the MDB’s technical assistance interventions and financial investments in the urban sector. To progress towards the longer-term goal of estabishing EO-based information as part of the working practices of MDBs and their Client States, an important element of the project is to provide knowledge transfer via capacity building exercises on how to derive and use EO-based product in various urban development-related scenarios. Cities, Climate change, Copernicus, UrbanTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingZoltan BartalisGAF AG (DE)Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 13:25viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
EO4SD Water Resource Management6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, Climate change, Data Intensive, Demonstration Project, EOP, ESA, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Ongoing, Water, Water Management, Water Treatment, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, Latin America and the Caribbean, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, Asia Pacific, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, People, PartnershipsPeople, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, 6.2 Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls ..., 6.3 Improve water quality ... halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse, 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICTESAEOPFacilitating the uptake of EO-derived information in sustainable development projects related to water management By 2025, about 1.8 billion people will be living in regions or countries with absolute water scarcity. Using EO information and services, the ESA-coordinated EO4SD initiative supports international development assistance by helping countries to better measure and manage their water resources. Source: World Bank The EO4SD Earth Observation for Sustainable Development project aims to achieve a step increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the IFIs regional and global programs. It followa a systematic, user-driven approach in order to meet longer-term, strategic geospatial information needs in the individual developing countries, as well as international and regional development organizations. Specifically, for water resource management the EO4SD seeks to demonstrate the benefits and utility of EO services in response to stakeholder requirements for water resources monitoring and management at local to basin scales. Climate change, Data Intensive, Flood Monitoring, Floods, Inland waters, Mediterranean, Natural resources, Water, Water Management, Water TreatmentTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingBenjamin KoetzDHI GRAS A/S (DK)Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 13:31viewAfrica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific
EPO Earth GuardianAstronauts, Climate, Completed, Education, ESA, Experiment, HRE, ISS International Space Station, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG13 Climate action, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., Prosperity, Planet, PartnershipsProsperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAHREInteractive activities for schools via a live link with the ISS The loss of biodiversity, environmental damages, the use of non-regenerative resources, climate change and the habits of consumption make self-sustainable developments crucial. To find a balance between economic increase, resource consumption and destruction, nature and social developments, a future sustainable development strategy is required. If a change in perceptions and behaviours shall be achieved, then these have to be tackled by experience, learning and life. The EPO Earth Guardian activity aimed to introduce concepts of environmental observation, realisation of increasing problems and the opportunity of protecting. The education support team to the EPO Earth Guardian was a joint endeavour between the German Aerospace Center (DLR), German schools, German universities and ESA´s Human Spaceflight directorate education team. The in-flight experiment had a very strong connection with the ground activities during the mission. To do this material on ISS/Gerst (pictures, Videos, LiveCalls) were made available for use in schools; project work in teams was developed with respect to different aspects of the subject; learning by doing was encouraged with practical and real examples, and the pupils were stimulated to develop awareness and importance of attitudes and values. Astronauts, Climate, Education, ISS International Space StationTitle - URLEPO Earth GuardianExperimentCompletedNigel SavageDLR (DE)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
EPO GreenhouseEducation, ESA, Experiment, HRE, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG13 Climate action, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., Prosperity, Planet, PartnershipsProsperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAHREFood production in space presented to pupils via a live ISS link An illumination test was performed by Paolo Nespoli in connection with the ‘Greenhouse in Space’ education project on 26 December 2010. This is an education project where the concept of fresh food production in space is related to the biology and science curriculums of 12 to 14 year olds through film and ISS live link activities. EducationTitle - URLEPO GreenhouseExperimentRosita Suenson; Shamim HarteveltElisabeth Celton (ESA)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
ESA BICS8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Economic development, Economic growth, ESA, Innovation, Ongoing, Partnerships, Programme, TEC, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., Europe, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Prosperity, PartnershipsProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ...ESATECInspiring and enabling entrepeneurs to turn space-connected ideas into successful commercial businesses ESA’s Business Incubation Centres (BICs), initiated by ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO), work to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies, and provide technical expertise and business-development support. Our Business Incubation Centres across European countries support selected entrepreneurs with comprehensive commercial and technical assistance to help them start up businesses that apply space technology to non-space industrial, scientific and commercial fields. ESA BICs help to create viable businesses and new jobs by providing support to more than 130 companies every year in Europe, and more than 400 start-ups companies have received support to date. Economic development, Economic growth, Innovation, PartnershipsTitle - URLESA BICSProgrammeOngoingFrank Salzgeber; Niels Eldering; Priel ManesThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewEurope
ESA LCA Database and Handbook: Framework for Life Cycle Assessment in SpaceAnalysis & Framework, CleanSpace, Environment, ESA, Life Cycle Assessment, Ongoing, OPS, Sustainability, 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., SDG13 Climate action, 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 12.8 Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Prosperity, Planet, PartnershipsProsperity, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes ... reduce their release to air, water and soil ... minimize adverse impacts on health and environment, 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, 12.8 Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ...ESAOPSImproving our understanding of the environmental impacts of space activities Since its inception, the EcoDesign branch of ESA Clean Space has been leading its field of expertise by quantifying the impacts to various environmental indicators using the ISO standardized methodology of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The objective of EcoDesign is to reduce the environmental impacts of the space sector by developing green technologies, and applying LCA to space mission design. Increasingly, LCA has become one of the core elements of environmental policy around the world. The two main ISO standards covering LCA are ISO 14040 and ISO 14044, outlining its principles, framework, requirements, and guidelines. However, special adaptations were required to apply this methodology to space. ESA has pioneered the analysis and reduction of environmental impacts within the space sector, and this methodology was captured in an ESA LCA Handbook, which was published in 2017. Dedicated studies were also performed which resulted in space-specific LCA datasets which were compiled in an ESA LCA Database (DB). This allowed ESA to identify some preliminary environmental impacts in terms of various environmental indicators. In the past years, ESA has also included environmental requirements in projects such as Copernicus, Ariane 6, and Galileo. This framework aims to guide and enable the European space industry in applying LCA to their projects. The LCA DB and handbook are constantly being updated and improved, with several on-going studies attempting to quantify the impacts of spacecraft, launchers, propellants, space debris, and more.   CleanSpace, Environment, Life Cycle Assessment, SustainabilityTitle - URLAnalysis & FrameworkOngoingcleanspace@esa.intDeloitte Sustainablility https://www2.deloitte.com/nl/nl/pages/risk/topics/sustainability.html/?icid=nav2_sustainability Vito https://vito.be/enMonday, 25 January, 2021 - 14:36view
Introduction of Multiple Beam Networks in Africa10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Completed, Digital divide, Economic growth, ESA, Growth, ICT, Infrastructure, Study, Telecommunications, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, Prosperity, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIAAnticipating needs for telecommunication services in Africa This project provided a comprehensive analysis of the current situation of the ICT sector and terrestrial networks in Africa, an assessment of the technical and financial benefits that a multiple spot beam like satellite infrastructure could bring, including satellite system detailed design and programmatic aspects. It identified for which purpose and under which conditions, modern multibeam satellite networks can be extended to African countries. This study identified the requirements on satellite telecommunication networks in African developing countries in response to anticipated needs for telecommunication services. The analysis was carried out with the support of African actors with demonstrated expertise and experience in terrestrial telecommunication networks in Africa. The offer of satellite telecommunication networks in these countries was characterised within the targeted 2017 timeframe. The study elaborated a system architecture to define the requirements at satellite level, assuming the use of existing solutions for air interface, user terminals and ground infrastructure. A satellite technical solution based on multi-beam antennas and meeting the identified requirements was proposed, together with a programmatic approach for the satellite payload technology development and the delivery of such a solution. The final objective of the study was to identify the technical and financial benefits, as well as the specifics of the proposed solution, for introducing multi beam satellite networks in the African developing countries. Africa, Digital divide, Economic growth, Growth, ICT, Infrastructure, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLIntroduction of Multiple Beam Networks in AfricaStudyCompletedASTRIUM SASThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
ISIDE4Africa (I4A)9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Completed, Digital divide, Education, ESA, ICT, Project, Telecommunications, TIA, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, Prosperity, PartnershipsSDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIAProviding educational content and Internet access to African primary and professional high schools and to health and cultural centres The ISIDE 4 Africa (I4A) project was an extension (spin-off) of the Innovative Satellite Interactive Digital Entertainment (ISIDE) project. While ISIDE mainly provided a satellite service platform for the distribution of digital multimedia contents (e.g. films and interactive live events) to European cinemas, I4A focused on the provision of educational content and Internet access to African primary and professional high schools and to health and cultural centres. In a nutshell, I4A aimed at providing a one-stop-solution for the collection, organisation, delivery and use of digital educational contents based on the ISIDE platform/service. The I4A pilot phase addressed six sites in Burkina Faso and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Throughout the entire project duration (16 months), the I4A consortium worked in close cooperation with the local partners in order to identify additional sites and exploit the content fruition. At least 25 different contents were provided, chosen and adapted to suit the French-speaking audience. Content was provided by UNESCO-CICT and the Piedmont Region. Africa, Digital divide, Education, ICT, TelecommunicationsTitle - URLISIDE4Africa (I4A)ProjectCompletedDavide TomassiniMicrocinema SRLThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
Memorandum Of Understanding between ESA and the European Polar Board (EPB)Antarctica, ESA, ESA, Ongoing, Partnerships, Polar, Technology Transfer, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, Antarctic, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., PartnershipsPartnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAESAA framework for a wider cooperation between ESA and the EPB, defining the use of European Antarctic stations for scientific and technological purposes The MoU between ESA and the European Polar Board (EPB) has provided a framework for a wider cooperation between ESA and the EPB, and defines the use of European Antarctic stations for scientific and technological purposes. As such, an umbrella is formed under which the exchange of information on relevant technologies or procedures between ESA and EPB Members is facilitated. Joint activities envisioned under this MoU will be implemented in separate agreements directly with EPB member organisations, outlining the specific activities agreed upon and detailing the responsibilities of each party. The MoU defines the collaboration and implementation of technologies or procedures at European Antarctic stations, based on the complementarities among the terrestrial, marine and space platforms for the study of Antarctica. At the same time, harmonisation of research activities in the Antarctic in a number of fields is defined in the MoU. This will expand the cooperation that started in 2002 between ESA, the Italian space agency ASI, the French space agency CNES, the French polar research and technology institute (IFRTP) and the Italian agency for new technology, energy and environment ENEA, regarding the use of the Concordia Antarctic station for planetary missions simulations. Antarctica, Partnerships, PolarTitle - URLMemorandum Of Understanding between ESA and the European Polar Board (EPB)Technology TransferOngoingThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAntarctic
METEOR13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Digital Platform Services, Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Earthquake, Floods, Landslides, Ongoing, UKSA, Volcanoes, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., SDG1 No poverty, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.15 Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development, People, Prosperity, Planet, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 11.5 Reduce the number of deaths and people affected and ... decrease the ... economic losses relative to global GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 17.15 Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable developmentUKSAModelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines The overall aim of METEOR is to provide robust national-scale exposure and multi-hazard information based on Earth observation (EO) data. The solution is based on day- and night-time optical satellite imagery and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data providing a reliable and cost-effective way to deliver outputs in potentially data-poor areas and those that are difficult to access. Consistent, reliable information on exposure (building location and construction type) along with multi-hazard knowledge (i.e. how hazards such as earthquakes and landslides occur and interact) is vital when building resilience to hazards and contributing to sustainable development. METEOR strengthenes national and regional awareness and the technical capacity of targeted users in disaster management when planning for and responding to disasters such as earthquakes, floods, landslides and volcanic eruptions.  Disaster response, Disaster risk management, Earthquake, Floods, Landslides, VolcanoesTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesOngoingBritish Geological Survey https://www.bgs.ac.uk/Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:03viewAfrica, Asia Pacific
Outreach: Training and Educational InitiativesCleanSpace, Education, Environment, ESA, Ongoing, OPS, Outreach, Sustainability, Training, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., SDG4 Quality Education, Prosperity, PartnershipsProsperity, SDG4 Quality Education, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals4.4 Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ...ESAOPSProviding training in the areas of Clean Space activities Clean Space regularly hosts training sessions for students and industry, promoting sustainable practices in space. In particular, three means have been developed for this purpose: the Life Cycle Perception board game, the Life Cycle Assessment and Eco-design for Space Missions course and the Clean Space Training Course. The first is a board game that aims to enhance the awareness of the players about the most polluting phases of space missions and the various indices that can be used to measure the environmental impact of a mission. The second is a two-day training that helps participants familiarise themselves with environmental Life Cycle Assessment and eco-design concepts and learn how these methodologies can be implemented in the space sector. The last is a one-week intensive training aimed at university students (Master and PhD). The course is focused on cutting-edge technologies and techniques to design a satellite which will not generate more debris, that will remove the ones already in orbit and that will be environmentally friendly.   CleanSpace, Education, Environment, Sustainability, TrainingTitle - URLOutreachOngoingcleanspace@esa.intDeloitte Sustainablility https://www2.deloitte.com/nl/nl/pages/risk/topics/sustainability.html/?icid=nav2_sustainability Quantis https://quantis-intl.com/Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 14:53view
SatCorpAfrica10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, ESA, ICT, Infrastructure, Innovation, Integrated Applications Project, Ongoing, Telecommunications, TIA, Transport, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, Prosperity, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIASatellite Corporate services for Africa With ARTES 3-4 Satcom Applications projects SatFinAfrica (https://artes-apps.esa.int/projects/satfinafrica) and SatSoHoAfrica (https://artes.esa.int/projects/satsohoafrica), SatADSL has already successfully launched several services (others are about to be demonstrated) in Africa dedicated to small to medium size companies or small sites of larger companies. The service platform of these two projects is based on the Sat3Play technology of Newtec and on the ASTRA2Connect platform of SES, both of which were originally tailored to the consumer market, and which have been successfully customised to offer an efficient and flexible solution for contended traffic and low to medium data rate in the return channel (from the remote terminals to the hub station). With SatCorpAfrica SatADSL extends its portfolio of services towards the market segment of “Professional Corporate Network” (also called Wide-Area-Network or “WAN”) with a set of attractive and flexible service offers. Targeted customers of WAN services are large and medium size enterprises operating in Africa in different business sectors, such as Oil&Gas, Construction and Media Broadcasting (e.g. local Business TV and local radio). These enterprises operate with Headquarters (HQ) in big cities and multiple subsidiary sites located in smaller cities. Thanks to the new services of SatCorpAfrica, end users have access to more cost effective technology with dedicated bandwidth at an affordable price and higher speeds in the return link. They also have access to Value-Added Services (VAS) related to the supervision of service quality and content management. They have the opportunity to have access to flexible tailor-made service/solutions that will meet both their requirements and budget. African distributors will increase their sales volumes and market share by targeting a wider range of end users with a wider range of requirements. They will have the opportunity to offer this range of services with a single service platform. The overall market of large and medium size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa requiring WAN services is estimated at about 400,000 corporate network sites. The addressable market of SatCorpAfrica is defined as the number of sites outside big cities not yet connected by other professional VSAT service providers, which is estimated to be in the order of about 20% of the overall market, i.e. 80,000 sites. Africa, Connectivity, Digital divide, Economic development, Economic growth, ICT, Infrastructure, Innovation, Telecommunications, TransportTitle - URLSatCorpAfrica - Satellite Corporate services for AfricaIntegrated Applications ProjectOngoingDavide TomassiniSatADSL (BE)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
Satellite Image Analysis for Maintenance of Property Databases 17.1 Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection, Cities, Completed, Digital Platform Services, Infrastructure, Taxation, UKSA, Urban, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, PartnershipsPartnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals17.1 Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collectionUKSAMonitoring the development of large infrastructure projects This solutions enables monitoring of detailed changes to buildings in urban and rural environments through the analysis of three- dimensional very high-resolution satellite Earth observation (EO) data. The product identifies buildings and land parcels that have changed and directs fieldwork assessment for detailed property data collection. This valuation information feeds property taxation calculations enabling revenue to be collected by the national tax authorities. The focus of this solution is to ensure that property records can be kept up to date, maximizing revenue potential for the benefit of local communities through the increased much-needed funding of local public services. Cities, Infrastructure, Taxation, UrbanTitle - URLDigital Platform ServicesCompletedAirbus Defence and Space Ltd intelligence-airbusds.comFriday, 11 December, 2020 - 11:36viewAfrica
SatFinAfrica10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Completed, Economic growth, ESA, Financial services, ICT, Infrastructure, Integrated Applications Project, Poverty, TIA, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, People, Prosperity, PartnershipsPeople, SDG1 No poverty, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, Prosperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and GDP ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 9.c Significantly increase access to ICT technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020, 10.1 Progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average, 10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIA Reliable and secured financial services in remote areas “SatFinAfrica” is a pilot project that demonstrated the suitability of the Sat3Play platform, originally designed for the consumer and SoHo market, to provide reliable and secured financial services (e.g. to money transfer companies, microfinance institutions, banks and Automated Teller Machines) in remote and underserved areas in emerging countries in Africa. SatFinAfrica targets remote sites of large organisations, in particular financial institutions, which have a critical need for a ubiquitous and secured telecommunication platform with adequate latency performance and privacy and acceptable service costs. Not covered by terrestrial communications means that these remote sites are generally not large enough to justify the investment in a classic corporate VSAT. Two main financial applications are targeted, namely, money transfer and automated telling machines (ATMs). In addition, SatFinAfrica also targets the development and provision of VNO (Virtual Network Operator) and QoS features for the Sat3Play platform to allow local distributors to autonomously manage the service profiles of their pools of customers and become, de-facto, local service operators. This is supported by the development of a monitoring & controlling tool (CMT, Customer Management Tool), which provides a user-friendly web-interface with different levels of rights to grant local distributors the required level of autonomy and ease of usage. Economic growth, Financial services, ICT, Infrastructure, PovertyTitle - URLSatFinAfrica - Reliable and secured financial services in remote areasIntegrated Applications ProjectCompletedDavide TomassiniSea&Space Exploration, BelgiumThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica
Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG)Asteroids, Collaboration, ESA, Global, NEO, OPS; SSA, Space Debris, Space Safety, Space Weather, SSA, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, SDG13 Climate action, Planet, PartnershipsPlanet, SDG13 Climate action, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goalsESAOPS; SSAESA partners with UN COPUOS on responses to asteroid threats, including basic research and development, impact mitigation measures and deflection missions ESA’s Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme partners with many countries, organisations and individuals. In particular, the SSA Programme has strong links to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), which facilitates the Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG) and the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN). SMPAG and IAWN were both established in response to the need for an international response to the threat of near-Earth object (NEO) impacts. SMPAG (pronounced ‘same page’) coordinates the technological know-how of agencies, including ESA, recommending specific responses to asteroid threats, including basic research and development, impact mitigation measures and deflection missions. Depending on the capabilities and specific technologies available to each agency, options are made to ensure the best use is made of skills of each organisation. ESA’s primary projects are the SSA programme - in particular, the dedicated near-Earth object segment, mapping of threat scenarios to mission types, as well as AIM – ESA’s Asteroid Impact Mission. Asteroids, Collaboration, NEO, Space Debris, Space Safety, Space Weather, SSATitle - URLESA partners with United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS)Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:29viewGlobal
Space Situational AwarenessESA, OPS; SSA, Space Debris, Space Safety, Space Weather, SSA, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, Europe, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land, Planet, PartnershipsPlanet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goalsESAOPS; SSAAcquiring independent capability to detect, predict and assess the risk that space debris , near-Earth objects (NEO) and space weather pose to life, the environment and infrastructure ESA’s Space Situational Awareness Programme (SSA) launched in 2009, with the goal of supporting Europe’s access to and utilisation of space, with specific a focus on the space environment and hazards that occupy it. SSA means that Europe will know what goes on in space by acquiring the independent capability to detect, predict and assess the risk that space debris objects, near-Earth objects (NEO) and space weather pose to life, the environment and infrastructure. Space-based systems have become indispensable to many of Europe’s critical services and functions, including communication, navigation and security. Any disruption to these space-based services could have significant negative implications for an enormous range of activities, including travel by land, air and sea, information technology, climate monitoring, weather forecasting and vitally, the delivery of emergency services. Europe’s access to information on what happens in our local space has to date been largely dependent on non-European sources and the goodwill of other spacefaring nations, and for this reason, Europe needs an autonomous SSA capability. Space Debris, Space Safety, Space Weather, SSATitle - URLSpace Situational AwarenessThursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:29viewEurope
SWAY4EDU2 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Education, ESA, Integrated Applications Project, Ongoing, TIA, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, Europe, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., SDG1 No poverty, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., SDG4 Quality Education, 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships, Prosperity, PartnershipsSDG1 No poverty, Prosperity, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, 4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development ... through education for sustainable development ..., 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., 17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ..., 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsESATIASatellite Way for Education - 13 satcom-enabled schools in rural areas Satellite Way for Education 2 (SWAY4Edu2) aims to realise an additional cluster (as compared to SWAY4EDU project) of 12 satcom-enabled schools in the rural area of Mpumalanga in South Africa and 1 school (3 classes, about 75 students) in a rural area of the Basilicata Region (Italy) for the development of competences in IT and in the preservation of the natural environment. The main objectives are to assist rural children and teachers to be more tech savvy and become aware of the benefits that information and communication technologies bring with them, to develop awareness amongst local youth, as well as amongst the wider community members, of the importance of preserving their local wildlife heritage, to implement and validate a set of pilot edutainment services (e.g. small digital cinema in the classrooms, radio channels) and to foster awareness and facilitate the utilisation of the system by the local communities. The project has created “twinning” activities between the South African schools and the Italian school to exchange educational, cultural and linguistic experiences and developed a partnership with the European and South African industry to establish a scalable and sustainable service to meet the above objectives on a wider deployment scale. The project will further realise an additional cluster of 20 satcom-enabled radio stations in the rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to expand the current network of rural radio stations deployed in Sway4edu with an additional 20 pilot sites to promote the “cloud” service. This will allow radio stations to generate their own radio programmes and to share them online with the other radios, enabling collaborative post-production of the content before final FM broadcasting to the local communities. EducationTitle - URLSWAY4EDU2 - Satellite Way for Education 2Integrated Applications ProjectOngoingDavide TomassiniOpenet Technologies S.p.A. (Italy)Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewAfrica, Europe
Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEPs)Big data, Connectivity, Copernicus, EOP, ESA, Geo hazards, Global, Institutions, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, Europe, PartnershipsPartnerships, SDG17 Partnerships for the goalsESAEOPAn ecosystem of interconnected Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs) on European footing, addressing: Coastal, Forestry, Hydrology, Geohazards, Polar, Urban and Food Security challenges For more than 20 years, “Earth Observation” (EO) satellites developed or operated by ESA have provided a wealth of data. In the coming years, the Sentinel missions, along with the Copernicus Contributing Missions as well as Earth Explorers and other, Third Party missions will provide routine monitoring of our environment at the global scale, thereby delivering an unprecedented amount of data. This expanding operational capability of global monitoring from space, combined with data from long-term EO archive, in-situ networks and models will provide users with unprecedented insight into how our oceans, atmosphere, land and ice operate and interact as part of an interconnected Earth System. While the availability of the growing volume of environmental data from space represents a unique opportunity for science and applications, it also poses a major challenge to achieve its full potential in terms of data exploitation.In this context ESA has started in 2014 the EO Exploitation Platforms (EPs) initiative, a set of R&D activities that in the first phase (up to 2017) aims to create an ecosystem of interconnected Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs) on European footing, addressing: Coastal, Forestry, Hydrology, Geohazards, Polar, Urban themes; and Food Security (under definition), In short, an EO exploitation platform is a collaborative, virtual work environment providing access to EO data and the tools, processors, and Information and Communication Technology resources required to work with them, through one coherent interface. As such the EP may be seen as a new ground segments operations approach, complementary to the traditional operations concept.The traditional ESA Ground Segment operations concept is based on moving data and tools to the single user, or to single user’s organization, therefore transferred many times, replicated in many places, and with data exploitation taking place at users’ premises. There is a loose user network, where the community (and collaboration) exists elsewhere within the EO ground segment.The fundamental principle of the EP operations concept is to move the user to the data and tools. Users access a platform work environment providing the data, tools, and resources required, as opposed to downloading, replicating, and exploiting data ‘at home’. The user community is present and visible in the platform, involved in its governance and invited (and enabled) to share and collaborate. This virtual workplace typically provides access to:Relevant EO and non-EO dataScalable network, computing resources and hosted processing (Infrastructure as a Service - IaaS)A platform environment (Platform as a Service - PaaS), allowing users to integrate, test, run, and manage applications (i.e. processors) without the complexity of building and maintaining their own infrastructure, and providing access to standard platform services and functions such as collaborative tools, data mining and visualization applications, the most relevant development tools (such as Python, IDL etc.), communication tools (social network) and documentation, accounting and reporting tools to manage resource utilization.Application repositories or stores (Software as a Service, SaaS) providing access to relevant advanced processing applications (for example InSAR processors and the Sentinel Toolboxes)The ESA EPs are furthermore implemented according to the following principles:Develop and employ open-source and freeware to the extent possible – to ensure reuse, avoid vendor lock-in, contain costs, and ensure opennessImplement standards – to ensure interoperabilityImplement infrastructure independence – to ensure cost effective infrastructure sourcing, avoid vendor lock-in, and allow reuse of public and commercial available ICTImplement pay-per-use – to avoid capital investment, contain costs, and allow for cost-sharingCater also to commercial providers – to allow (affordable) access to commercial software, data, and infrastructure when requiredSecure IPR – to ensure that users retain their own intellectual property rightsBe Community and impact driven – implement with deep participation of the scientific and application communities, to ensure user buy-inEnable sustainability – propose funding and revenue models and sources to maximize the probability of economic sustainability of the platforms in operations phase. Big data, Connectivity, Copernicus, Geo hazards, InstitutionsTitle - URLGuenther LandgrafThursday, 21 June, 2018 - 15:11viewGlobal, Europe