TitleAll taxonomy termsGoalsTargetOrganizationDirectorateBodyKeywordsWebsiteProject/ProgramTypeStatusESA contactOther contactTerms of useSocio economic impactNotesPost dateLink to contentRegions
AG|knowledge 4.013.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Completed, Demonstration Project, ESA, Finance, Food, Insurance, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 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 ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG13 Climate action, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 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, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 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 ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sourcesESATIAGlobal transparency of agricultural crop production In India, 70% of rural households depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihood, with 82% of farmers being small and marginal. The ESA-backed AG|knowledge 4.0 project uses remote sensing satellite data from Copernicus, weather satellites and GNSS technologies to provide integrated analytical services and indicators for agricultural risk monitoring. Source: FAO Ag|knowledge 4.0 is an online platform that aims to provide integrated analytical services and indicators for agricultural risk monitoring. It enables various players in the food security business chain to use satellite services within their local context, deriving higher level economic variables and perform knowledge distribution. The product targets all the relevant stakeholders within the agricultural production sector such as commercial producers, subsistence farmers, buyers and processors, input suppliers, insurance companies, banks and governments. The project targets emerging economies with a particular focus on India. The service uses open remote sensing satellite data originating from Copernicus, weather satellites and GNSS technologies providing objective and updated information at low costs. Agriculture, Finance, Food, InsuranceTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intGeocledian GMBH https://geocledian.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAsia Pacific
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
Asian Development Bank Resident Support9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Capacity Building, Capacity building, Economic development, EOP, ESA, Financial services, Institutions, Ongoing, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., SDG1 No poverty, 1.a Ensure significant mobilization of resources to ... implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., Asia Pacific, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 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 ...SDG1 No poverty, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.a Ensure significant mobilization of resources to ... implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions, 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 ..., 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 ...ESAEOPProvidng an EO expert to support the work of the Asian Development Bank Through this activity ESA is deploying an EO information expert (Technical Secondment) to the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines, for a 2-year period. This activity is implemented in conjunction with ESA’s EO4SD initiative, and to further strengthen the collaboration with ADB (in particular, as an integral part of the ESA–ADB Memorandum of Intent). The primary objective of the secondment is to promote increased awareness use of EO information products and services within ADB operational activities. Europe has a world-leading EO capability, therefore priority will be given to promoting European EO assets and skills. The longer-term objective is to achieve widespread acceptance and sustainability of EO-based products and services within international development operations. Capacity building, Economic development, Financial services, InstitutionsTitle - URLEO4SocietyCapacity BuildingOngoingeo4society@esa.intN/AMonday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewAsia Pacific
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
BioDiv Checker9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Completed, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Global, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 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 ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 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, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 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 ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...ESATIARemote sensing analytics for an ecological land use The BioDiv Checker service aims to support an efficient monitoring of ecological land use to ensure a high food supply chain integrity with farmed areas from the very beginning. UAV and Satellite Imagery are analysed to validate certification requirements as e.g. area of farmed land versus “nature” or size of fields and plausibility of harvesting amounts. The service mainly targets farms who are Naturland certified and eco food traders who buy products from these farmers before the products are sold in the German retail market. However, the service might be of interest for all actors involved in the supply chain of natural and bio food wanting to ensure the right ecological farming with a high degree of nature conservation at the start of the supply chain and subsequently to have the right farmed eco product in the supermarket shelf. The service uses GNSS, Sentinel-1 & -2 Imagery, Plejades (50 cm resolution) and images acquired from commercially available, low-cost UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) systems. The methods compete with onsite measurements done by certifier engineers, i.e. processes which are expensive, time consuming and often difficult to realize in a statistical relevant way. Agriculture, Environment, Food, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intNavama http://navama.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
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
Cerberus: Forest Falcon 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Agriculture, Completed, Deforestation, ESA, Feasibility Study, Food, Forest, Global, Land Management, TIA, 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, 8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species, 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 ..., 17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism ... enhance the use of enabling technology particularly ICT, SDG15 Life on land, 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing ... capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the SDGs ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 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, PlanetProsperity, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, Planet, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.4 Improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, 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 ..., 15.5 Take ... action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and ... protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species, 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 partnershipsESATIADeveloping a (rain) forest monitoring service based on open satellite data and crowdsourcing in combination with serious gaming Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) was a global initiative with the aim to encourage countries to reduce CO2 emissions and stimulates forest conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. Forest monitoring is crucial for REDD+ to detect illegal logging and observe forest quality. However, monitoring the forest from the ground is time consuming and it is often difficult to cover larger areas, especially in places where there is a shortage of infrastructure and data. Organisations struggle with monitoring their REDD+ projects and often lack key information about the area of interest which is needed to implement the project successfully. We help those organizations with monitoring and increasing the effectiveness of their projects. Next to REDD+ projects, our technology can also be used for related purposes, such as the detection of (illegal) mining activities and crop monitoring. All organisations that are active in the field of forest monitoring and/or REDD+ can benefit from these services, both public and private. Some organisations have their own remote sensing capability, whereas other organisations have not used satellite imagery before. The REDD+ services are customisable, and the approach is adapted to the specific needs of the customer. BlackShore has developed an award winning technology to transform satellite imagery into maps through the use of crowdsourcing methods with the goal to benefit society and science. The technology has the capability to generate maps faster and more thorough than experts. The crowd is provided with mandatory educational (e-learning) and motivational gaming elements. This technology is also used for the forest monitoring services. Near-real time and historical satellite imagery is acquired that provides the basis for the maps. The images are analysed by the crowd, which consists of thousands of enthusiastic volunteers. The only thing they need to start mapping is an internet connection. The gaming elements ensure that the mapping process is not only useful but also fun for the crowd! The combination of open satellite imagery, crowdsourcing and serious gaming provides high quality and cost effective results which offers a valuable contribution to the realization of REDD+. Agriculture, Deforestation, Food, Forest, Land ManagementTitle - URLCerberus: Forest Falcon - Crowdsourcing as a Service using open satellite dataFeasibility StudyCompletedFausto VieiraThursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:40viewGlobal
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
DFMS4i13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Agriculture, Completed, Drought, Environment, ESA, Feasibility Study, Finance, Food, Insurance, Natural resources, TIA, Wildlife, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., Africa, 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, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 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 ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 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, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG13 Climate action, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 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, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 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, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sourcesESATIADrought and flood monitoring service for insurance  The DFMS4i project aims at developing products specifically targeted at agricultural insurance. DFMS4i products aim at providing timely access to geospatial information on drought and flood risks, compiled using on EO data (Sentinel), hydrology models, and in-situ data, in order to improve the robustness and affordability of insurance products. DFMS4i targets the agriculture insurance market in developing countries, with a focus on Uganda, in order to support smallholder farmers in transitioning out of basic subsistence farming to more resilient farming operations. Main users are insurance companies providing insurance services to agriculture industry stakeholders in developing countries, such as Ugandan smallholder farmers, farming cooperatives, agro-industry and the associated supply chain. The service uses EO data which allows to cover large areas and difficult to reach locations on a regular basis. Non-space alternatives such as aircraft, UAVs or sending people to evaluate the properties on a regular basis would be prohibitively expensive. Agriculture, Drought, Environment, Finance, Food, Insurance, Natural resources, WildlifeTitle - URLFeasibility StudyCompletedbusiness@esa.intEnvironment Systems https://www.envsys.co.uk/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica
e-Drift13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Application, Completed, Disaster response, EOP, ESA, Financial services, Institutions, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, 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, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, 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 ...SDG1 No poverty, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG13 Climate action, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, 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, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAEOPProviding resilient solutions for Disaster Risk Financing Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) can increase the ability of national and local governments, homeowners, businesses, agricultural producers, and low-income populations to respond more quickly and resiliently to disasters by strengthening public financial management and promoting market-based disaster risk financing. The e-Drift project aims at improving the performance of the EO products and determine a fully automatic and reproducible way to service Disaster Risk Financing applications. The e-Drift Virtual Platform enables an easy and timely access to various services and products guaranteeing high computing capability and direct access to the EO datasets of the Sentinel constellation. Services will cover several key areas of interest of the insurance market and of Countries that would like to transfer their sovereign risk. The e-Drift Virtual Platform will be released as a PAAS, so that can be embedded in the IT systems of the In-Sector Providers, and as a SAAS, so that can be used by In-Sector Providers by a unique and KISS End User Interface. Disaster response, Financial services, InstitutionsTitle - URLEO4SocietyApplicationCompletedeo4society@esa.intCIMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (IT)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewAsia Pacific
Earth System Data Lab (ESDL)13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Atmosphere, Climate, Completed, Earth, EOP, ESA, Global, Oceans, Scientific Project, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 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, SDG13 Climate action, 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 ..., SDG15 Life on land, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...SDG13 Climate action, SDG14 Life below water, SDG15 Life on land, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 14.2 Sustainably manage & protect marine & coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for restoration ..., 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology ... to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity ..., 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAEOPFacilitating access and exploitation of  multivariate EO  datasets for the scientific community The main objective of the Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) project is to establish and operate a service to the scientific community that greatly facilitates access and exploitation of the multivariate EO data set in the ESDL and by this means advances the understanding of the interactions between the ocean-land-atmosphere system and society. To this end, the main tasks of the project fall into four main categories: infrastructure and operations, data sets and tools, use cases and scientific exploitation, and communication and outreach. Atmosphere, Climate, Earth, OceansTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intBROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH (DE)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
EARTHCUBECompleted, ESA, Finance, Global, Insurance, Kick-start Activity, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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 ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...ESATIAIncreasing commodities market transparency The EARTHCUBE service aims at delivering the first large-scale dry bulk supply chain monitoring service to reveal hidden patterns and enable better informed trading decisions within the commodity market. In order to do so, Earthcube leverages its computer vision, data mining and satellite images processing proprietary expertise. The service mainly targets hard commodity traders and speculators and provides them with the integrated monitoring service they need to optimize their decision-making process. Earthcube’s technology relies on Earth Observation technologies that allow access to any relevant locations for the supply chain. Finance, InsuranceTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intEarthcube https://www.earthcube.eu/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
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
Energy SCOUT9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Energy, ESA, Finance, Global, Insurance, Kick-start Activity, Ongoing, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources, 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 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 ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources, 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...ESATIAEnergy supply chain observation and understanding tool The Energy SCOUT service aims at investigating the commercial and technical feasibility of using various satellite earth observation assets to monitor the global Oil and Gas Supply Chain, to reveal new insights for the financial services commodities trading and related financial and energy sectors. End-users of the service are oil commodities and quantitative tarders, energy investment analysts, private equity funds, Hedge Funds, economic research firms and banks; oil and energy companies; and governments. The SCOUT service relies heavily on the ESA/EC Copernicus missions, in particular Sentinels-1A/1B, Sentinels-2A/2B and Sentinel-5P. In addition, NASA/USGS’ Landsat-8 programme forms a key image data supply. Energy, Finance, InsuranceTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intTerrabotics Ltd https://www.terrabotics.co.uk/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
EO Network of ResourcesData, Digital Platform Services, EOP, ESA, Global, Ongoing, Platform, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 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 ...SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities ... encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers ..., 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, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAEOPAn open network of EO Exploitation Platforms The EO Network for Resources imagines an open network of EO Exploitation Platforms based on coordinating expertise spread across Europe. The concept aims at the increased integration of EO data and information for a much broader use, for scientific, social and economic purposes, as well as for the generation of new commercial applications and services by helping the user to work with the data. A Resource Tier Layer which consists of processing data platforms provides the back-end functionality and is the environment where users can host their tools, algorithms and services. Data, PlatformTitle - URLEO4SocietyDigital Platform ServicesOngoingeo4society@esa.intCLOUDEO AG (DE)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
EO-li13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, Agriculture, Education, Environment, ESA, Food, Global, Infrastructure, Kick-start Activity, Natural resources, Ongoing, Smart Cities, TIA, Wildlife, 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of ... forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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, 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods ..., 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., SDG13 Climate action, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG15 Life on land, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG13 Climate action, SDG15 Life on land, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people ... to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, 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, 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.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries ..., 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 ..., 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ...ESATIAEarth Observation based location identifier Globally, about 25% of the total land area has suffered from degradation, affecting 3.2 billion people. The ESA-coordinated EO-li project is a global platform aimed at bringing degraded land back into food production by using free and open EO data from Copernicus. Source: Global Environment Facility GEF Global platform aiming to bring degraded land back into food production by using Free Open EO data from Copernicus including Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, Landsat, MODIS, ERS and more. The information derived from the EO-li platform is an important input for public administrations, for investors (whether international donors or private investments funds), small-holder aggregations, indigenous groups, NGOs, seed manufacturers, public and private organizations involved in food-production and/or land restoration, environmental services and CO2 compensation initiatives. Agriculture, Education, Environment, Food, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Smart Cities, WildlifeTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intMUNDIALIS GMBH & CO. KGhttps://www.mundialis.de/en/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
EO4PovertyApplication, EOP, ESA, Global, Ongoing, Poverty, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, SDG1 No povertySDG1 No poverty, SDG17 Partnerships for the goalsESAEOPEO data in support of national spatial poverty maps The main objective of EO4Poverty is to implement a novel system based on advanced machine- and deep-learning techniques for generating national spatial poverty maps by jointly exploiting EO-based products (in particular derived from Copernicus Sentinel data) and non-EO based products (e.g., roads and transportation networks, social media) coupled with in-situ reference information gathered from publicly available household surveys. The project aims to improve existing approaches and to provide an easily transferable service for creating maps of actual support to the end-users. PovertyTitle - URLEO4SocietyApplicationOngoingeo4society@esa.intMindEarth (CH)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
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
EOCYTESAgriculture, Completed, Crops, EOP, ESA, Global, Scientific Project, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 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 ...SDG2 Zero Hunger, 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, 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 ...ESAEOPEvaluation of the effect of Ozone on Crop Yields and the Terrestrial carbon pool using Satellite data This project will analyse satellite datasets of O3, and vegetation indices as well as use the JULES land surface model to assess the extent short-term and long-term O3 exposure decreases the terrestrial carbon sink and decreases crop yields, particularly near megacities where emissions of O3 precursors are most concentrated. These results will be validated against existing in-situ datasets, such as the SoyFACE experiments, along with historical crop yield data. Agriculture, CropsTitle - URLEO4SocietyScientific ProjectCompletedeo4society@esa.intUNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (GB)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
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
ESA Near-Earth Object Coordination CentreESA, Global, NEO, Ongoing, OPS; SSA, Project, Space Safety, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on landSDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG15 Life on land, SDG17 Partnerships for the goalsESAOPS; SSAMonitoring small solar system bodies in order to evaluate potential hazards Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are leftover building blocks from the early Solar System that have been nudged into Earth’s neighbourhood by the gravitational effects of nearby planets. The vast majority are comets and asteroids, which, when they come close to Earth pose a risk to humans as well as to civil infrastructures like buildings and urban areas. ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre (NEOCC), located at the Agency’s ESRIN establishment near Rome, is the central access point for a growing network of European NEO data sources and information providers, established under ESA’s space safety and security activities, known formally as the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme. Coordinating and contributing to the observation of small solar system bodies in order to evaluate and monitor their hazardousness, the NEOCC relies on advanced systems for orbit computation and impact monitoring, as well as tools and data required for performing vital risk assessments. The centre is also the focal point for scientific studies needed to improve NEO warning services and provide near-real-time data to European and international scientific bodies, international organisations and decision-makers. NEO, Space SafetyTitle - URLESA Near-Earth Object Coordination CentreProjectOngoingMonday, 11 June, 2018 - 16:41viewGlobal
European Data Cube FacilityClimate, Completed, Data, Downstream, Environment, EOP, ESA, Global, Platform, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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, SDG13 Climate action, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG13 Climate action, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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 ...ESAEOPProviding fast access to  EO information from instrument data up to environmental variables The European Data Cube Facility service is providing fast access to a considerable amount of EO information from instrument data up to environmental variables and in order to establish a “bridge from Space to Applications”. It capitalizes on the team experience to access EO data from the cloud (e.g. DIAS), avoiding at maximum data replication and offering users the possibility to apply their own algorithm and data transformations. The project also contributes to the interoperability activities in the related domain to maximize the service capabilities and foster federation of similar initiatives worldwide. Climate, Data, Downstream, Environment, PlatformTitle - URLEO4SocietyCompletedeo4society@esa.intSINERGISE LTD. (SI)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
ForEarth9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Application, Capacity building, Downstream, Environment, EOP, ESA, Global, Institutions, NGO, Ongoing, Platform, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, SDG13 Climate action, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 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 ...SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG13 Climate action, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate, 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management, 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., 11.3 Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management, 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAEOP A mobile-oriented environmental alert service enabling a close watch on surrounding environments The objective of the ForEarth project is to provide a mobile-oriented environmental alert service dedicated to public institutions, scientists and citizens to keep a close watch on their surrounding environment based on freely-available satellite Earth Observation data. A microservices infrastructure, customised for hosting EO data will be developed and deployed. The service will address questions about local environmental variables, through simple and robust remote sensing techniques: change detection over forest, surface water in reservoir dams, irrigated surface area detection. The targeted audience are non-experts: local businesses or simply curious citizens, NGOs, consulting or insurance companies that would not be capable to get this information from elsewhere and in a near real time. Capacity building, Downstream, Environment, Institutions, NGO, PlatformTitle - URLEO4SocietyApplicationOngoingeo4society@esa.intGEOMATYS (FR)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
GEORICEAgriculture, Asia, Completed, Crops, EOP, ESA, 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, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, 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 ...SDG2 Zero Hunger, 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, 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 ...ESAEOPSpace enabled rice monitoring in the Mekong delta The GEORICE innovator addresses research priorities within the Group of Earth Observation Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative related to SAR techniques for rice monitoring. The project developed and demonstrated EO products for crop rice stage monitoring based on the high temporal frequency of Sentinel-1 over the Mekong delta to derive statistics of rice planted area and their phenological stages. GEORICE algorithms have been implemented on a cloud platform and demonstrated to national users in Vietnam up to national scale. Agriculture, Asia, CropsTitle - URLEO4SocietyCompletedeo4society@esa.intUNIVERSITE TOULOUSE III – PAUL SABATIER (FR)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewAsia Pacific
GlobWetland Africa15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, Application, Biodiversity, Capacity building, Completed, Environment, EOP, ESA, Water, Water Management, Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 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, SDG15 Life on land, SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...SDG6 Clean Water and sanitation, SDG15 Life on land, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals6.5 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, 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems ... in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for SD, complemented by ... partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources ...ESAEOPEO Tools for the Conservation and Effective Management of Wetlands in Africa GlobWetland Africa aims at facilitating the exploitation of satellite observations for the conservation, wise-use and effective management of wetlands in Africa, by providing African stakeholders with EO methods and tools to fulfil their Ramsar obligations and monitor the extent, integrity and conditions of their wetlands. The main project output is a free-of-charge and open-source toolbox for the end-to-end processing of a large portfolio of EO products (wetland inventory, wetland habitat mapping, wetland inundation regimes, water quality, mangrove inventory and characterisation, river basin hydrology) and the subsequent derivation of spatial and temporal indicators on wetland status and trends, from local to basin scales. The project is executed in close cooperation with the Africa team of the Ramsar convention on wetlands and a number of African stakeholders representing different user profiles (Ramsar African regional initiatives, Ramsar National Focal Points, River Basin Authorities, International Conservation Organisations). GlobWetland Africa helps African authorities to make the best use of satellite-based information on wetland extent and condition for better measuring the ecological state of wetlands and hence their capacity to support biodiversity and provide ecosystem services. As an ultimate objective GlobWetland Africa aims to enhance the capacity of the African stakeholders to develop their own national and regional wetland observatories. Biodiversity, Capacity building, Environment, Water, Water ManagementTitle - URLEO4SocietyApplicationCompletedMarc PaganiniDHI GRAS A/S (DK)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewAfrica
Ibisa9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being ..., Agriculture, Crops, ESA, Food, Global, Kick-start Activity, Ongoing, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 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 ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 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, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 1.5 build resilience of the poor and vulnerable, reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related, economic, social and environmental shocks ..., 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, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 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 ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries ..., 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 ..., 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sourcesESATIAInclusive blockchain risk sharing using space assets The Ibisa service is a new decentralized marketplace for mutualized index-based risks linked to crops, geographical locations and environmental conditions. The service aims to reduce the exposure of smallholder farmers around the world. The service mainly targets smallholder farmers who are unable to access the quality services they need to compete in the global marketplace. The service makes use of EO products to provide an index-based coverage that, unlike traditional insurance which assesses loses on a case-by-case basis and makes payments based on individual client’s loss realizations, offers policy holders a pay out when a measurable indicator triggers a payment to insured clients within a geographically defined space. Agriculture, Crops, FoodTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intBitvalley; http://www.bitvalley.lu/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
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
OTAMDemonstration Project, Energy, ESA, Finance, Global, Insurance, Investment, Ongoing, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...ESATIAOil Trading Analytics Monitoring The OTAM project proposes an oil market data analysis solution in form of a SaaS platform and aims at creating more efficency and transparency in an otherwise opaque oil storage and shipping market. The use of SAR based Sat-EO data forms a new dataset which can significantly enhance the existing oil analytics process, offering near real time measurements and leading to better decision making. The OTAM product mainly targets the global oil sector such as oil producers, oil traders and oil analysts. The fusion of the Sat-EO data with automatic identification system (AIS) based cargo tracking data enables to estimate the crude oil stock variation and allows for higher contextualisation into the existing workflows of the oil industry. The space-based services help monitoring the full cycle of the oil supply chain and offer actionable insights to oil traders. Energy, Finance, Insurance, InvestmentTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intOILX https://www.oilx.co/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
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
Project ImpactorAgriculture, ESA, Finance, Food, Global, Insurance, Investment, Kick-start Activity, Ongoing, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 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 ..., 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 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, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sourcesESATIASpace-based services supporting financial inclusion for smallholders The Project Impactor service aims at creating investment opportunities and at increasing smallholders' access to finance by improving the risk assessment capabilities of investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders within the agricultural sector. The service uses satellite data (satellite remote sensing technologies and satellite positioning) in order to provide investors and financial institutions with relevant and useful information about the location of smallholders, the quality of their crops or the environmental risks related to climate change, disease, drought and floods. The end users of the service are smallholders who are in need of credit. The service uses satellite data in order to create crop maps like cocoa/coffee and performance information. Agriculture, Finance, Food, Insurance, InvestmentTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intING Groenbank https://www.ing.com/Home.htmThursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
RetailWatchESA, Finance, Global, Insurance, Investment, Kick-start Activity, Ongoing, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...ESATIASatellite-derived car count data for quality assessment The RetailWatch service aims at providing accurate and meaningful satellite-derived car count data to financial practitioners for 65+ European store chains, for them to ingest into their financial back-testing, trading, equities portfolio research and data platforms. The data can then be used standalone or in conjunction with other data-sets to predict and validate predictions of earnings, stock price and other key retailer performance indicators. The service mainly targets European firms but can be useful to anyone trading European cash equities. The car count process, originating from earth observation satellite, applies automated deep and machine learning to count at scale. Finance, Insurance, InvestmentTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intDeimos Space UK Ltd. https://elecnor-deimos.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
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
SAVANTCompleted, Demonstration Project, ESA, Finance, Global, Insurance, Investment, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...ESATIASatellite video analytics for commodity traders, analysts and planners The SAVANT service aims at monitoring the world’s most important copper smelting plants, to supply more accurate and timely data to the commodity markets for copper traders, market analysts and fund managers. The SAVANT service makes use of machine learning and AI to analyse this data through the SAVANT Global Copper Smelting Index. Using Earth Observation data, collected and analysed on a weekly basis, the Index delivers insights into fluctuations and disruptions in the supply of copper from the world’s smelting plants, the closest point of supply to the world’s commodity markets. The service mainly targets commodity traders and market analysts within the metals industry that want to receive regular insights on production levels to guide their trading activities, particularly for regions of the world where information is not readily available or timely, and not specifically tailored to analyst’s needs. SAVANT uses Earth Observation data from space, in addition to other data sources, to conduct advanced analytics and deliver insights to traders. This space-based advantage delivers unprecedented timeliness and targetability that gives SAVANT indices a real edge over traditional sources of data and information services. Finance, Insurance, InvestmentTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectCompletedbusiness@esa.intEarth-I https://earthi.space/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewGlobal
Sen2-Agri (DUE)Agriculture, Application, EOP, ESA, Global, Institutions, Ongoing, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production ... that improve land and soil quality, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, SDG2 Zero Hunger, 17.18 Enhance capacity-building support to developing countries ... to increase ... availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age ...SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, 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, 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels, 17.18 Enhance capacity-building support to developing countries ... to increase ... availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age ...ESAEOPSupporting Agriculture monitoring at national scale The Sen2-Agri project is designed to develop, demonstrate and facilitate the Sentinel-2 time series contribution to the satellite EO component of agriculture monitoring at national scale. The project will demonstrate the benefit of the Sentinel-2 mission for the agriculture domain across a range of crops and agricultural practices.The project objectives are to provide validated algorithms, open source code and best practices to process Sentinel-2 data in an operational manner for major worldwide representative agriculture systems distributed all over the world. Agriculture, InstitutionsTitle - URLEO4SocietyApplicationOngoingeo4society@esa.intUNIVERSITY OF CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (BE)Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 17:14viewGlobal
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
SPARK MEDemonstration Project, Education, ESA, Ongoing, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 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 ..., 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 ..., 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 2020SDG1 No poverty, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 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 ..., 9.3 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.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, 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation ...ESATIASpace accelerator as a key for market enhancement The SPARK ME service aims at developing an acceleration programme to attract, support and validate new application and service ideas using Satcom in association with additional space technologies. SPARK ME proposes the creation of two Technological Accelerators in Matera (Italy) and Nairobi (Kenya), fostering technology transfer and capacity building activities to facilitate the use of space technologies for Commercial applications (products and/or services). The Competence Centres will support innovative ideas with high potential improving territorial economic development and growth. The SPARK ME Acceleration programme is devoted to innovators/start-ups/researchers willing to accelerate innovative ideas and support the business through the use of space technologies. EducationTitle - URLDemonstration ProjectOngoingbusiness@esa.intOpenet http://www.openet.it/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Europe
SSFISAgriculture, ESA, Finance, Food, Insurance, Investment, Kick-start Activity, Ongoing, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources, 2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., Europe, 1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 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, North America, SDG1 No poverty, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., Oceania, SDG2 Zero Hunger, Asia Pacific, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG1 No poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals1.4 ensure that everyone has equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ..., new technology ..., 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, 2.a Increase investment, ..., in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology development ..., to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries ..., 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sourcesESATIASatellite supported financial inclusion for smallholders The SSFIS project addresses the non-functioning market for capital allocation to smallholders. It aims at providing information about where capital can be directed with the highest expected value creation and about how capital investments affect individuals, organisations, and communities, and in doing so, close the information gap. Key clients are informed agricultural buyers/producers with a vested interest in smallholders. These large, often multinational, companies are reliant on smallholders to source a proportion of their produce. Therefore, any yield increases that the smallholders can gain will ultimately also benefit the buyer who they trade with. Main users are credit providers including financial institutions providing credit to smallholders, large agribusinesses, and technology providers. The service uses satellite data to provide insights for agriculture in the sector of smallholders credit risk assessment. Agriculture, Finance, Food, Insurance, InvestmentTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intSensonomic https://sensonomic.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, Asia Pacific
Star PointESA, Finance, Insurance, Investment, Kick-start Activity, Ongoing, TIA, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, Europe, North America, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO ...ESATIAAnomaly detection models for trade negociations and performance metrics monitoring The Star Point project aims at monitoring both a real-time feed of trade negotiations in financial markets and time aggregate performance metrics associated with that feed, such as total inquiries. The service mainly targets sales people, traders, trading floor managers and back office staff working in financial services. The service explores the use of the local outlier probability model (LoOP), as used by the ESA in published research on telemetry monitoring and mission support tools (DrMUST). By combining the LoOP anomaly detection model with financial market event and performance data, the project evaluates the potential for a new service which automatically monitors data for unusual patterns and alerts users when this is detected. Finance, Insurance, InvestmentTitle - URLKick-start ActivityOngoingbusiness@esa.intMosaic Smart Data Limited https://mosaicsmartdata.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewEurope, North America
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
TELEKAIROS®13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, Completed, Energy, ESA, Finance, Food, Infrastructure, Institutions, Kick-start Activity, Smart Cities, TIA, Tourism, Transport, 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., Africa, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources, 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, SDG13 Climate action, Asia Pacific, SDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG8 Decent work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG13 Climate action, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation ..., 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services ..., 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, 17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sourcesESATIASpace derived insurance linked securities The TELEKAIROS® service aims at improving the detection and monitoring of risks affecting valuable assets within the EMAC industries (energy, mining, agriculture and construction) working in remote locations. TELEKAIROS is based on a system for advanced analytics of satellite datasets that is capable of recognizing, classifying, and processing context and meaning to interact with financial, operational, and geopolitical data in a friendly information hub. The service mainly targets the insurance companies. However, it also brings a new alternative for risk transformation for institutional investors, industrial conglomerates, private equity funds, policymakers, environmental agencies and NGOs, but also an alternative methodology for insurers and reinsurance companies to reject or accept risks by incorporating satellite monitoring into the underwriting process. Energy, Finance, Food, Infrastructure, Institutions, Smart Cities, Tourism, TransportTitle - URLKick-start ActivityCompletedbusiness@esa.intLukairos Ltd http://lukairos.com/Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 15:05viewAfrica, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, Asia Pacific
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