What We Do
We use that knowledge to develop policy and engineer practical solutions to our many challenges: climate change and environmental degradation, land, water, soil, natural hazards, the need for clean and accessible energy, water and sanitation, and the sustainable use of resources. We remain as a center for collaboration with international partner following environment and global earth agendas.
The 2030 Agenda specifically calls for new data acquisition and exploitation of a wide range of data sources to support comprehensive review and implementation processes at global, national, and subnational levels. Article 76 states, “We will promote transparent and accountable scaling-up of appropriate public private cooperation to exploit the contribution to be made by a wide range of data, including Earth observation and geospatial information, while ensuring national ownership in supporting and tracking progress.” This presents a unique opportunity for Earth observations and geospatial information to be integrated into national information systems and monitoring frameworks, as well as real-world applications that can reduce and mitigate environmental risk and disasters, creating more secure, sustainable, and resilient societies.
And we are educating the next generation of leaders in earth sciences and sustainable development.