The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 and providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. It is an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. Ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Earth observation and derived information have already played key roles in supporting sustainable development. Serving the 2030 Agenda, they can play insightful roles in monitoring targets, planning and tracking progress, thus helping nations and other stakeholders make informed decisions, plans and on-going adjustments that will contribute to achieving the SDGs.

During this webinar, we will explain what are the SDGs and how the Copernicus programme, with its Sentinels satellites, offers a unique opportunity to deliver the necessary information to achieve them. You will learn how to access the RUS Service in order to download, process and analyse the Copernicus free data acquired by the Sentinels and we will run through the powerful RUS environment to showcase several applications in which these data can be used to provide relevant information for decision makers.

RUS Webinar – Copernicus for Sustainable Development Goals – 17 Dec. 2019