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Earth Observation Actionable Information Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts in a Sustainable Development Framework

Version 1 : Received: 15 October 2018 / Approved: 7 November 2018 / Online: 7 November 2018 (09:53:46 CET)

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Lorenzo-Alonso, A.; Utanda, Á.; Aulló-Maestro, M.E.; Palacios, M. Earth Observation Actionable Information Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts in a Sustainable Development Framework. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 49. Lorenzo-Alonso, A.; Utanda, Á.; Aulló-Maestro, M.E.; Palacios, M. Earth Observation Actionable Information Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts in a Sustainable Development Framework. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 49.

Journal reference: Remote Sens. 2018, 11, 49
DOI: 10.3390/rs11010049

Abstract

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a high priority on the agenda of main stakeholders involved in sustainable development and Earth Observation (EO) can provide useful, timely and economical information in this context. This short communication outlines the European Space Agency’s (ESA) specific initiative to promote the use and uptake of satellite data in the global development community: ‘Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD)’. One activity area under EO4SD is devoted to Disaster Risk Reduction: EO4SD DRR. Within this project, a team of European companies and institutions are tasked to develop EO services for supporting the implementation of DRR in International Financial Institutions’ (IFI) projects. Integration of satellite-borne data and ancillary data to generate insight and actionable information is thereby considered a key factor for improved decision making. To understand and fully account for the essential user requirements (IFI & Client States), engagement with technical leaders is crucial. Fit-for-purpose use of data and comprehensive capacity building eventually ensure scalability and long-term transferability. Future perspectives of EO4SD and DRR regarding mainstreaming are also highlighted.

Subject Areas

Disaster Risk Reduction; EO4SD; Official Development Assistance; Actionable Information; World Bank; International Financial Institutions

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