This Handbook aims to explain how satellite Earth Observation (EO) are an essential tool in the development of the information and evidence required by many of the SDG Targets and Indicators.It has been prepared for national agencies, UN bodies and other SDG stakeholders working towards a collective implementation of the 2030 Agenda and towards a cost-effective response of countries to the SDG monitoring and reporting challenges.
Authors and Publishers
Marc Paganini & Ivan Petiteville (ESA), Stephen Ward, George Dyke, Matthew Steventon & Jennifer Harry (Symbios Spazio), Flora Kerblat (CSIRO)
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
What does ESA do?
On 27 July 2016, and following a year-long consultative process on the comprehensive review of the work and operations of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a draft resolution (E/2016/L.28) entitled "Strengthening institutional arrangements on geospatial information management".