Environment Data Collaborative
The Environment Data Collaborative focuses on using data innovation to protect the environment and improve climate resilience. It provides a space for organizations to collaborate and share knowledge around how to access and use data drawn from earth observation technologies, such as satellites, and remote sensing technologies that detect air quality, soil composition, humidity, and more.
The Environment Data Collaborative meets regularly via teleconference to share updates, events, and projects, and to discuss challenges, priorities, and opportunities for collaboration.
In partnership with the National Administrative Department of Statistics of Colombia (DANE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the Environment Data Collaborative conducted a workshop on the use of earth observation (EO) data for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Colombia. Additional experts (e.g., European Space Agency) and key stakeholders (e.g., Colombia's Ministry of Environment) provided insights on methods related to the application of EO data for achieving the SDGs. The workshop highlighted indicators on forestry, sustainable cities, agriculture, and water ecosystems as areas for further work.