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. 


Contributing Partners

Mullion Group Logo
Private sector
The Mullion Group is a consulting and software development group that provides tools, as well as policy and technical advice on how to get the most information out of environmental data.
Satellite Applications Catapult Logo
Private sector
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology organization with the mission 'to innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites'.
Public Affairs Centre - Committed to good governance
Non-governmental Organization
Public Affairs Centre (PAC) in Bangalore, India, is a not-for-profit organization established in 1994, dedicated to improving the quality of governance.
Private sector
People, technology and innovation dedicated to making the world work better.
The Center for Open Data Enterprise Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The mission of the Center for Open Data Enterprise is to maximize the value of open government data as a public resource, by focusing on data users.
World Resources Institute
Academic / Research Institution
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.

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