The European Space Agency (ESA) has joined forces with the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) to host a community webinar on 23 April 2021 (13:30-15:00 CET) to share progress in the development of tools that use Earth observations towards climate-smart decision making.
As a major provider of systematic and global Earth observations, the ESA works closely with a range of stakeholders – including Future Earth through a joint partnership programme – to strengthen the scientific understanding and projection of climate and address the consequences of future change.
The webinar will be an opportunity to welcome Indonesia and Malta, which have just joined the SCO community, and to discover three international projects new to SCO in 2021 (China, Mexico, Morocco). As a highlight, additional initiatives from the joint ESA-Future Earth programme will be showcased:
- Cholera outbreaks under a warming climate (via FEC affiliated activity)
- Ecosystem services for climate-resilient city planning
- Enhancing adaptation and resilience along West Africa’s coasts
To register for the webinar on 23 April 2021, click here.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of European space capabilities, ensuring that these investments benefit European and global citizens. ESA’s Earth Observation Programme, funded by ESA Member States, supports climate science and monitoring at a significant financial level. ESA is a member of the SCO since its creation in 2019.
As an informal group of space agencies and international organizations, the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) addresses the need to step up international coordination for accurate assessment and monitoring of the consequences of climate change from observations and numerical models. By conceiving methodologies that combine various data sources to provide scenarios for action, the SCO aims to become an important tool for decision-making on preparedness, adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change at the local level.
The joint ESA-Future Earth programme aims to facilitate the development and uptake of Earth observation data by the research networks of the international Future Earth network. The partnership includes seed funding to stimulate new collaborations around climate data provided by ESA.