As the effects of climate change become more prominent with frequent droughts and natural catastrophes, investment in technology has to be complemented with investments in the financial services and policymaking approach to mitigate its worst effects. The framework integrating the three are outlined in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Earth Observation activities, together with modern data processing capabilities offer unprecedented opportunities to modernise national statistical systems and consequently to make a quantum leap in the capacities of countries to address specific problems created by Climate Change efficiently.
Data-Driven Reporting, which is the cornerstone of monitoring the indicators of SDGs, can only be done effectively using earth observation technologies. For many Indicators, the coverage and frequency of measurements from which the Indicators are derived would not be feasible, technically or financially if satellite observations are not used.
Satellite data can support the evolution from traditional statistical approaches to more measurement-based solutions as some challenges, including concerning the environment and human populations, become more pressing, and with the need for more accurate, spatially explicit, and frequently updated evidence.
Effective use of information from satellite observations can have a transformative impact on many of humanity’s most significant challenges. Such as helping monitor and protect fragile ecosystems, ensure resilient infrastructure, manage climate risks and public health, enhance food security, build more resilient cities, reduce poverty, and improve governance.
As a responsible global citizen, SatSure takes its commitment to the SDGs very seriously, and our solutions broadly address 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals surrounding the themes of food security, water security, bio-sphere security amongst others.