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 policy making approach to mitigate its worst effects. The framework integrating the three are set forth in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Geospatial information, Earth Observation which includes Remote Sensing 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 efficiently address certain problems created by Climate Change.
Effective use of the 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, among others.
Data Driven Reporting which is the corner stone 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 simply not be feasible, technically or financially if satellite observations are not used.
The potential of improved accuracy in reporting by ensuring that data are more spatially-explicit and directly contribute to informing the Targets and Indicators, helping to augment statistical data, validating national statistics, and providing disaggregation and granularity of the indicators where relevant, is unprecedented.
Satellite data can support the evolution from traditional statistical approaches to more measurement based solutions as some challenges, including in relation to the environment and human populations, become more pressing, and with the need for more accurate, spatially explicit, and frequently updated evidence.
As a responsible global citizen, SatSure takes its commitment to the SDGs very seriously and our solutions broadly addresses 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals surrounding the themes of food security, water security, bio-sphere security amongst others.