Archived Webinar

02. EO4SD Climate Resilience Series: Showcasing Agricultural livelihoods & water - The how, when, and why of using EO data in climate resilience decision-making

"In highly agriculture-dependent economies, climate impacts can elevate risks of food insecurity, loss of livelihoods and export revenue, and heightened competition among water users"

As one of the most climate-dependent sectors, agriculture can be highly vulnerable to the impacts of both slow-onset climate change and the increasing frequency of high-magnitude events. In highly agriculture-dependent economies, climate impacts can elevate risks of food insecurity, loss of livelihoods and export revenue, and heightened competition among water users (among others). All of these can elevate both social and macroeconomic instability that place constraints on prosperity and development.

This webinar aims to introduce the use and benefits of EO-derived data and services in climate resilience decision making in the agriculture and water sectors.

Webinar learning outcomes

  • Be familiarised with how to use EO-derived information
  • Understand how EO data may be mainstreamed into decision-making processes throughout the project lifecycle in the agriculture and water sectors
  • Understand how EO data are used in building investment cases for resilience
  • Learn from real use cases that draw on the Cluster's work on soil erosion, land instability, and climate data to inform IFAD's pastoral livelihoods program in Kyrgyzstan and elsewhere

Prerequisites for the webinar

  • Basic knowledge of earth observation 
  • Basic knowledge of climate change
  • Good knowledge of investment projects

About the Presenters

Dr Carlos Domenech

Project Manager, GMV

Dr. Carlos Domenech is a Project Manager in the Unit of Payload Data Processing & Applications at GMV (Spain). His main scientific expertise is on the fields of atmospheric physics and climate with an emphasis on the analysis of Earth Observation data and the development of climate services. At GMV he currently coordinates the ESA’s project CLARA on the development of radiative products for the EarthCARE Mission, is the technical lead of the ESA’s activity HAPSVIEW for identification of a High-Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) mission for air quality and greenhouse gases, and leads the ESA’s Climate Resilience cluster of the Earth Observation for Sustainable Development initiative. He has previously worked at the European Space Agency (Mission Science Division), Free University of Berlin (Institute for Space Sciences), and University of Valencia (Climatology from Satellites Group), and has an academic background in Earth Physics. 

Anna Burzykowska

Technical Officer, ESA

Anna Burzykowska is a Technical Officer at the European Space Agency and a leader of the Earth Observation for Sustainable Development Clusters in the areas of Agriculture and Climate. She has joined ESA in 2008 and held positions at the ESA Washington Office as well as the World Bank Group and the ESA European Space Research Institute (ESRIN) where she led a number of projects in partnership with International Financing Institutions such as WBG, IFAD, and IADB (including in Urban Development, Disaster Risk Management, Water Resources Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Coastal Zones Management, and Climate Information Services). She is currently responsible at ESA for EO applications engineering in environmental management, ecosystems services and agriculture as well as blockchain innovation. Ms. Burzykowska has also held positions at the UNFCCC COP 14 Task Force as well as Space Research Center in Poland. She is a graduate of the Technical University of Graz (MEng),  the King's College London (MSc), University of Leiden (LLM) and Warsaw University (MA) [Source: EO4Society].

Oliver Mundy

Environment and Climate Specialist, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Oliver is an Environment and Climate Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He is a highly motivated‏ geographer and environmental manager with work and study experience in Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Uganda. He is passionate about natural resource management, pastoralism, and geospatial analysis. Oliver worked for nearly three years on pastoralism at FAO, and as a research fellow at Bioversity International on the topics of agrobiodiversity and nutrition. He lived and worked for a year in rural Lesotho practicing conservation agriculture. [Source: LinkedIn]

Lydia Messling

Communications Consultant, Acclimatise

Dr. Lydia Messling is a specialist in communicating climate science to different audiences and equipping others to do the same. She is experienced in designing and facilitating research and analysis on different narrative approaches, conducting training workshops, and developing community conversations. She has previously worked for organizations encouraging behavior change, identifying how to best engage audiences with climate change and different actions, and measure and communicate their progress. As an environmental and social scientist, Lydia has a keen interest in interdisciplinary work and how applied science can provide social solutions. She holds a Ph.D. in Climate Justice and was a Leverhulme Scholar. She also has an MRes in Politics and International Relations from the University of Reading, and a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia.

Anestis Trypitsidis

Research Associate & PM, National Observatory of Athens

Mr. Anestis Trypitsidis is a highly motivated project manager with strong experience in managing more than 15 GIS and Remote Sensing projects at the National (EUREKA-EUROSTARS, GSRT, EGY/PRV-YPEKA, etc.) and international level (EC, JRC, DGENV, Maltese Government etc.). Most recent relevant EC projects experience include: H2020-FIRE, H2020-e-shape, H2020-NextGEOSS, H2020-EOPEN, H2020-FPCUP, H2020-Marine-EO, Eo4SD- Climate Resilience (ESA). Anestis has excellent project management skills such as leadership, communication with the implementation team, planning, time management, risk, negotiation with contracting authority/coordinator,  and active participation in review and plenary meetings. Anestis got MEng (5-year Diploma Degree course structure, equivalent with the Master's Degree) in Urban Planning & Regional Development (University of Thessaly), M.Sc. in Applied Geography & Spatial Planning – Stream C: GeoInformatics (Harokopio University, Department of Geography)). 

Questions Submitted

jose luis

- Jul 19, 2022


- Sep 16, 2021
Great. Quite interesting presentation.

Mahaman Mourtala

- Sep 10, 2021

Jes�s Manuel

- Aug 11, 2021
Great Conversation


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- Jan 12, 2021

Jared Troy

- Oct 29, 2020
Good stuff. Interesting.


- Oct 11, 2020
Very interesting and informative, thank you.

Mohammad Nadir

- Oct 5, 2020
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