3 Part Series
"Learn to produce maps and figures to support monitoring and reporting on land degradation and urbanization for SDG indicators 15.3.1 and 11.3.1."
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by countries to preserve our oceans and forests, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth. The land management SDGs call for consistent tracking of land cover metrics. These metrics include productivity, land cover, soil carbon, urban expansion, and more. This webinar series highlights a tool that uses NASA Earth Observations to track land degradation and urban development that meet the appropriate SDG targets.
SDGs 11 and 15 relate to sustainable urbanization and land use and land cover change. SDG 11 aims to "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable." SDG 15 aims to "combat desertification, drought, and floods, and strives to achieve a land degradation neutral world." To assess progress towards these goals, indicators have been established, many of which can be monitored using remote sensing.
In this Series, learn to produce maps and figures to support monitoring and reporting on land degradation, improvement, and urbanization for SDG indicators 15.3.1 and 11.3.1. Each part of the webinar series features a presentation, hands-on exercise, and Q&A.
This training was created by NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), in partnership with Conservation International, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and UN-Habitat. ARSET is a part of NASA's Applied Science's Capacity Building Program. Learn more about ARSET HERE.
In case of any questions regarding the session, please feel free to reach out to Ana I. Prados, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), University of Maryland Baltimore County at firstname.lastname@example.org.