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for the 2030 Agenda
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of event beneficiaries
were associated with the Satellite Analysis and Applied Research Pillar activities.
*Certificates of completion and participation from learning events with objective assessment of learning requirements.
Raised awareness and built the capacity of 361 stakeholders in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands on the benefits of Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) and satellite remote sensing for decision-making on DRR and climate change adaptation, as part of the UK Space Agency (UKSA)-funded CommonSensing project.
In partnership with the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), UNOSAT supported the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member states by enhancing the capacities of 46 training beneficiaries on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRR/M), including Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Systems, to understand and use hydrological modelling tools, conduct flood forecasts and leverage geospatial information technology.
Produced 282 geo-spatial products, including maps, reports, statistics and data to respond to requests from the international humanitarian community, including Member States, UN agencies, international and regional organizations, NGOs and other humanitarian stakeholders.
Developed an Artificial Intelligence model enabling flood mapping to be completed in a fraction of the time normally needed. This entailed the development of an algorithm and operational workflow for Machine Learning and satellite imagery-based flood analysis, as well as the creation of a flood training data repository.
Shared more than 100 maps and reports featuring analyses of hundreds of different locations in Syria, with a focus on Damascus, Idlib, Aleppo and Hama, for the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria (OSE). Each report features analysis results of more than 200 km2 of satellite imagery on average.
In collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), UNOSAT strengthened capacities of 48 young female professionals to use GIT applications – specifically geospatial cloud analytics – to reduce disaster risk and enhance resilience.
“Although I knew a bit on
the topic before, it was
the first time I applied it to
disaster risk reduction.”