Society is facing unprecedented challenges related to food supply, access to clean water and energy security. Sustainable development aims at reducing impacts of population growth, maintaining essential ecosystem services and developing greener economies. In addition, climate change represents an additional overarching and cross-cutting challenge.
GeoVille supports institutions to strengthen their capabilities through effective integration and operational use of satellite technologies. Satellite Earth observation and geospatial information technology significantly informs and facilitates the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Earth observation systems provide data to help communities protect their resources, to safeguard urban growth, harness renewable resources, manage sensitive environments and increase resilience of local communities.
Earth observation based coastline/shoreline assessment. Such information were used to assess the impact of climate change on specific areas of interest at the coasts of Sao Tomé and Príncipe.
Climate change indicator soil moisture based on the historical datasets of active and passive satellite microwave sensors.
Spatial analysis of natural hazard and climate change risks for disaster risk reduction into overall urban development.