Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

CET Lunch: Earth Observation Supports Sustainable Development Agenda and International Conventions: Examples From Different Geographic Locations 

Welcome to our hybrid seminar with Olena Dubovyk, associate professor at Department of Geography, UiB.

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Our CET Lunches are hybrid.
Ill: CET/Janne Bjørgan

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Our speaker will attend in person. Participants can sign up and tune in via stream, or turn up at CET where lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Earth observation (EO) is a powerful instrument to support the 1) reporting on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 2) indicators and the provision of relevant information to effectively monitor progress towards the SDG targets, and 3) the degree of compliance with other International Agreements. It helps with the provision of critical information on natural resources, government operations, public services, or population demographics.  

This actionable information helps on the SDG implementation role, monitoring, reporting, and the facilitation and shaping of reporting methods, policy and tools. These insights can inform national priorities and help determine the most effective paths for action on national issues. EO is a critical data source for monitoring and driving progress against the SDGs.

In her talk, Olena Dubovyk will show successful examples of Earth Observation (EO) applications to support international conventions and frameworks. She will show how the modern EO data and methods were used to support SDG 15, indicator 15.3.1 related to Land Degradation, as well as SENDAI Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction related and UN convention to combat land degradation and desertification (UNCCD). At the end of her talk, she will reflect on the opportunities and challenges of using EO for international framework monitoring.

About the speaker:
Olena Dubovyk is an associate professor in Remote Sensing and GIS at the department of Geography, University of Bergen. She has been working in the field of Remote Sensing and Geography for 10+ years both on academic and development projects with multiple stakeholders in different countries. Before joining the Geography Department, she worked as an interim professor and scientific coordinator of Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) at the University of Bonn, Germany.