01. EO4SD Climate Resilience Series: Setting the scene - The climate resilience challenge and how ESA is responding


"EO data enable global climate insight through providing timely and accurate data about the Earth’s atmosphere, landmasses, and oceans"

Satellite Earth Observation (EO) has a considerable potential to inform and facilitate climate-resilient development around the globe. The European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) aims to provide stable, long-term, satellite-based Essential Climate Variables data products for climate modelers and researchers. Such EO data enable and underpin global climate insight through providing timely and accurate data about the Earth’s atmosphere, landmasses, and oceans. This insight, combined with information about the society, can paint a  powerful picture of the climate risks and resilience-building opportunities, and help drive better decisions.

This webinar aims to summarise the European Space Agency's current and planned activities in the climate domain, introduce the nature and scope of the ESA EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster, and provide an overview of the scientific and policy context to climate action.

Webinar learning outcomes

  • To gain an appreciation of how ESA is helping to improve understanding of climate change and how its products and services can help you build resilience
  • To become familiar with the state of the science on climate change  
  • To understand key ways in which policy and the financial system is underpinning resilience action
  • To gain an appreciation of some of the main climate risks and opportunities
  • To become familiar with the remit and activities of the EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster

Prerequisites for the webinar

  • Basic knowledge of earth observation 
  • Basic knowledge of development projects lifecycle and international financing institutions investment projects
  • Basic knowledge of climate change

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Course Details

  • Language: English
  • Mode: Journey