SWOS at Third annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (New York USA)

New York, USA, June 5-6, 2018

Third annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2018)

SWOS and the twin project ECOPOTENTIAL have been presented at the side event “Earth observations for achieving the SDGs”, organised by the EU in the frame of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals that took place at the UN Headquarter in New York on June 5-6 2018 (STI Forum 2018).

The aim of the event has been bringing together key expertise from European funded research projects, to show how technological changes in the field of Earth observations are applied to achieve the SDGs.

SWOS has been presented by Kathrin Weise from Jena-Optronik GmH in Jena, Germany, the project coordinator of the SWOS project. She presented how indicator tools included in the GEOclassifier toolbox can be applied to derive information and statistics that can be integrated directly into the SDG 6.6.1 reporting or support SDG 3 and SDG 15 implementation.

GEOclassifier for SDG reporting

The program of the side events included four invited talks from Jack Metthey (European Commission), Apollonia Miola (Joint Research Centre), ECOPOTENTIAL representative Palma Blonda (CNR) and Kathrin Weise (project coordinator SWOS) .