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Collaboration with the European Space Agency

 

With the increasing prevalence of Earth Observation (EO) technologies being employed in development work, the World Bank and the European Space Agency (ESA) have partnered for the purpose of mainstreaming the use of EO into the World Bank's lending operations, across all of the Bank's Sustainable Development Network's sectors.

The first small-scale demonstrations were provided to the World Bank by ESA in 2008 contributing to coastal zone management in Bangladesh, study of marine ecosystems in Belize, urban risk management in Alexandria and Tunis, and water resources management in Peru/Bolivia.

In July 2010, the collaboration was scaled up. Twelve World Bank Teams from across a variety of sectors and representing all regions of Sustainable Development Network were selected and received the pro-bono assistance of ESA to apply Earth Observation services in selected operations. Sectors benefitting include:

  • Disaster Risk Management;
  • Urban Development;
  • Agriculture and Forest Management;
  • Water Resources Management;
  • Coastal Zones Management;
  • Marine Environment; and
  • Climate Change Adaptation.

This initiative aims to establish a stable connection between the specific information needs of World Bank projects and the new developments in Earth Observation programmes and services. In particular, eoworld gives the World Bank the opportunity to benefit from ESA’s 30 years of experience in collecting and distributing Earth Observation (EO) data to users around the world, and in developing innovative information services for various applications to be used by public organizations, national authorities and private sector.

With the start of the EU-ESA flagship space program - GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) and the emergence of new national space missions in Europe and Canada, EO technology is moving towards a long-term sustainable data flow, forming the basis for its operational use.

Winning Applications for Earth Observation Services Selected

Services Readiness Review Meeting, April 12 

 

 

RESULTS
 All documents are in pdf format

Monitoring of Water Quality and Land Use Changes in the Lake Titicaca Basin

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held at the World Bank on November 22, 2011. 


Sustainable Oil Palm Production in Papua New Guinea

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held in Port Moresby (PNG) on December 9, 2011.

Historical Assessment of Spatial Growth of Built-ups and Metropolitan areas of Delhi and Mumbai in India, and Dhaka in Bangladesh

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting at the World Bank on January 10, 2012.  

Forest Resources Management in Liberia

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held at the World Bank on January 11, 2012.
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Building Exposure Maps of Urban Infrastructure and Crop Fields in the Mekong River Basin

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held at the World Bank on January 11, 2012.

Watershed Mapping and Water Resources Management Prioritization for the Zambezi River Basin

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held in Lusaka, Zambia and Lilongwe, Malawi on February 9-13, 2012.


Satellite Tools for Building Flood Defence Systems in Guyana

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held at World Bank, Washington, DC on February 21, 2012.

Analysis of Land Subsidence in the Agglomeration of Jakarta

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held at World Bank, Washington, D.C. on February 21, 2012.

EO Support to Multi-Hazard Vulnerability Assessment in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) and Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held at World Bank, Washington, D.C. on February 22, 2012 can be viewed for Ho Chi Minh and Yogyakarta.


Monitoring of Coastal Vulnerability and Coastal Change Trends in West Africa (Sao Tome and Principe, Gambia, Senegal, Benin, and Nigeria)

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held at World Bank, Washington, D.C. February 23-24, 2012.

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Monitoring of Sea Level height and Ocean Currents in West Africa (Gulf of Guinea and Senegal)

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held at World Bank, Washington, D.C. February 23-24, 2012.

Assessing Vulnerability in the Metropolitan Area of Rio de Janeiro to Floods

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on March 5-6, 2012.

Assessing Vulnerability in the Metropolitan Area of Rio de Janeiro to Landslides

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on March 5-6, 2012.

Monitoring of Environmentally Sensitive Areas in the Mozambique Channel, Real-time Oil Spills Detection & Polluter Identification

Presentation of results from the Service Utility Review meeting held in at the Indian Ocean Commission HQ in Mauritius March 15-16, 2012.
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Last updated: 2012-03-30




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