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Earth Observation for Development

Image of the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) satellite orbiting the Earth (c) ESASatellite Earth Observation (EO) is increasingly used in sustainable development work. The World Bank has harnessed a number of partnerships with specialized organizations in the public and private sectors to bring the benefits of Earth Observation—or remote sensing— to Bank operations.
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Satellite Earth Observation and Disaster Risk

Satellite Earth Observation and Disaster Risk

Earth Observation was one of the topics discussed in Cape Town on 2-6 July at the Understanding Risk (UR2012) Forum “Mapping Global Risk” organized by World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Risk and Recovery.

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World Bank-ESA joint session held on February 29, 2012

Earth Observation for Development at the Sustainable Development Week

The World Bank and European Space Agency held a joint session to review the strategic directions of the current and future World Bank approach toward the coordinated use of EO information technology and applications for development projects.

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World Bank - NASA joint session held on February 29, 2012

Using Satellites for Better Water and Environment Management 

Experts from the World Bank, NASA, USGS, USDA, NOAA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and major U.S. research institutes conducted a day-long training session hosted by the World Bank and U.S. government agencies involved in the use of remote sensing.

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Liberia forest resources

Earth Observation Handbook: Rio+20 Summit Special Edition

The newest edition of Earth Observation Handbook was issued on the occasion of Rio+20 Conference by the International Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) that coordinates civil space-borne observations of the Earth.

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Oil spill detection

Guarding Marine and Coastal Ecosystems with Near Real-time Satellite Monitoring

The Global Environment Fund's "Western Indian Ocean Marine Highway Development and Coastal and Marine Contamination Prevention Project" aims to protect the regions' environment and rich biodiversity from damage due to accidental spills and illegal discharges from ships.

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Earth Observation Support to World Bank Projects

Satellite Earth Observation and Disaster Risk

Earth Observation for Development at the Sustainable Development Network Week

Using Satellites for Better Water and Environment Management

Featured Story: Geospatial Information at the Bank

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openDRI
Risk-in-a-Box
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Dhaka

Monitoring of Two Decades of Urban Expansion in South Asian Megacities

A state-of-the-art urban portal provides analysis of the spatial growth of Delhi, Mumbai, and Dhaka spanning 20 years in three sequences: 1990s, 2000s, and 2010/11.

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Liberia forest resources

Satellite Maps Help Conduct Forest Assessment in Liberia

Earth Observation-derived forest resource maps and statistics play an important role in a wide range of applications, including land use planning and the efficient use of forest resources.

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ESA globes (c) ESA

Making Progress in Collaboration with European Space Agency

The collaboration began in 2008 with initial EO demonstrations for three Bank projects. Based on these results, more extensive pilot demonstrations for a wider range of Bank activities were conducted between 2010 and 2012.

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Lake Titicaca

Satellites Detect Retreat of Lake Titicaca

An Earth Observation demonstration was implemented under the umbrella of the World Bank’s Lake Titicaca Sustainable Development Project, the objective of which is to investigate the state and dynamics of the Lake Titicaca ecosystem.

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ESA NASA NOAA JAXA

Earth Observation at the Bank: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

An overview of the current use of Earth Observation within the Bank helped map existing collaborations with specialized EO agencies, such as NASA, NOAA, USGS, JAXA and ESA.

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US-WB collaboration
US-WB collaboration
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Anthony Bigio on collaboration with ESA
Anthony Bigio on collaboration with ESA
Winston Yu on mapping of coastal change in Bangladesh
Winston Yu on mapping of coastal change in Bangladesh
Flood maps in the Mekong River basin
Flood maps in the Mekong River basin





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