A UN panel recently praised a global project, co-led by ISRO and NOAA from the United States, that aims to improve the accuracy of coastal data based on satellite and land-based observations, for its use of innovative technology and for encouraging trust and collaboration among scientists.
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools is the name of the project (CEOS COAST). NOAA stated in a statement on Wednesday that its pilot projects are uniquely capable of leveraging Earth Observation technology to satisfy some of the 17 UN-designated sustainable development goals for the Ocean Decade programme.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the acronym for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Disaster risk reduction and coastal resilience among continental shorelines and tiny island states are among the projects’ focuses.
The CEOS COAST has been collaborating with stakeholders in industries like agriculture, construction, and commercial/recreational fishing to help all types of decision-makers, from parents deciding which beach to take their children to sailors navigating the coast to policymakers taking action on climate change, and more.
The International Oceanographic Commission (IOC) recently endorsed the project as an initial Action of the United Nations’ Ocean Decade plan, which will run from 2021 to 2030 and aims to bring together governments, industry, academics, NGOs, and other stakeholders to study our oceans and develop conservation solutions.