Webinar Series 1: Module 3

03. The how, when, and why of using  EO data in climate resilience decision-making
Showcase 2: Urban resilience & environmental & natural resources


  • Soraya Goga, Senior Urban Specialist, WorldBank
  • Swati Sachdeva, Senior Urban Development consultant, WorldBank
  • Lydia Messling, Communications Consultant, Acclimatise
  • Anestis Trypitsidis, Research Associate & PM, National Observatory of Athens

Date: 25 June 2020

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    Webinar aims

    Climate change is putting considerable stress on urban areas, driven by hazards such as increasing extreme heat, fluvial flooding and sea level rise. These hazards can increase risks to human health and wellbeing, property, and  the performance of critical urban infrastructure. At the same time, the environmental services on which such areas depend are also being impacted. EO data can be used to bring high-resolution insight to bear anywhere in the world to inform a range of decisions, from informing ‘climate-adaptive’ building design to helping to identify opportunities for climate resilient development and economic activities in coastal areas. 

    This webinar aims to introduce the use and benefits of EO-derived data and services in climate resilience decision making in the areas of urban resilience and environmental & natural resources. 


    Webinar learning outcomes

    • Be familiarised with how to EO-derived information of EO information
    • Understand how EO data may be mainstreamed into decision-making processes throughout the project lifecycle in the areas of urban resilience and environmental and natural resources
    • Understand how EO data are used in building investment cases for climate resilience investment
    • Learn from use cases that draw on the Cluster's EO-driven analysis of urban flood and coastal change in Monrovia, Liberia


    Webinar content

    • Introduction to  the use and benefits of EO-derived data and services in climate resilience decision making
    • Showcase of how EO can support decisions at different phases of the project cycle (e.g. Identification, Preparation, Appraisal, Implementation and Supervision, Evaluation etc.) in the areas of urban resilience and environmental & natural resources
    • Description of key indicators 


    Difficulty level



    Prerequisites for the webinar

    • Basic knowledge of earth observation 
    • Basic knowledge of climate change
    • Good knowledge of investment projects


    Further readings and resources

    • EO4SD CR Capacity building Material, Link.
    • EO4SD CR Capacity Building Material No 8: Using climate-related EO data in decision-making, Link.


    Presentation material

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    Recording of the webinar

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    About the EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster

    Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is an ESA initiative that aims to increase the uptake of EO-based information in development operations at national and international levels. The EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster aims to help development partners upgrade their tools and skills in order to accomplish their climate resilience obejctives.

    You can download the webinar summary here