The SDGs-EYES’s session at EGU24 organised by CMCC and EARSC bearing the title: Earth Observations for Assessing and Monitoring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place as planned in Vienna on Thursday 18.04.2024.

The session coded ITS3.3/ESSI4.1, has received 16 contributions which were divided into oral and poster presentations. The contributions covered a variety of topics related to the exploitation of Earth Observations (EO) Data in evaluating the sustainable development goals. 

During the session, a number of interesting points were discussed, in addition to different methodologies, success stories, and best practices were presented which resulted in a fruitful brainstorming and knowledge sharing.  

In a nutshell, the active engagement of stakeholders and the co-design of tools is the key strategy for the realisation of successful tools for monitoring SDGs. Satellites are fundamental for collecting data over larger areas, but in situ observations are required for calibrating and validating satellite-based tools and algorithms.