SDGs-EYES aims at boosting the European capacity for monitoring and reporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on Copernicus. This is possible through developing a portfolio of decision-making services serving the monitoring of specific SDG indicators whose trends could impact the environment and the society from an inter-sectoral perspective, aligning with the EU Green Deal priorities and challenges.

The SDGs-EYES Service will enhance the usability of Earth Observation (EO) data offered by the European Union’s Copernicus services to build, access, and visualise indicators for monitoring SDGs targets. 

The project establishes an integrated scientific, technological, and user engagement framework overcoming the knowledge and technical barriers for more precise SDG indicators in the EU.

The approach adopted by SDGs-EYES, based on interlinked SDG indicators and validated by Pilots, helps in reaching multiple categories and levels of users, allowing to address needs as well as challenges from different and interacting sectors and priorities.

The SDGs-EYES community users and dedicated stakeholders includes:

  • Users: Organisations involved in the projects’ co-design activities of identifying needs and requirements as well as intermediate “experts” that will effectively exploit the technological solutions delivered by the project.
  • Stakeholders: Organisations potentially interested in the project outcomes that will mainstream the derived tailored information in decision and policy making.

SDGs-EYES considers three interconnected SDGs, on climate (SDG13), ocean (SDG14) and land (SDG15), to demonstrate through five pilots the Copernicus potential for monitoring six indicators for making them part of the EU and national assessments: 

  1. GHG emissions
  2. Temperature deviation
  3. Ocean acidification
  4. Marine eutrophication
  5. Forest cover change
  6. Soil erosion

Although focusing on the biosphere, these indicators are linked to other SDGs on socio-economic and (geo) political factors (e.g., human health, resources security, poverty, conflicts, displacements). Thus, an additional cross-goals indicator and Pilot will focus on vulnerable communities under cumulative climate extreme hazards.

Project key information

  • Project number: 101082311
  • Duration: 36 Months (Starting date: 1 January 2023)
  • EU contribution: HORIZON-RIA
  • Consortium: 10 organisations from 6 countries
  • Coordinator: Fondazione CMCC 

SDGs-EYES has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Programme for research and innovation under project number 101082311. | Legal | Credits