How We Work
SDGs-EYES applies a methodology, combining a science-informed (top-down) with a stakeholder-driven (bottom-up) approach to transfer scientific outcomes into easy-to-understand and easy-to-use actionable information and procedures in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators’ assessment.
The novelty of the project relies in the design and development of a scientific and technological framework to build robust, reliable and accurate indicators for climate (SDG13), ocean (SDG14), and land (SDG 15), aggregating and processing Earth Observation (EO) data – that includes satellite, in-situ, data analytics, and numerical models’ data – provided by the European Union’s Copernicus’s six core services and the space and in-situ components.
Through a pilot-driven approach, the project will demonstrate Copernicus-enhanced measurement for six SDGs goals indicators making them part of the 2021 assessment at EU level monitored by EUROSTAT. Additionally, a cross-goals indicator will be formulated to explore the exposure of vulnerable communities under cumulative climate extreme hazards.
The project planning adopts a cyclic/iterative approach for the service implementation to measure the indicators and to engage with stakeholder communities and with this to establish a continuous evaluation methodology.