Earth Observation for Conservation Policy and Practice: Trans-Atlantic Perspectives
Event date: 20 April 2021
Tuesday, April 20th 2021
16:00 – 18:30 CET (Europe) / 10:00 – 12:30 ET (United States)
Leading up to Earth Day, and in light of recent commitments by the European Union and the United States to conserve 30% of lands and waters by 2030, Eurosite — the European Land Conservation Network (Eurosite-ELCN), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Land Conservation Network at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (ILCN) invite you to participate in a webinar exploring trans-Atlantic perspectives on the potential of Earth Observation for conservation policy and practice towards the 30×30 goal.
Earth Observation (EO) is a powerful suite of technologies that can help to inform and ensure the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation efforts. Access to EO data and tools, the development of new data processing platforms, and increasing interest in the application of these technologies to achieve ambitious global conservation targets is creating an exciting enabling environment for policymakers, practitioners, and the scientific community to leverage EO in their work.
This session will bring together leaders and project representatives from the United States and the European Union to share perspectives on the policy context and examples of how EO is being used to support conservation policy and action. Speakers from the European Commission, the IUCN’s enviroLENS project, Eurosite – ELCN, Esri, Earth League International and the Lincoln Institute’s Center for Geospatial Solutions will share presentations and participate, alongside other experts, in a Q&A with the audience.