Open EO Mapping of SDG Indicators at Refugee Settlements
2021-09-27, 09:00–11:00, Group on Earth Observations 2

The global refugee population has never been as large as it is today with at least 26 million refugees living in over 100 countries. Refugee settlements are often thought to be a temporary solution, however refugees typically remain in asylum for over a decade. Despite their large population and lengthy residence, refugees are routinely excluded from national censuses and representative surveys, and have broadly been overlooked in SDG evaluations. Open EO data offer untapped potential for improving our knowledge of refugee settlement dynamics and SDG progress driven by refugee-led development intervention, productive relationships with nearby hosting communities, and external humanitarian relief. Building on NASA GEO Human Planet-funded research, this workshop offers a primer on SDG mapping in refugee settlements, provides an overview of relevant open geospatial datasets, and guides participants in effective approaches for mapping SDG indicators in refugee settlements with open EO data and Google Earth Engine.

(see related https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/10/3/153/htm)


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Workshop Sustainable development
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The global refugee population has never been as large as it is today with at least 26 million refugees living in over 100 countries. Refugee settlements are often thought to be a temporary solution, however refugees typically remain in asylum for over a decade. Despite their large population and lengthy residence, refugees are routinely excluded from national censuses and representative surveys, and have broadly been overlooked in SDG evaluations. Open EO data offer untapped potential for improving our knowledge of refugee settlement dynamics and SDG progress driven by refugee-led development intervention, productive relationships with nearby hosting communities, and external humanitarian relief. Building on NASA GEO Human Planet-funded research, this workshop offers a primer on SDG mapping in refugee settlements, provides an overview of relevant open geospatial datasets, and guides participants in effective approaches for mapping SDG indicators in refugee settlements with open EO data and Google Earth Engine.

(see related https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/10/3/153/htm)


Authors and Affiliations

Jamon Van Den Hoek, Assistant Professor, Geography, Oregon State University

Level

1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Requirements for the Attendees

Details will be provided by Jamon Van Den Hoek, Assistant Professor, Geography, Oregon State University