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Population and Infrastructure on Our Human Planet: Supporting Sustainable Development through Improved Spatial Data and Models for Human Settlements, Infrastructure, and Population Distribution Based on Earth Observations

Lead PI: Dr. Robert S. Chen , Dr. Alexander de Sherbinin , Mr. Gregory G. Yetman

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

January 2018 - January 2021
Active
Global
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This is a 3-year grant to support the Human Planet Initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and advance the use of population and settlement data in computing selected Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators.

SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration-NASA

RESEARCH TEAM:

Susana Adamo, Marc Levy

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Louisville, ImageCat, Inc.

KEYWORDS

data infrastructure sustainable development population sustainable development goals

THEMES

Stewardship of the planet