Our Work in Sustainable Development
Satellites for Sustainable Development
SatSure's products and services addresses in one way or another 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set forth by the United Nations.
Geospatial information, Earth Observation which includes Remote Sensing activities, together with modern data processing capabilities offer unprecedented opportunities to modernise national statistical systems and consequently to make a quantum leap in the capacities of countries to efficiently track all facets of sustainable development. The potential to allow more timely statistical outputs, to reduce the frequency of surveys, to reduce respondent burden and other costs and to provide data at a more disaggregated level for informed decision making.
As a responsible global citizen, SatSure takes its commitment to the SDGs very seriously and across the board addresses concerns surrounding food security, water security, bio sphere security amongst others.
Data Driven Reporting which is the corner stone of monitoring the indicators of SDGs, and practically can only be done effectively using earth observation technologies. For many Indicators, the coverage and frequency of measurements from which the Indicators are derived
would simply not be feasible, technically or financially if satellite observations are not used;
Effective use of the information from satellite observations can have a transformative impact on many of humanity’s most significant challenges, such as helping monitor and protect fragile ecosystems, ensure resilient infrastructure, manage climate risks and public health, enhance food security, build more resilient cities, reduce poverty, and improve governance, among others.
The potential of improved accuracy in reporting by ensuring that data are more spatially-explicit and directly contribute to informing the Targets and Indicators, helping to augment statistical data, validating national statistics, and providing disaggregation and granularity of the indicators (where relevant, by income, sex, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability and geographic location, in support of the principle of leaving no one behind).
Satellite data can support the evolution from traditional statistical approaches to more measurement based solutions as some challenges, including in relation to the environment and human populations, become more pressing, and with the need for more accurate, spatially explicit, and frequently updated evidence.