In 2015, UN Member Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. These SDGs include 169 targets aimed at monitoring strategies to end poverty and climate change. The Mangrove Science Lab works with UN Member Nations, including Ghana and Guyana, to study and monitor goals, such as SDG 6: Clean Water for All and SDG 15: Life on Land. Our lab uses EOs to measure indicators like mangroves and creates tools, including a number of Google Earth Engine apps. This allows UN Member Nations to more easily report on SDGs and determine what strategies are needed to meet their goals.
To learn more, check out our Story Map: Monitoring Water Related Ecosystems Using Earth Observations
You can learn how to use GEE to monitor SDGs with our ARSET training: Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals