- About IR3S
|Date||16 - 18 January, 2017|
|Location||The Science Council of Japan, University of Tokyo|
|Organizers||Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)|
The University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), Group on Earth Observations (GEO), ICSU World Data System, and the Future Earth co-host a workshop on Earth Observation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals – The case of urban areas in Asia, at the Science Council of Japan from 16th to 18th January, 2017.
In 2015, the UN General Assembly formally accepted a new set of 17 measurable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ranging from ending world poverty to achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls by 2030. These goals are to supersede the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight measurable goals which came to the end of their implementation in 2015.
To achieve the SDGs, geospatial information and Earth observations – collected at local, national and global levels, and supported by the best science, tools and technologies – can serve critical, insightful roles in monitoring targets, tracking progress, and helping nations make mid-course corrections. Space based and in-situ data and information, combined with a large amount of socio-economic and statistical data, will assist nations to analyze and model conditions, create maps, and monitor change over time in a consistent and unique standard manner.
The workshop will address the integration of Earth Observations (satellite and in-situ data) with socio-economic data to derive information (indicators) for decision makers in support of the SDGs. Two major topics have been selected: 1) Making urban areas more resilient in face of Extreme Environmental Effects in Southeast Asia; 2) Assessing the challenges of urban air pollution in Asia.
16-17 January, 2017
The Science Council of Japan
7-22-34, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8555, Japan
18 January, 2017
University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus
Sanjo Conference Hall
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8654, Japan
If you would like to participate in this workshop, please register online.
The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS)
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-8654, Japan