We are determined to achieve a real impact for a number of SDGs

Earth Observation, satellite imagery, drones, GIS, computer models, maps & Artificial Intelligence for sustainable development

We support the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 – No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Target 1.5 – By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

We contribute to this goal by:

  • Working toward more effective & equitable disaster risk reduction plans with our innovative projects
  • Sharing open geospatial data & tools (satellite imagery, drones, GIS, 3D models, simulations & maps)
  • Finding new ways of communicate the risk

SDG 2 – Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Target 2.4 – By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

We contribute to this goal by:

  • Developing geospatial applications to monitor natural (water) resources, climate-related risks (floods & droughts) & to improve the understanding of groundwater supply
  • Simulating water risks and climate change impacts on the Earth & people living in it
  • Monitoring the Earth’s surface to understand the distribution & quality of natural resources to optimise their use and mitigate potential conflict
  • Using sensors & drones to support precision monitoring of agricultural lands and improve water use and irrigation methods

SDG 4 – Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Target 4.7 РBy 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

We contribute to this goal by:

  • Publish both open-access peer reviewed scientific articles & articles for the general public on topics that are critical for the future
  • Always including the social aspects in our projects
  • Performing capacity building & workshops on natural hazards, disaster risks, climate science, and hydrology during our projects
  • Engaging with more communities to better communicate climate change-related risks
  • Using our social media platforms to build the understanding on the complexity of climate change & hazard impact to inspire action

SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Target 6.a – By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies.

We contribute to this goal by:

  • Communicating with stakeholders representing different sectors or geographical regions to foster a collaborative, cooperative, and coordinated management of water resources
  • Supporting decision making to achieve long-lasting development outcomes in the framework of Integrate Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Cooperating with international and local actors to increase the involvement of communities in water-related projects, also ensuring the needs of all people are being met

SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Target 9.5 – Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.

We contribute to this goal by:

  • Supporting technical and scientific innovation in different geographical areas of the world (also in developing countries)
  • Enhancing broad Research & Development capabilities with our projects, often contributing to cost-sharing solutions
  • Proposing affordable solutions that can save future costs and can increase productivity, also generating new jobs
  • Building capacity and strengthening the quantity and quality of research

SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Target 11.5 – By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations.

We contribute to this goal by:

  • Increasing resilience of vulnerable communities
  • Improving understanding of multi hazards and climate change using geospatial technologies
  • Sustaining city grow by helping municipalities better managing natural resources

SDG 13 – Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Target 13.1 – Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

Target 13.2 – Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

We contribute to this goal by:

  • Working on understanding climate influence on hazards and the role of natural process & human activities
  • Modeling floods and providing complete risk analysis & flood risk maps showing different climate scenarios for municipalities, private companies, and humanitarian organisations
  • Participate in global projects supporting mitigation and risk reduction strategies
  • Providing scientific advice to inform policy, urban planning, and nature protection
  • Communicating the science of how natural processes & anthropogenic activities contribute to climate change with scientific papers, articles, and using social medias
  • Raising awareness at local community level, within our projects, workshops and capacity building activities

SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Target 17.16 – Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

We contribute to this goal by:

  • Building a global network of public & private organisations working for a more sustainable future for all
  • Integrating perspectives from local communities during our projects
  • Engaging with UN Major Groups, such as ARISE, the private sector alliance for disaster resilient societies led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and WFP Drones Technical Working Group
  • Including capacity building into global partnerships, with clear objectives and accountability