UNEP collaborates with Google for monitoring impact of human activity on ecosystem.
- The main aim of the programme is to develop an environment to enable governments, NGO’s and public to track specific environment-related development targets with Google . Its target will be on freshwater ecosystems including forests, wetlands, rivers and lakes.
- Google will occasionally produce maps and data on water-related ecosystems by using Cloud computing technology. It will generate satellite images and data to assess the extent of change occurring to water bodies and make it accessible to ensure nations have opportunity to track changes, prevent and reverse ecosystem loss.
- The collaboration under this partnership also includes capacity building activities as well as the development of partnerships with organisations like European Space Agency (ESA), European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)..
- This partnership builds on a common vision between these organisations. In long term, it will strive to establish platform for open-source data and analysis of UN Sustainable Development Goals. It will enable UNEP to get access to the online tools to track progress, identify areas for action, and needs for making world sustainable. It will enable all countries with equal access to latest technology and information in support of climatic action and sustainable development on the whole….