This is the page for the projects made by UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva.

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MAP-X: deployment of MAP-X in Afghanistan



The goal of the MAP-X Afghanistan project is to position MAP-X as an open data platform that could support the various processes (National environmental assessment, EITI process, etc.)


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MAP-X: Development of MAP-X dashboards to support National Action Plans (NAPs) for Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM)



MAP-X supports the National Action Plans (NAPs) for Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM), which is an obligation under the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The project's goal is to develop a dashboard to display data ASGM linked to mercury consumption and development of a global story map in MAP-X describing ASGM/mercury challenges


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Integrated Global Greenhouse Gases Information System (IG3IS) demonstration platform and feasibility study



Feasibility study and demonstration platform for the Integrated Global Greenhouse Gases Information System (IG3IS).
Activity 1: Generation of an end-users platform for data visualisation and data access: - Creation of a platform with data visualisation and easy data search and data access (download and webservices).
Activity 2: Populate the platform with various data sources on GHGs emissions: - Acquire and prepare national data on emissions (e.g. EDGAR, CDIAC) - Include example of a Swiss data station (e.g. Jungfraujoch)


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SEED Sharing Essential ESPON Data



The main objective of the project is “to re-construct, maintain and ensure regular updates to a user-friendly and easily accessible ESPON 2020 Database Portal. The ESPON 2020 Database Portal will be built on the experiences of the ESPON 2013 Database Portal”.

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Quality Status Report for the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Ecosystem





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X3D4pop: Suitability of mixed-satellite-sensor derived 3D data for rapid urban population estimation in crisis situations



The overall goal of X3D4Pop is to investigate conceptual strategies and technical framework conditions to enhance the extractability of high-resolution digital surface/elevation models from mixed- sensor optical EO data. We aim to clarify the state-of-the-art of rapid DSM generation in crisis situations, allowing first responders and humanitarian organisations to gain a better overview of the population affected. We therefore strive to (1) define a set of test scenarios realistically simulating a real crisis/rapid mapping situation, and to evaluate the project outcomes with respect to these scenarios, against reference data; (2) produce a set of DSMs/DTMs (and ortho-images) from various image pairings of different sensors to test the sensitivity of the DEM production chain on differences between the two acquisitions; (3) to produce population estimations using DSMs of different quality dependent of data availability under the defined test scenarios.

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Mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in Eastern Europe and Caucasus



UNEP Director and Regional Representative of the Regional Office for Europe (ROE) agree to cooperate with GRID-Geneva to help Eastern Europe and Caucasus regions to cope several threats that their environment are facing. New tools and techniques can be transferred through capacity building to help national experts identifying these issues and managing them to support national environmental policies. These can help identifying the role of biodiversity and ecosystems into the political agenda. GRID-Geneva has expertise in remote sensing, GIS, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and can help building local capacity through numerous capacity building activities to transfer these tools and technologies.


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Swiss Data Cube prototype



Following the work done by Geoscience Australia and the Committee on Earth Observations Satellites (CEOS), the “Data Cube” is a new way for organizing Earth Observations data (especially Landsat satellite data) by gathering all satellite images through space and time for a given period over a dedicated region. This is a change of paradigm in the way that remote sensing data are being organized for delivering it to end-users. UN Environment/GRID-Geneva and the University of Geneva have built the Swiss Data Cube (SDC). So far, the SDC contains 5 years of Landsat Analysis Ready Data (1984, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2016) corresponding to more than 800 scenes. In the future, more than 30 years of Landsat data will be added as well as Sentinel 1 and 2.


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Transforming Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) data into information



The general idea of this project is to offer a better discoverability of the data as well as to transform this data into information products. This allows users to access and follow climate and biodiversity variables in an easy and automated way. Two main products have been generated through this project: - 6 interactive graphs on ECVs using available data from official data providers (available at http://www.grid.unep.ch/live) - MODIS data automatic extraction and display (available at http://npp.unepgrid.ch/)


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