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This training, offered in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), will teach participants about global biodiversity-based uses of remote sensing. The UN Biodiversity Lab is an online platform that allows policymakers and other stakeholders to access global data layers, upload national datasets, and analyze these datasets in combination to provide key information on the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets and on the nature-based Sustainable Development Goals.


Part One: Introduction to Spatial Data and Policies for Biodiversity
  • Understand how remote sensing can be used for biodiversity
  • Identify which NASA satellites & sensors can be used for biodiversity
  • Recognize the international policy framework for ecological initiatives
  • Recall the UNDP supported initiatives and associated NASA-funded project
Part Two: UN Biodiversity Lab: Introduction and Training
  • Summarize the UN Biodiversity Lab
  • Become familiar with the UN Biodiversity Lab spatial datasets
  • Identify which spatial datasets can be applied to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and forest integrity analyses
Part Three: How are Countries Using Spatial Data to Support Conservation of Nature?
  • Recall a list of countries that are working directly with the UN Biodiversity Lab
  • Obtain information related how different countries are using UN Biodiversity Lab information
  • Understand how these tools could be used for their study area of interest
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