The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in its Annual Report 2017 emphasises the need for integrated space technology applications in areas such as global health, disaster management, climate change, humanitarian assistance, environmental monitoring and natural resource management.
With Big Data and Geospatial Data receiving much attention to solving complex problems of resource use and efficiency, time has come to focus on how to make innovative uses of Geo Spatial data in conservation action and big data as well as related analytics for decision making in conservation. The time for this discussion is significant since the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is currently engaged in designing the global conservation strategic plan and targets for the period 2021-2030, coinciding with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A panel discussion during the Geospatial World Forum could focus on the following issues:
Aaron Addison Director - Data Services
Washington University in St Louis
Land Registry Act
Lands and Surveys Commission
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
World Resources Institute (WRI)