Blog / April 29, 2021
The GEO-AWS EO Cloud Credits Webinars, held from 22 to 25 March 2021, provided an opportunity for projects in the GEO-Amazon Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme to share knowledge, obtain advice and expand their networks. Participants from nineteen projects in least developed countries participated in the webinars, ranging from Costa Rica to Rwanda to Nepal. The projects were thematically divided into four different sessions: Agriculture, Disaster Response and Prevention, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development.
The programme is a joint collaboration between the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) to enable least developed countries to harness the potential of Earth observations for sustainable development. Data sharing in a public cloud computing environment enables users to analyze vast amounts of data in minutes, regardless of where they are and how much local storage or computing capacity they have available.
As part of this collaboration, AWS is providing cloud services to the winning projects to help them host, process, and analyze open Earth observation data to develop applications that will enable better decisions and policies. By eliminating the cost owning computational infrastructure and operating data centers, cloud services lower the barriers to accessing and analyzing EO data.
To learn more about these projects and how they are leveraging the power of cloud computing and Earth observations to accelerate sustainability, watch recordings of each session here.
Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability Awards: Discover COVPATH and SUSTAINDAM supported by GEO.
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