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OECD report on Earth observation for decision making

Earth observation for decision-making is the subject of a new report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development .

The organisation, which promotes economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development describes Earth observation data as a unique source of eommensurable information. It can be combined with administrative, social and economic data at multiple scales for in-depth policy analysis.

Examples of applications of Earth observation data included in the publication include the joint Research Centre’s Human Settlement layer, a global high-resolution multitemporal dataset which measures the extent of built-up areas and was developed through GEO.

Earth observation data is now routinely used in country reviews by OECD, and supports policy analysis. OECD joined GEO as an observer in 2015.

Download Earth observation for decision making brochure here