A international initiative led by ISRO and NOAA has been approved by a UN council

24th June,2021

A international initiative led by ISRO and NOAA has been approved by a UN council



Its goal is to increase the precision of coastal data based on satellite and ground measurements.
A UN panel recently praised a global project, co-led by ISRO and NOAA from the United States, that aims to improve the accuracy of coastal data based on satellite and land-based observations, for its use of innovative technology and for encouraging trust and collaboration among scientists.Committee on Earth Observation Satellites—Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools is the name of the project (CEOS COAST). NOAA stated in a statement on Wednesday that its pilot projects are uniquely capable of leveraging Earth Observation technology to satisfy some of the 17 UN-designated sustainable development goals for the Ocean Decade programme.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the acronym for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Disaster risk reduction and coastal resilience among continental shorelines and tiny island states are among the projects' focuses. “Their work will improve how we study how the sea can affect the land, such as in large-scale flooding events,” it said. “It will also improve how we study how land use affects coastal ecosystems, including but not limited to water quality issues and the root causes of coastal runoff and sediment deposits,” it added.It was recognised for its use of cutting-edge technology, its emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and its efforts to create trust and collaboration between scientists and lay users of ocean knowledge,” according to the press release.