EO & City Biodiversity Index -
space4environment was awarded a contract by ESA to support the City Biodiversity Index.
space4environment has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency, “EO4CBI – Earth Observation in support of the City Biodiversity Index”. The project will run for 2 years and is implemented together with the partner Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). The project aims at contributing to capturing and evaluating the state of biodiversity in cities, thereby responding to internationally defined biodiversity targets (such as the Aichi biodiversity targets set by the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD). The City Biodiversity Index (CBI) was developed as a tool to evaluate this state and provide insights for improving conservation efforts. It consists of 23 indicators of which four will be produced during the project based on earth observation data and state-of-the-art technology.