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The Global Councils on SDGs is a unique interdisciplinary network of decision makers from governments, international organizations, academia, and the private sector, who came together to share innovative practices and discuss the creative implementation of the SDGs at the national and global level. Based at the World Government Summit, the Councils aimed to work on creating new partnerships between countries, organizations, and sustainable development advocates for the implementation of SDGs.
The last field survey done in the UAE was in 2005 and since then the Ministry has been relying heavily on statistical data from the 2005 survey, thus creating the need to have a new agricultural survey done with high accuracy, speed, and low cost. A drone-enabled aerial mapping system was used to generate high-resolution highly efficient aerial data over 1100 square kilometre within 12 months, at a cost of less than five times the cost of a field survey, and obtaining 52 parameters statistical…
The purpose of this app is to alert citizens, especially the ones with health problems, about the current and near-future conditions at their current location. This app is linked to complex algorithms developed by scientists at Masdar Institute using real-time satellite data and weather forecasting models. This app issue warnings on air quality and dust concentration to the public and especially to asthma-effected population. Real-time data is updated each 15 min.
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