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Isro, NOAA-led multinational project endorsed by UN
body for innovation
A multinational project, co-led by Isro and NOAA from the US has been recently endorsed by a UN body
for its use of innovative technology, and for fostering trust and collaboration among scientists
A multinational project, co-led by ISRO and NOAA from the US, that aims to improve the accuracy of coastal data
based on satellite and land-based observations has been recently endorsed by a UN body for its use of innovative
technology, and for fostering trust and collaboration among scientists.
The project is called Committee on Earth Observation SatellitesCoastal Observations, Applications, Services, and
Tools (CEOS COAST). Its pilot projects are uniquely capable of using Earth Observation technologies to meet
several of the 17 UN-designated sustainable development goals for the Ocean Decade initiative, NOAA said in a
statement on Wednesday.
NOAA stands for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The themes of these projects include disaster
risk reduction and coastal resilience among continental shorelines and small island nations.
"Their work will improve the way we study how the sea can affect the land, such as in large-scale flooding events,
as well as how land usage affects coastal ecosystems, including but not limited to water quality issues and the root
causes of coastal runoff and sediment deposits, it said.
The CEOS COAST has been working collaboratively with stakeholders in industries such as agriculture,
construction, and commercial/recreational fishing to support all forms of decision-makers from parents deciding
which beach to take their kids to, to sailors navigating the coast, to policymakers taking action on climate change
and more, the statement said.
Due to this work, the project was recently endorsed by the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as an
initial Action of the United Nation's Ocean Decade plan that will span from 20212030, and aims to bring together