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GEO-AMAZON EARTH OBSERVATION CLOUD CREDITS PROGRAMME

Helping countries realize the potential of Earth observations for sustainable development.

 

$1.5 million worth of cloud services available for projects that improve understanding of our planet.

Eligible applicants were able to apply for up to $100,000 of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud credits for projects that support environmental and development goals - including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through this collaboration, AWS will provide cloud services to help host, process and analyse large geospatial data sets for non-commercial purposes, prioritizing projects that make use of open satellite data.

$1.5 million worth of cloud services available for projects that improve understanding of our planet.

Eligible applicants were able to apply for up to $100,000 of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud credits for projects that support environmental and development goals - including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through this collaboration, AWS will provide cloud services to help host, process and analyse large geospatial data sets for non-commercial purposes, prioritizing projects that make use of open satellite data.

Cloud services help countries host, process and analyse big Earth data to inform better decisions and policies.

Here’s an example: the recently-launched Africa Regional Data Cube builds on Australian technology to enable five countries in Africa to inspect changes to any geographic area over the past 35 years. The technology provides users with an analysis platform for satellite imagery to address key development challenges, including food security, disaster risk management, coastal erosion and urban expansion. AWS cloud credits have been provided to the five countries involved for three years to reduce the data storage, processing and analysis burden.

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