WESR Geospatial data and services

WESR Geospatial data and services

Pollution Geospatial Data

Publication of geospatial in-situ data on sustainable consumption and production and on climate change.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

Air visual

 

Contact: UNEP

Monitoring land cover change in DR Congo using the Open Data Cube technology, based on Sentinel-2 images

Land cover changes were monitored using the Vegetation Fractional Cover (VFC) that estimates the fractions of Photosynthetic Vegetation (green vegetation), Non-Photosynthetic Vegetation (mining areas) and Bare Soil (urban area) for each pixel. Results of the analysis allow quantifying the evolution of the surface exploited by the mines, the gain or loss of vegetation and urban development.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

Minamata Convention on Mercury

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on the Minamata Convention to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury. It shows various geospatial layers, dashboards and story maps and includes case studies featuring the use of Remote Sensing tools to support the monitoring of the environmental impacts of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

African Chemicals Observatory

This MapX workspace features the Chemicals Observatory project that aims at addressing the necessary improvements to be made in the fields of awareness, knowledge, information management and communication on the sound management of chemicals in Africa. As of November 2021 the observatory has been piloted in 9 countries in applying evidence-based decision making to policy and reporting.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

Persistent organic pollutants

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on the Stockholm Convention to protect health and the environment from the adverse effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). It shows various geospatial layers and dashboards and includes polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) inventories at the global, regional (West Africa) and national (Togo) levels.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

WESR-Air and Water Quality

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on air and water quality in selected African cities: Addis-Ababa, Cape Town and Nairobi. Air quality data is streamed in near real-time from the cities infrastructure. Water data is derived from the GEMStat database.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

UN Biodiversity Lab

 

Contact: UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Environment and Climate Change in Canada

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on climatic in-situ data in Canada. Developed in the frame of a collaboration between UNEP/GRID-Geneva and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) it provides access to about 70 datasets, including statistically downscaled scenarios of projected minimum, mean and maximum temperatures.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

WESR-Climate

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on climate change. It shows various geospatial layers classified according to the driver-pressures-state-impact-response (DPSIR) model of intervention. Most layers are at the global level.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

Ocean

WESR-Ocean

 

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Arendal

Collaboration between UNEP/GRID-Geneva and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) on in-situ data

Publication of geospatial in-situ data on sustainable consumption and production and on climate change.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

SDG 661

 

Contact: UNEP

WESR-Mountains

The aim of WESR-Mountains is to provide all the necessary discoverability and accessibility to existing mountain specific geospatial layers, information and knowledge for better addressing sustainable mountain development issues.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

MapX

MapX is an open geospatial platform to manage, analyze and visualize data on natural resources and the environment. It has been piloted in dozens of countries at various geographical scales, on numerous environmental topics.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

WESR-Water

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on water resources management. It show various geospatial datasets, mostly at the global level, including global surface water, groundwater resources and change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time (SDG 6.6.1).

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

WESR-Sustainable Production and Consumption

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on data about sustainable production and consumption.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

WESR-SDGs

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators such as 6.4.2 (level of water stress), 6.6.1 (change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time) and 15.3.1 (proportion of land that is degraded over total land area).

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

WESR-Mediterranean

Managed by Plan Bleu (a regional activity center of the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan) this MapX geospatial workspace provides access to data, dashboards, story maps and other information relevant to the sustainable management of the Mediterranean Sea and coasts, in the frame of the Barcelona Convention.

Contact: Plan Bleu

WESR Atlas

UNEP Hotspots - A simple method to swipe between two images in a dashboard. The images urls are provided by the data object from a click event on the vector layer.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

WESR-Risk

This MapX geospatial workspace focuses on natural risks. It shows various geospatial layers, mostly at the global level, and includes frequency/exposure/risk datasets on fires, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, earthquakes, tropical cyclones, and multi-hazards.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

Water quality in selected African countries

Water quality data and dashboards for the cities of Cape Town and Nairobi.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

Air quality in selected African countries

Near real-time air quality data and dashboards for the cities of Addis Ababa and Nairobi.

Contact: UNEP/GRID-Geneva