The International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) has released the world’s first atlas of urban nighttime light remote-sensing data, providing support for the research on urban sustainable development. The atlas contains 10-meter resolution nighttime light data on 147 cities in 105 countries around the world.
The data were captured by the satellite SDGSAT-1, which was launched into space on Nov. 5, 2021 and is the world’s first space science satellite dedicated to serving the U.N. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The satellite is designed to provide space observation data for the monitoring, evaluation and study of interactions between humans, nature and sustainable development, according to its developer, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The SDG Center signed a cooperation agreement with the Earth Observation Organization. The two parties will continue to carry out cross-field cooperation in data sharing, talent exchanges, capacity building and other aspects, and jointly explore ways to accelerate the progress of the second half of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. method.