Our projectsSatellite Data for Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Goal targets

  • No poverty (SDG 1)
  • Zero hunger (SDG 2)
  • Clean water & sanitation (SDG 6)
  • Sustainable cities & communities (SDG 11)
  • Affordable & clean energy (SDG 7)
Project leads
  • Annalisa Riccardi (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)
  • undergraduate years 2 to 5
  • postgraduate taught
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Computer & Information Science
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Business

Please note: availability can vary between degrees. Please contact your advisor of studies and the project lead for more information.

How to apply

To apply for this project please complete our application form.

Project overview

This project aims to learn and understand the role that satellite data, and big data in general, can play in addressing the UN 2030 agenda to end poverty, protect the planet and improve lives and prospects.

The advantage of using satellite data is that they are impartial, provide information on a global scale and can be easily accessed by everyone, everywhere. The final goal of the project is to provide innovative solutions to the utilisation of satellite data to address one or more, of the sustainable development goals.

The project seeks to understand the role that satellite data can play in monitoring and quantifying the worldwide effort to advance the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development. It further seeks to develop, design and build alternative solutions for using satellite data to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What will students be doing

Students are tasked with selecting one of the 17 SDGs and investigate if/how satellite and ground data have been used to meet its targets. After the background research is completed, the project develops into the generation of innovative ideas for addressing the selected SDG and its targets with the use of Earth Observation data and other appropriate data sources.

Have more questions, or want to get involved?

Contact annalisa.riccardi@strath.ac.uk.

1: No Poverty
2: Zero Hunger.
6: Clean water and sanitation.
7: Affordable and Clean Energy.
11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities.