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Winners of the 2020 GEO SDG Awards announced


The GEO SDG Awards Program has announced the winners of its second edition. Led by the EO4SDG initiative, the program recognizes institutions, organizations and countries which are applying Earth observations towards the achievement of the SDGs.

Fourteen awards were presented in both the “Sectoral” and “Special Categories”. The winners are as follows:

SECTORAL CATEGORY AWARDS

GEO Member: Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica; UK Space Agency
GEO Participating Organization: Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
GEO Observer: UN-GGIM:Europe
SDG Custodian Agency: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Not-for-Profit: HR Wallingford
Academia: The Earth Observatory of Singapore; The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham, UK
For-Profit: Geospoc; CirroLytix Research Services

SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARDS

Innovation: International Water Management Institute
Statistical-Geospatial Integration: Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics
Collaboration: GEO Blue Planet Initiative and Esri
Testimonial: CODATA, Committee on Data of the International Science Council

More information regarding the evaluation and selection criteria can be found here.

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