About International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals
With the aim of addressing global challenges in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, CBAS is committed to harnessing big data to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by reducing technological barriers and filling in data gaps. Since its inauguration, CBAS identified key areas of interest and has made significant progress.
(1) It has established a big data platform for monitoring and evaluation of SDGs to facilitate decision support in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Combining multiple sources of data in geography, remote sensing, ground monitoring, and social statistics, the platform provides tailored services for SDG research by integrating over a hundred popular algorithms and tools (Figure 1).
(2) CBAS has successfully launched a SDGSAT-1 satellite into orbit on 5 November 2021, to improve geospatial coverage related to SDGs and provide relevant data to countries in need (Figure 2).
(3) CBAS has developed a portal for publishing and sharing data resources, sharing a total of about 10 petabytes of data to relevant domestic and international entities.
(4) CBAS has drafted and supported China to release series of reports on Big Earth Data in Support of Sustainable Development Goals, providing stronger scientific basis for understanding the dynamic trends of SDG indicators, and showcasing new analytical tools for accurate evaluation of SDG-related issues. With these priority actions and outcomes, CBAS is pleased to share its scientific resources and expertise to strengthen cooperation with UN agencies and Member States.