- Environmental Security
- Natural Hazards
- Land Use Planning
- Renewable Energy
- Natural Capital
- Environmental Monitoring
To help eliminate PCBs from the environment, MapX supports the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants by managing spatial data for countries reporting to the Convention.
Chemicals, Environmental Security, Extractives, Natural Hazards
MapX was deployed to establish the Afghanistan Environmental Data Center. Follow the Aynak Copper Mine case study to see the challenges being faced for environmental managers.
Environmental Security, Extractives, Land Use Planning, Natural Hazards
The overall objective of the project is to deliver a story map and data catalogue in MapX, that UNEP can use to support the World Bank in their fragility assessment of the Sahel.
Biodiversity, Chemicals, Extractives, Reporting
Help policy makers to keep track of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) memberships and related goals, to quantify the environmental states and trends of territories and to interpret the figures in terms of benchmarking and progress.
Land Use Planning, Renewable Energy
MapX is establishing a spatial database infrastructure to support UNEP's country programme and to pilot test mapping of renewable energy infrastructure.
Biodiversity, Natural Capital
Work with countries and companies to incorporate natural capital into their policy and decision-making processes. By developing natural capital dashboards and story maps we bring spatially explicit analysis to life and ‘work with nature’ to meet specific policy priorities of pilot countries.
Extractives, Land Use Planning
Build, harmonize, and improve baseline geographic information for monitoring the sustainable operations of large-scale, artisanal small-scale (ASM) and low value minerals and mining (LVMM) sectors in a regional and policy context.
EO-ALLert: Alerta temprana de los impactos de la minería aluvial en áreas sensibles mediante sensors remotos
Alerta temprana de los impactos de la minería aluvial en áreas sensibles mediante sensors remotos.
The project, piloted in Colombia, addresses the challenge of increasing transparency and equalizing information at mining sites using Copernicus satellite imagery. Geospatial layers generated by the project have been published in MapX.
In order to reinforce the adaptive capacities of the Kerala State to floods, a downscaled flood model was developed in the Kerala region. Climate change projections based on CORDEX were introduced according to the RCP8.5 scenario. Detailed maps of the water heights according to different return periods (from 10 to 500 years) were produced.
MapX is contributing to Output 2 of the HYPREP project: “Prioritization, implementation and monitoring of clean-up activities in Ogoniland by HYPREP staff is supported by the use of GIS data".
Remote sensing techniques in support of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) policy development and evaluation.
Environmental Monitoring, Land Use Planning
MapX is collaborating with the Swiss Data Cube initiative on the dissemination of some of their project outputs, in the form of geospatial data, dashboards and time series.
EO-ALLert: Early-Warning to the Impacts of Alluvial Mining on Sensitive Areas Using Earth Observation
Piloted in Colombia, EO-ALLert aims to provide the means for development agencies and authorities to identify priority areas to be preserved from the impacts of alluvial small-scale mining, which is often an informal activity.
Environmental Monitoring, Reporting
Enabling access to geospatial datasets relevant for Plan Bleu, the Mediterranean Action Plan secretariat, regional activity centers and the contracting parties of the Barcelona Convention.
Biodiversity, Chemicals, Environmental Security, Extractives, Land Use Planning, Natural Hazards, Renewable Energy, Reporting
The World Environment Situation Room brings together the data, information and knowledge generated across UNEP in order to fulfil the UNEP mandate: “keep the environment under review”. MapX is the geospatial component of the World Environment Situation Room.
Development of a regional environmental platform for the Caribbean Sea and Wider Caribbean Region, with a focus on marine biodiversity and marine pollution
Chemicals, Environmental Security, Land Use Planning
In August 2006, the ship Probo Koala dumped 528 cubic metres of toxic waste around the port of Abdijan, Côte d'Ivoire. MapX supported spatial data management for the independent environmental audit.
Environmental Security, Land Use Planning, Natural Hazards, Renewable Energy
The Drought Impact Needs Assesment (DINA) in Somalia was initiated by the federal government to create recovery strategies in response to climatic variability. Explore the spatial data catalogue.
To help support countries reporting to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, MapX can be customized to create interactive data dashboards. View the global dashboard and the story map.
Extractives, Land Use Planning
As the extractives sector embraces increasing transparency, stakeholders face a series of new challenges. These relate to avoiding data fragmentation, duplicating and dispersing available data, and providing access to actionable information for evidence-based decision making.
H2020 GEOEssential project is addressing the need for trusted sources of data and information to monitor the progress made on environmental conditions towards policy targets. Under this project, MapX has been connected with data cube technology to develop different pilots for monitoring land degradation by mineral resources extraction.
Multiple agencies effort to share spatial data information on global risk from natural hazards, such as fires, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, earthquakes, and tropical cyclones.
Environmental Monitoring, Land Use Planning, Reporting
The Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) is a project-level environmental screening tool for humanitarian actors working in situations of displacement. Explore the spatial data catalogue.