Measuring Environmental Outcomes Using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Methods

Date:
March 2017
Document status:
Ongoing
Document type:
Study
Evaluation type:
Thematic Evaluation
Related Brief:

Remote sensing and geospatial methods are useful, innovative tools for measuring environmental impact. They provide reliable and cost-effective baseline information, help detect changes over time, and track progress toward the achievement of convention targets.

To measure the impacts of Global Environment Facility (GEF) interventions, the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has utilized remote sensing across focal areas including biodiversity, land degradation, and international waters.