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United Nations World Data Forum Virtual Event: Innovative Use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring

5 October at 3:00 PM 4:00 PM UTC+2

United Nations World Data Forum Virtual Event: Innovative Use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring 2

Billions of people use social media platforms. An important aspect that social media provides is the real time access to digital trace data. This offers complementary strengths to existing, expensive and typically slow paced data from surveys (e.g. migration statistics or disaster impact assessment). In particular the need for near real-time data analysis that does not rely on face-to-face interactions has been made clear by the current pandemic.

UN Global Pulse will speak at the event about the innovative use of social media for remote sensing and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) monitoring on 5 October 2021 at 3 PM CEST. With this webinar, the organizers – the Qatar Computing Research Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research – want to generate a discussion on the role of social media in various sensing and monitoring tasks related to SDGs and an innovative way to address some of these issues.

Click here to find out more about the online event.
Please note that in order to access the webinar, you have to register for the United Nations World Data Forum 2021. Registration is free.

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