Project
 
2017 - 2021


Malaysia:

M&E of the Earth and Sea Observation System

LTS is conducting a process and impact evaluation of the Earth and Sea Observation System Programme. EASOS aims to prove informed and coordinated decision-making capability to government agencies in Malaysia through a satellite-information based dashboard. The dashboard’s will be used to identify marine polluters, illegal loggers and identify and prevent flood risks.

  • EASOS is funded by the UK Space Agency and implemented by a consortium led by the Satellite Applications Catapult.
  • LTS is working with two Malaysian organisations: Chemsain and the Universiti Malaysian Terengganu
  • LTS will be using a cutting-edge theory-based impact evaluation approach which combines the strengths of counterfactual and mechanism-based evaluation methods.
  • The project is intended to provide an informed and coordinated decision-making capability to 23 Government Agencies in Malaysia through an integrated user-centred dashboard.
  • The findings of LTS’s evaluation will be used on a real-time basis to inform how the dashboards can best be tailored and used by the Malaysian government agencies.

Challenges

The dashboard aims to identify and reduce marine pollution and consequently the degradation of the mangrove coastline in Malaysia. It also aims to reduce illegal logging along with its negative social and environmental impacts, whilst increasing the economic benefit from legal logging. Furthermore, the dashboard detects and measures the risk of potential flood events so that measures can be put in place to reduce the economic and social cost of flood events.

Solutions

LTS is conducting a process and impact evaluation of the EASOS Programme. The findings of the evaluation will be used on a real-time basis to inform how the dashboards can best be tailored and used by the Malaysian government agencies. This will be done by using a cutting-edge theory-based impact evaluation approach which combines the strengths of counterfactual and mechanism-based evaluation methods.

Value and benefits

  • A reduction in marine pollution events in the Malacca Straits and ultimately the reduced degradation of the mangrove coastline in Malaysia.
  • A decrease in rates of illegal logging in order to reduce the social and environmental impact of illegal logging and increase the economic benefit from legal logging for Malaysia.
  • Identification and measurement of the risk of potential flood events so that measures can be put in place to reduce the economic and social cost of flood events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Geography: Malaysia

Date: 2018 - 2021

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