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Detection of illegal mining in Ghana using both Landsat and Sentinel

04.11.2019
Start 09:15, End 10:15

Illegal mining is a serious environmental issue in Ghana. With the release of the Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC), users in Ghana are taking advantage of interoperable Landsat (optical) and Sentinel-1 (radar) data to detect new water bodies and new devegetation as the result of mining activity. New algorithms will allow the identification of mining sites at high temporal frequency to target government investigation and to monitor the extent of vegetation loss and post-mining recovery.

Organizers NASA, CEOS Systems Engineering Office

Type

  • Lecture
Contact

Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
Brian Killough
E-Mail: brian.d.killough@nasa.gov
Telefon: +41 22 730 8505
Fax: +41 22 730 8520

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7 bis, avenue de la Paix
Case postale 2300
1211 Genf
Switzerland

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