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Satellites to help demining
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- Title Satellites to help demining
- Released: 15/11/2011
- Length 00:05:54
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
Landmines and explosives continue to disrupt lives and kill long after conflict situations have ended. This is the case in at least 70 countries around the world. The Mine Action community attempts to reduce the number of victims and return land to people for agriculture and everyday life.
European Space Agency is willing to develop new services that meet actual needs in many domains by integrating different satellite applications. To support demining ESA was asked to develop services to improve the efficiency of setting mine action priorities, risk assessment and demining. By complementing existing mine action techniques, with imagery from Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation, resources can be put where they are most needed. What ESA calls integrated applications combines existing techniques to make a brand-new approach to demining.
This video story shows the example of Hadzici, an area near Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
More backgroud information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/esaTE/SEMDHGKTYRF_index_0.html