Towards a Multi-scale Approach for an Earth Observation-Based Assessment of Natural Resource Exploitation in Conflict Regions
Source: Geocarto International Journal, 2016
Author(s): Elisabeth Schoepfer, Kristin Spröhnle, Olaf Kranz, Xavier Blaes, Jan Kolomaznik, Filip Hilgert, Tomas Bartalos, and Thomas Kemper
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The exploitation of resources, if not properly managed, can lead to spoiling natural habitats as well as to threatening people’s health, livelihoods and security. The paper discusses a multi-scale Earth observation-based approach to provide independent information related to exploitation activities of natural resources for countries which are experiencing armed conflict....