In this post Dr Eoghan Darbyshire uses satellite imagery to examine claims made by the Libyan National Oil Corporation than an offshore oil spill has been controlled. What he finds underscores the importance of independent scrutiny of the oil industry in insecure and conflict settings.
How and why satellite data can help across disarmament programming, including for mine action, tracking the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, for monitoring the influence of climate change and in reducing risks to communities.
Using satellite imagery, Eoghan Darbyshire identifies recurring oil spills from Derna power and desalination plant in Libya, examining their threat they pose to its biodiverse coastline and the wider context of the country’s decaying infrastructure.
Deforestation is a common problem for countries affected by conflict. In 2020, COVID-19 placed further constraints on forest management in these areas. This report reviews the latest satellite data on forest loss in seven countries, analysing the forces driving deforestation.
Report providing initial analysis of the environmental dimensions of the 2020 conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabach, and which considers environmental propaganda, the use of incendiary weapons, and water and mineral resources.
An open source investigation into recent terrestrial and marine oil spills in Yemen, all of which are linked in different ways to its ongoing conflict.
Our major satellite analysis of the state of agricultural land in Yemen finds that 257,000 hectares of its most important agricultural areas have exhibited signs of degradation during the current conflict. This is an area equivalent to the total cropland in Jordan or Lebanon.
Agriculture in wadis Zabid and Rima in the Tihamah plain has been hard hit by Yemen’s conflict. Using open-source datasets, Eoghan Darbyshire takes a deep dive into the situation that has unfolded in this area, and analyses the complex relationship between the conflict and the deteriorating agricultural situation.