Landmines and explosives continue to disrupt lives and kill long after conflict situations have ended. This is the case in tens of 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. Together with the user community and space industry ESA is developing new services that meet actual needs in many domains by integrating different satellite applications.
This video showcases the example of Hadzici, an area near Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
To support demining, new services aim to assist the setting of mine action priorities and risk assessment thus also improving demining efficiency. By complementing existing mine action techniques with imagery from Earth Observation and with Satellite Navigation tools, resources can be allocated according to demand and priorities. ESA's Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) provides the framework for combining existing techniques and space-based systems to formulate a new approach to demining.