Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights

Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights

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  • Susan Wolfinbarger, Ph.D., is the Project Director for the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the Ohio State University and an M.A. in Geography from the George Washington University. Her work focuses on the conceptualization, development, and...
  • Jonathan Drake received his bachelor's degree in physics from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, and recently completed a masters degree at Arizona State University, where he mapped periglacial geomorphology on Mars using the THEMIS instrument aboard the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. A former research...
  • Eric Ashcroft is a Senior Project Coordinator with the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program. Eric received a M.A. degree in Geography from the George Washington University. While there, he worked as a research assistant mapping health and wealth in Accra, Ghana using GIS and...
  • AAAS Case Studies | Other Case Studies An important component of the AAAS Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project is the dissemination of information resources on applications of geospatial technology for the human rights community. AAAS Case Studies To learn about all the case studies...
  • Overview Forced Evictions Conflict in the Niger Delta Communal Conflict Industrial Gas Flaring Petrochemical Spills >Conclusion Geospatial technologies provide scientists and human rights organizations with new opportunities for identifying, measuring and analyzing human rights-related events...
  • Overview Forced Evictions Conflict in the Niger Delta Communal Conflict Industrial Gas Flaring >Petrochemical Spills Conclusion In late 2008 and early 2009, oil spills were reported near the town of Bodo, in the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria. In order to investigate the veracity of...
  • Overview Forced Evictions Conflict in the Niger Delta Communal Conflict >Industrial Gas Flaring Petrochemical Spills Conclusion I. Introduction Ongoing conflict in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria has overlapping ethnic, economic and environmental causes, including environmental concerns...
  • Overview Forced Evictions Conflict in the Niger Delta >Communal Conflict Industrial Gas Flaring Petrochemical Spills Conclusion I. Introduction Plateau State, in central Nigeria, has been the site of communal conflict for the past decade. In January 2010, violence flared in the city of Jos (...
  • Overview Forced Evictions >Conflict in the Niger Delta Communal Conflict Industrial Gas Flaring Petrochemical Spills Conclusion I. Introduction The Niger Delta region of Nigeria covers approximately 70,000 square kilometers. It is largely comprised of wetlands and is the source of petroleum for...