G-MOSAIC - Applying earth observation for crisis management and early warning

Earth's City Lights

Early warning signs are central for crisis prevention and management. Gathering reliable information in crisis-prone regions, however, is a major challenge. The G-MOSAIC research project thus aimed at utilising Earth observations as an early crisis warning tool. Earth observations allow for continuous and comprehensive information within minutes and are less costly and risky compared to on-site research.

In contrast to other projects, G-MOSAIC accomplished more than just data gathering, because it can develop crisis indicators based on Earth observations. Such indicators can facilitate decision-making and analysis of crisis situations. G-MOSAIC developed a prototype of such an indicator system, focusing on natural resources and environmental change. It was tested at two case study regions: The Democratic Republic of Congo and the border area between Zimbabwe and Mozambique. adelphi contributed to G-MOSAIC’s study by providing regional expertise as well as conceptual input to indicator development. The project was funded under the EU’s 7th Research Framework Program.

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Publications of this project

  • An approach to integrate remotely sensed and socio-economic data for conflict monitoring in DRC – Paper presented at the 4th IMA conference on Analysing Conflict Transformation, 28-30 June 2010, St. Andrews College, Oxford, Uk

    Burnley, Clementine, Achim Maas and Arne Janßen 2010: An approach to integrate remotely sensed and socio-economic data for conflict monitoring in DRC. Paper presented at the 4th IMA conference on Analysing Conflict Transformation, 28-30 June 2010, St. Andrews College, Oxford, Uk. Berlin: adelphi.
  • Early Warning Systems and G-MOSAIC – G-MOSAIC WP 2300 Input Paper 2

    Aklin, Michaël and Achim Maas 2009: Early Warning Systems and G-MOSAIC. G-MOSAIC WP 2300 Input Paper 2. Berlin: Adelphi Research.
  • Environment and Conflict – G-MOSAIC WP 2300 Input Paper 1

    Aklin, Michaël and Achim Maas 2009: Environment and Conflict. G-MOSAIC WP 2300 Input Paper 1. Berlin: Adelphi Research.
  • The issue of environment and security. Space-based information for environmental security – Russian academy of science (conference paper), 7-8 December 1999

    Carius, Alexander 1999: The issue of environment and security. Space-based information for environmental security. Russian academy of science (conference paper), 7-8 December 1999. Moscow: Eurisy.