This post is part of a larger effort to understand the geography of the Sundarban region through publicly available remote sensing data, satellite imagery and mapping technology. Home to around 5 million people, the Sundarban is a unique ecological zone that is acutely sensitive to climatic changes and extreme weather events. In the short term, it is essential for us to obtain a clear picture of the damage in each of the areas where our grassroots partners have been working. In the long term, we hope to use some of this technology to supplement the people’s local knowledge of the changing conditions and help them plan for a more secure future.
We begin by recalling the path of Cyclone Amphan in relation to the field areas where our partners work:
This can also be visualized using satellite images:
For details on the specific blocks where our partners work:
Now let us compare the different field areas before and after flooding. First an overall picture, followed by specific areas where each partner works.
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