KEY-NOTE SPEAKER AT THE SWEDISH SPACE DAYS 2012:
Global reporting interpretation of speach
field of Sudan -
MASSIVE CHANGES IN TRADITIOnal land use since the introduction of oil industry
A multi-temporal study of the
oil concession block 5A revealed massive changes in the traditional farming
pattern since the introduction of oil industry.
Particular in the period
between 1999-02 massive changes can be recorded from Landsat data recorded the
same time of the year. Changes appear as decrease of bare areas surrounding
villages. The pattern of change co-respond fits accurately with reporting of
fighting in the areas.
Change in land use in the period 1999-04. During 2002 almost
no land use activity (farming activity) could be observed around Nhialdiu. An
increased in farming activity could, however be observed around Touc and south
Change in farming activity in Block 5A from 1999 to spring
2003, during this period most observed farming activity was moved away from
areas of the expanding oil industry.
Change in farming activity in the period
2000-2 and plot of village attacks (recorded from literature). Brown refers to
areas which were observed as farming areas in 2000 but not in late 2002. Pale
green observed farming areas in late 2002 which co-responded with reported
Client: The European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS)