Detecting mass burial sites in Tigray

Very high resolution satellite image tile of the Miriam Shiweto Church area. Credit: Maxar.

Professor Jamon Van Den Hoek and I collaborated with the Washington Post to analyze changes in near infrared reflectance in very high resolution satellite imagery following allegations of a massacre of civilians in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. One of the sites that we identified was confirmed by a correspondent in the region as the location of new graves for civilians who were allegedly killed by Ethiopian forces. Read the full Washington Post story here.

Corey Scher
Corey Scher
PhD Candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences