Slavery from Space

Zoe Trodd, Director of The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham & Stuart Marsh, Professor of Geospatial Engineering, University of Nottingham

 

Slavery can’t hide from satellites

Recent estimates indicate that over 45 million people are currently enslaved globally. India alone accounts for over 18 million individuals in industries ranging from domestic work and construction to agriculture and quarrying.

NGOs have traditionally relied on ground-based methods to identify and monitor slavery sites. But the University of Nottingham is pioneering a new method using satellite imagery to detect locations of human rights abuse

Learn more about using satellite imagery to detect locations of human rights abuse

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