Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012
Imagery, Analysis Will Continue to Support the Satellite Sentinel Project
DigitalGlobe (DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced an agreement with the Enough Project to continue providing unrivaled imagery and analysis services to monitor evidence of bombings, razed villages and possible threats to civilians in Sudan in an effort called the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP). In addition to the imagery and analysis provided under the terms of this new agreement, DigitalGlobe will also contribute additional in-kind services.
"This partnership between DigitalGlobe and the Enough Project represents a game-changing leap forward in how to document evidence of crimes against humanity," said George Clooney, who founded the SSP with Enough Project co-founder, John Prendergast.
DigitalGlobe's expert analysts will continue to analyze imagery and information from sources on the ground and produce situational awareness reports of the possibility of mass violence in Sudan and South Sudan. The Satellite Sentinel Project then releases the reports to news organizations and policymakers and quickly notifies a mobile network of activists through social media.
"We are honored to partner with the Enough Project to help save the lives of innocent civilians in Sudan and South Sudan. We are especially appreciative of the generosity of George Clooney in making this important initiative a reality," said Jeffrey R. Tarr, president and CEO of DigitalGlobe. "Our satellite constellation and imagery analysts will enable us to detect threats to civilians and document crimes against humanity, and together with the Enough Project team make a meaningful difference for the people of Sudan."
DigitalGlobe's team of geospatial analysts is based in Longmont, Colo., and has supported analysis efforts since the launch of its pilot phase in December of 2010.
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than 2.5 billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, visit www.digitalglobe.com.
About the Satellite Sentinel Project The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, a partnership between the Enough Project and DigitalGlobe, conducts monitoring of the border between Sudan and South Sudan to assess the human security situation, identify potential threats to civilians, and detect, deter and document war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Enough Project provides field research, policy context, and communications strategy. DigitalGlobe provides imagery from its constellation of satellites and geospatial analysis from the DigitalGlobe Analysis Center. SSP is funded primarily by Not On Our Watch.
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