Publication: Gold mining impacts in the Peruvian Amazon

The article published on January 14, 2020, in Environmental Research Letters, presents an approach for monitoring the aboveground carbon emissions in Madre de Dios, Peru, in an area highly affected by the gold mining activities, most often illegal and small-scale.

We used Planet imagery, Sentinel-1 radar images, topography and airbone Lidar within a neural network framework to estimate how much aboveground carbon was released between 2017 and 2018 in around 750,000 hectares highly affected by mining activities, agricultural and urban expansion.

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