Evaluating the impact of SEZ development on land, water and air using satellite imagery, we identify examples of where zones appear to be succeeding or struggling to preserve and protect their local environmental conditions.
Through imagery, we can identify subtle changes in the environment and apparent violations of sustainability principles in some Chinese SEZs, including dumping and landfills. GEOINT is also valuable for mapping local infrastructure around current or future zones to predict the environmental areas of greatest need.
Imagery will be used to both identify current problem areas in the environment, and to assess their severity in relation to the other zones surveyed. The focus is on locating the presence of facilities to offset these impacts as well as looking for evidence of current environmental degradation.