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The Satellite Sentinel Project is a game-changing collaboration, combining commercial satellite imagery, academic analysis, and advocacy to promote human rights in Sudan and South Sudan and serve as an early warning system for impending crisis.
The Enough Project gathers intelligence from eyewitnesses on the ground, provides field reports and policy analysis, and coordinates the communications strategy to sound the alarm. Together with SSP's primary funder, Not On Our Watch, the Enough Project pressures policymakers by urging the public to act. Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity.
From 300-400 miles above earth’s surface, traveling at a 17,000 miles per hour groundspeed, the keen, clear eyes of DigitalGlobe's constellation of satellites capture imagery of the crisis on the ground in Sudan and South Sudan. DigitalGlobe has provided SSP with in-kind contributions of more than 300,000 square kilometers of priority tasked satellite imagery. And the DigitalGlobe Analysis Center has provided crucial training, analytic support, and imagery analysis.
Google provided MapMaker technology so that anyone can contribute to building a better map of South Sudan. With tools such as MapMaker, you have the opportunity to take concrete action by improving the map, helping to monitor and report human rights violations in near-real time and providing insight into the socio-political climate prevalent in the country and region.
During the pilot phase, until June 2012, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative developed SSP's methodology, led the analysis of satellite imagery and information from the field, and wrote SSP's reports. HHI is a university-wide center with a mission to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide.
For the project's first year, Internet strategy firm Trellon, LLC worked with the other SSP partners to build an informative and interactive website.
The United Nations UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT)'s role in analyzing satellite imagery concluded on June 30, 2011.