Estimating Cities Destruction

Mariupol, Ukraine

Mosul, Iraq

Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Sana'a & Hodeida, Yemen

Client Brief

  • In conflict zones, estimating precisely the level of destruction is crucial to know where to focus on for humanitarian missions and reconstruction issues


  • Process high-resolution satellite imagery and Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data

  • Spot incoherencies between before/after conflict imagery/data to estimate destructions


  • The team successfully detected destructions in Mosul, Raqqa, Hodeida and Sana'a coherent with field expertise and secondary sources

  • Our work led to several publications (see here)

  • The results are publicly available on a dedicated web platform (see here)