Making the World a Witness: Report on the Pilot Phase

Making the World a Witness

The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, has released a report on the pilot phase which began in December 2010 and concluded 1 June 2012. This report contains highlights over the past 18 months including a summary of operations, and satellite imagery.

With the completion of the pilot phase of SSP on 1 June 2012, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) concluded its participation in SSP. HHI has transitioned out of SSP, launching the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology with the aim of establishing the first codified technical standards and professional ethics for crisis mapping, including the use of remote sensing and data management technologies pioneered by SSP. 

The Satellite Sentinel Project will continue to issue reports as a partnership between the Enough Project and DigitalGlobe, conducting monitoring of the border between Sudan and South Sudan to assess the human security situation, identifying potential threats to civilians, and detecting, deterring and documenting 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.