GIS Analysis for Environmental Impact Assessment Report in Lababia Village
UNV - United Nations Volunteers
Mission and objectives
Morobe Development Foundation Inc. is a leading Internationally recognised NGO based in Lae Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea who has the vision to help young people reach their full potential by utilizing their hidden talents in community development initiatives so they can realize their potential and become a role model in the community.
MDF was established to address a broader and more diverse range of objectives and work through the use of dance, music and drama, MDF’s primary aim is to ensure that women participate equally in decision making in any project undertaken, including projects related to Ending Violence against Women, and promoting Human Rights with a aim to support the Government and UN their Development Goals.
MDF, in collaboration with Online Volunteers engaged through the UNV’s Unified Volunteer Platform (UVP), has also undertaken various scientific research studies related to the environment – forest cover loss, land use land cover change, the influence of various parameters on surface waters, and coastal shoreline turtle habitat loss. These projects included the participation of various experts and researchers from diverse fields across various countries across the globe – ranging from marine biology, biodiversity conservation, PNG community management, remote sensing, and land use policy among various others.
MDF is managed by a management committee, which is made up of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, Secretary, the Treasurer, the Project Coordinator, Community Development Officer, and a male and female member of the foundation, and ensures that women participate equally in decision making.
We at MDF assert that we have the required skill sets, knowledge, established international network, and the necessary foundational work to undertake projects successfully.
This assignment supports an environmental study in Lababia Village, PapuaNew Guinea led by the Morobe Development Foundation in partnership with local communities. The study aims to assess environmental changes and impacts to inform conservation programs and sustainable development planning. The GIS analysis will provide detailed information on land cover changes, deforestation, and mangrove mapping to incorporate into an environmental impact assessment report. This report will be submitted to stakeholders including project partners, local communities, and donors.
To that end, we are seeking the support of 4 Online Volunteers where each of them will:
Online Volunteer 1: Gather and preprocess satellite imagery over Lababia Village from multiple time points (3-4 decades) Support classification methodology development
Online Volunteer 2: Develop land cover classification methodology and signature library, with a focus on mangrove areas
Classify land cover types from satellite imagery
Online Volunteer 3: Map and validate changes in mangrove cover over time Analyze deforestation rates, drivers, and impacts
Online Volunteer 4: Integrate analysis results into environmental impact assessment report Review report drafts and incorporate feedback
Specifically, the Online Volunteers will be assigned with the following tasks:
– Collect multi-temporal satellite imagery over Lababia Village and preprocess data
– Develop land cover classification methodology and signature library focusing on mangrove areas
– Classify land cover types from satellite data for 3-4 points in time
– Map and validate changes in mangrove cover over time
– Analyze rates, drivers, and impacts of deforestation
– Integrate results into environmental impact assessment report
– Review report drafts and incorporate feedback.
The purpose of this assignment is to conduct GIS and remote sensing analysis to assess environmental changes in Lababia Village over the past several decades.
The results will inform an environmental impact assessment report for the Morobe Development Foundation.
This report will evaluate impacts of land use changes and deforestation on local communities and ecosystems. It will provide information to support sustainable conservation and development programs in the region.
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