DEIMOS-1 Image of the week (acquired 29/01/2015): Irrawaddy Delta
This DEIMOS-1 image acquired yesterday shows the Irrawaddy Delta in Burma/Myanmar (officially the Union of Myanmar). Mangroves are the major vegetation of the delta and are considered playing a protecting role reducing the devastation caused by extreme weather events. Destruction of mangroves and deforestation in the coastal regions could have left these areas more exposed to the devastating force of Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Earth Observation satellites like DEIMOS-1 can provide vital information immediatly mapping crisis affected areas.