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New methods of using satellite images to locate mass graves

International experts in satellite imagery, geology and forensic archaeology have completed a research visit to Bosnia to investigate new methods of locating and mapping mass graves, a Bosnia-based agency dealing with missing persons and DNA identification said.

The experts from Britain’s University of Birmingham and Applied Analysis Incorporated, a U.S. private company specializing in processing satellite images, were part of a multidisciplinary project organized by the International Commission on Missing Persons, ICMP, based in Saraybosna (Sarajevo).

The initial research phase of the project was completed and will be followed by further analyses and cost-benefit estimates, said Doune Porter, a spokeswoman for the ICMP.