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MiTrAs: Migration Trend Analysis

Considering the political crises that have taken place in recent years in the Middle East and Northern Africa, and potential trends of the future, further migration trends to Europe are to be expected. In order to assess such developments, new methods for monitoring, early detection and trend analysis of migration movements are needed. This project in particular considers the potential usage of satellite imagery, open sources and (public) social media for this purpose.

Objectives:
• Analysis of satellite images, to better recognise large-scale movements of people and vehicles
• Analysis of a variety of data sources from open sources and (public) social media
• Fusion of such information across time and geographic space into a visual medium, in order to analyse potential migration flows towards Europe       
• Ensure all such efforts are in line with legal and ethical requirements


Project Duration: 2019 – 2020 

Funding: FFG, KIRAS

Project Coordination: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Project Partners: Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (Donau-Universität Krems), Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, SYNYO GmbH, Bundesministerium für Inneres BM.I, Research Institute AG & Co KG, Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung

Contact: Barbara Salcher, Maegan Hendow

Research Staff Involved:
Maegan Hendow