Disaster risk reduction from landslides along the M41 road in the Pamir mountain range, Eastern Tajikistan

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The M41, known more commonly as the Pamir Highway, is a major road traversing the Pamir Mountains through Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. It is the only major transport route in southern Tajikistan linking the administrative towns of Khorog and Murghab. Due to the mountainous topography of this area it is frequently affected by landslides and debris flows that result in closure of the road and diversion of traffic, with significant impact on the region. The aim of this project is to characterise the extent, type and frequency of landslide activity in eastern Tajikistan, with specific reference to their direct impacts on M41 Highway (Pamir Highway) and associated indirect economic and societal impacts in order to assist in disaster risk reduction.

European Space Agency (ESA) Category-1 Proposal ID. 44607. Successful and awarded free access to 11207 km2 of SPOT 6/7 1.5m high resolution satellite imagery.
Effective start/end date30/01/1930/12/20


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