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Researchers are using remote sensing observations of soil moisture and vegetation to map out environmental conditions conducive to promoting locust swarms. Map of soil conditions in Eastern Africa (locusts lay eggs in moist soil): NASA, 2020.

Using Geospatial Technologies to Map Locust Swarms

Mark Altaweel

Using a combination of satellite and UAV monitoring, the impact of locusts can be minimized by anticipating where swarms are likely to form next.