Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nature-Based Solution in Climate Change, RESILIENCE 2023, 24 November 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Assessing Environmental Impacts of Mining Activities in Kalimantan Using Remote Sensing Approach

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2346422,
        author={Hazel Yordan Komara and Anjar Dimara Sakti and Agung Budi Harto},
        title={Assessing Environmental Impacts of Mining Activities in Kalimantan Using Remote Sensing Approach},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nature-Based Solution in Climate Change, RESILIENCE 2023, 24 November 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={RESILIENCE},
        year={2024},
        month={7},
        keywords={environment mining activities rate of change remote sensing tropical forest},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2346422}
    }
    
  • Hazel Yordan Komara
    Anjar Dimara Sakti
    Agung Budi Harto
    Year: 2024
    Assessing Environmental Impacts of Mining Activities in Kalimantan Using Remote Sensing Approach
    RESILIENCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2346422
Hazel Yordan Komara1, Anjar Dimara Sakti1,*, Agung Budi Harto1
  • 1: Institut Teknologi Bandung
*Contact email: anjar@itb.ac.id

Abstract

Mining activities play an important role in country’s economy. On the other hand, this activity poses a serious threat to the environment. This is also exacerbated by the increasing demand for products every year. Kalimantan is one of the largest mining areas in the world, but the existence of this mining area has caused massive deforestation due to land clearing. Monitoring the impact of mining activities on the environment is an important thing in the future. In this study, an assessment of the impact of mining activities on Kalimantan Indonesia was carried out using remote sensing products. The method used in the research is the rate of change with a time span of 2000-2020. Based on the results, there are 315 and 2 mining areas on Kalimantan which are categorized into high and very high environmental quality decline respectively. This research can be used as guide in mitigating environmental impacts.